slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12oz bottle. Deep rich brown w/ a superheady nose of thick sweet booze. hints of fruits, candy, & other nuances of greatness abound. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin syrup considering the heavy booze & malt profile it carries. Slight tongue burn. The heat in the snifter is crazy: ether/modeling glue lol . Jasmine sweet & tart (thou not obv. cran.) lends well to the style: Champagne yeast, high ABV stout w/ great drinkability considering whats going on.
martjoobolut (1683) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. I really liked this one, it had almost berry wine like qualities.
MarinaMarket (223) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Incredible rich malts, deep coffee, molasses, tart sweetness of the cranberries. Beautiful. tasted at 69F.
ramboraffe (1290) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewdog, Göteborg. Thick black with small tanned head. Smell is a lot of chocolate, some coffee, ashes and alcohol. Taste is burned malt, burned sugar, chocolate and coffee. Dry with very big body, medium bitterness and low carbonation.
colui72 (313) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazing. Oily black, minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate. Tastes the same but with wood. Can fully feel the oak barrel. Creamy and smooth, booze very well hidden. Great ale.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with just a thin lid of tan bubbles. Big aromas of roasted and toasted malt, molasses, plums, prunes and mild alcohol. Big and sweet flavors. Lots of dark fruit and roasted malt syrup, Dark candi, lightly burnt caramel, and light ash. Light spice, mix of pepper, star anise and alcohol. About midway through and this is getting somewhat overbearing. Thick, chewing, and sticky. A couple ounces of this would be enough. Well brewed and hides alcohol well. Still there are limits.
TorbenJensen (783) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
In the beginning is the rich carbonated and I did expect something like Mikkelers Black, but the flavor is limited and sparse and release little hard roasted malt and strong mocha. It tastes sweet with a hint of a little cherry and early deletion nature of stout. Now it’s a beer for gently sipping when you know in advance the strength, but you actually just having it around in all corners of the mouth to sense its true character. The cherries taken over after some time of filling a malty taste with burnt shades, dark chocolate and a little cautious smoked malt. Its expression is clearly vinous, completely in the sweet port wine shades, but alcohol sharpness is nicely tucked out of the way of the other fruit, malt and smoke leaving only faint heat in the throat.
It is superior delicious, but may seem a little too sweet in length. Conversely, its sweet expression to make it drinkable all year around. Many of these quite strong imperials are only reserved for cold and winter, but Tokyo can be enjoyed for a good barbecue dinner a summer evening in the garden. Share it with others, for it is heavy stuff.
takeo (12) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Apariencia: Negro opaco con una buena capa de espuma marrón y buena retención. Nariz: lo primero que nos llega es el olor a alcohol puro, luego cuando se atempera notamos chocolate, café, higos, uva moscatel. Boca: sensación de calidez propia de alcohol, acompańado por las notas tostadas de la malta. Amargor medio-alto
alex_leit (636) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
18,2%, batch 911. Aroma: cranberry, jasmine, oak, walnut, cognac, oxidation and roasted. Taste: powerful warming, liqueur and rum, cranberry, honey, pepper, roasted, cold coffe.
Jyrsa (247) - - JUL 9, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black. Berries, blackcurrant, wine and licorice. Oily texture and quite sweet with wine-like palate.Veri nice.
salvaticas (532) - - JUL 7, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour. Pours a cloudy dark black. Incredibly smooth given the ABV. Balanced flavors. Very nice.
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