foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and it’s nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.
CyborgX (38) - THAILAND - OCT 25, 2016
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle - Aroma is sweet malts and a little smokey. Taste is very sweet but counterbalanced with bitterness, which keeps you thinking with every sip "is this sweet or bittersweet? And Sip it you must to savour the plethora of flavours squeezed into every mouthful. So many its hard to guess, chocolate? Dark fruits? Faint coffee? Lumps of smoked wood? LOL. It masks the mind numbing 16.5% alcohol, and leaves a very slight bitter end as the rest of the flavours bounce around your tongue and slowly fade on the palette. I was worried it was going to be dissapointing for the high price.... TRUST ME IT ISN'T!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Koelschtrinker (17734) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Süßer, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Der starke Alkoholgehalt ist geschmacklich nicht erkennbar, karamellig, süffig, Noten von Kakao und Espresso. Holznoten, Vanille, vollmundig. Süffig, intensiv malzig, gut. 9/13/11/12/13/12
fiery_1 (313) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle @ Alex’s. 2012 Vintage. Pours a cloudy brown colour. Nose is licorice, caramel, dark fruits, malts, molasses. Flavour is very sweet caramel and oh so smooth, malty malts. Complex and tasty.
beerplace (918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasting Alex’s. Batch #10. BB 04-04-2021, 18.2% ABV. Pours a cloudy brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste are very complex, sweet, with dark fruits (figs, resin), some barrel notes. Amazingly perfect stuff!
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 15, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle. Pours black with a ruby hue rim and a thin brown foam that resides in a ring. Scent is hickory smoke. Vanilla. Maybe oak wood. Light resin. Light caramel. Taste is hickory, vanilla, dense resin, and dense cranberries. Smokey wood finish. Flavors of cherries. Some sour notes. Mouthfeel is outrageously smooth. Fantastic. Shoutout to @AshtonMcCobb at Appellation Wines - cheers to my third perfect score.
__Rb81 (668) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of red fruits, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts, light toasted/smoke, light hops. Taste is heavy sweet, moderate bitter, red fruits, sweet roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, light hops, very sweet sugary aftertaste, some red fruits, caramel, alcohol, light hops. Do not like the sweetness in this one.
SPDickerman (1194) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head. Smells of roast, oak, hints of fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity, hints of oak and alcohol. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, BrewDog Tokyo* finishes with a lingering alcoholic heat.
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with medium beige head. Aroma has licorice, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and some roastiness. Taste is strong sweet caramel with vanilla. Subtle hops and malts. Strong caramel in the end. Extremely full palate. Thick bodied. Medium carbonation. Long finish. Amazing. I would say this is one of the gods of beers but I am an atheist so it would not describe this beast enough.
Evilkniamhel (582) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines Dalry. Pours pitch black, espresso cream head. Nose of bourbon, molasses, dark fruit, christmas cake, maple syrup. On the palate; boozy burn, yet smooth, super full-bodied, spicy, sweet. A treat!
bonev (344) - POLAND - SEP 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Piwo czarno brunatne bez refleksow z niezbyt obfita piana. W aromacie wszystko co powinno byc w RISie. Wanilia, ciemne dojrzale owoce, palone slody, nuty beczki i szlachetngo alkoholu. W smaku slodko, czekolada z kawa, toffee i guma balonowa. Bardzo geste i oleiste, pelne cialo, grzeje konkretnie w gardlo. Degustowac powoli bo zawarty alkohol moze byc naprawde zdradliwy.