VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Batch 001. Appearance: Black with tiny brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Licorice, plums and malts.
Vells (714) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark ruby red, almost black with thin beige head.
Aroma.. loads of roasted malts, coffee, some sweet-sour fruitiness, nicely hopped, warming alcohol, oaky, bit smoked.
Sweet with tones of sourness with bitter dry finish. Complex and interesting brew, but most important - very tasty.
Thisis12ptfont (849) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tokyo brings a massive wooded/oak aroma to the nose. It is black with a brown tint and a subtle rim of foam. The taste is massively complex with a strong caramelized sugar overtone. There are tons of complex flavors including oak, maple, burnt caramel, rasperry and belgian candi sugar. Overall, this beer is unbelievably complex, I can’t even put my finger on all the flavors. It is very sugary and caramelized, and you would never imagine there is 18% alcohol. This is a delicious beer boasting tons of sweet flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.
skokott (42) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, Raisin, Chocolate. Strong malt and overpowering sugar and alcohol. Not greatly blended. Overall drinkable despite it’s flaws.
donearlenspry (7) - - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light brown head . very nice sweet & heavy stout. Very long roasted finish with sweet malts & caramel
Maesta (9) - SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Home. Dark black, poor head. Very malty and complex, sweet a bit honey. Taste of jasmin and oystersauce:) Could have been hopped à bit more.
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Holmen1 (2550) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på cardinaltreff april-11:Litt ubehagelig aroma av tobakk i tillegg til bær, vanilje/eik. Mørkebrunt, kort skum. Meget søtt og med stor munnfylde. Mindre bittert enn tørrhumlingen kanskje skulle tilsi.
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Excelente cerveza con un aroma impresionante, ideal para dejar envejecer mucho mucho tiempo
abergdahl (48) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark, very little foam or carbonation. Smells rich, musty and sweet, the taste is full and chocolaty at first then comes a sweetness, almost like a sweet strong wine, and then a warmness of alcohol replaces the sweetness in a long and very pleasant after taste. One bottle lasts a long time, will buy it again,
Would be great with a glass after a pleasant meal, perhaps with a chocolate dessert... Great beer
Jimmythespoon (459) - - SEP 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow this beer packs a punch. Pours a dark roasty black. With very little head. The body seems really thin, but the flavours from the cranberry and alcohol fill your mouth. Exceptional beer.