JoeZasada (302) - Beaumont, Alberta, - JUN 19, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark cloudy brown with a reddish tinge - lasting light brown coloured head. Powerful aroma of chocolate and nuts. Taste: Strong sweet malty taste, strong oak notes. Notes of chocolate and caramel. Very warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a strong malty sweetness, same notes as above. A bit numbing on the tongue. Very full bodied, a tad oily on the mouthfeel. This is a powerful winner! Absolutely outstanding for a barrel aged imperial stout...
humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.
BazScott (45) - - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.
weihenweizen (2838) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights with small beige. Aroma chocolate, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is sweet dark malt and chocolate.
Dermi (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I don’t get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.
Toomio (446) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just just. Onpas melkoinen olut.Alkoholia on niin julmetusti, että vaikuttaa arvioon. Maku on kuitenkin todella hyvä. Vahva ja voimakas.
peponi (1228) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, red fruits, barrel notes.
Appearance: black color and brown head.
Taste: low bitterness, fruity, dried fruits, slightly sour, cocoa, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, cherry, sweet.
Palate: full body and low carbonaton, rich roasted finish.
Overall: Amazing stuff, so complex and tasty.
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very black appearance with virtually no head. Complex tastes of cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppers, brown sugar, dark chocolate and orange. Very heavy body, great carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of cocoa and anise. Epic
Hikeg (227) - - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is ripe red berries, cough drops, alcohol, red wine, bit of clove, some wood notes. Syrupy initial sweet, heavy bitter, maybe a bit sour. Rather dry, long, astringent finish. Body is full, palate is sticky, carbonation is soft. Not a very successful brew, imo.
bewyder (336) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Noire dense, mousse marron, café doux, ensemble sucrée et sirupeux, fruits rouges mûrs. L’alcool ne se fait sentir en goût mais a son bel effet, évidemment. Une bière digestive complexe et difficile d’accès, dont je ne raffole pas mais elle n’est pas écoeurante. Bouteille 33cl, Version 16.5%, bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 06/04/2016.
replicant (1) - SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2016 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 Wow. What an incredibly complex beer - certainly not your typical Imperial Stout. I get liquor, black berries and other dark berries, some vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. There is some sweetness at the beginning, but not too much. The balance of all these different flavors in one beer is incredible. All in all, Tokyo* is surprisingly light for a 18.2% beer, the alcohol is really well hidden - but the ABV number obviously encourages sharing the beer as well as slow sipping and starting to enjoy more aroma as the beer gets warmer. Drinking it straight out of a cooled fridge would be a shame in my opinion.