VTHopHead (1389) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle/12oz - Pours a very dark black/brown in color with no head and almost no carbonation. Aroma... dark roasted malts, oak/vanilla, chocolate, sweet herbs, sweet malts and plenty of red fruit... awesome. Palate is quite thick and smooth on the tongue. Flavor is medium sweet with lots of fruit... cherries and cranberries (!) mostly... lovely. Lingering dark roasted malts, cranberry tart/bitter and a decent amount of chocolate. Alcohol, in spite of its incredible strength, is well muted and offset by the other strong flavors of the beer. This is a masterful and awesome beer... one of the most enjoyable, if not strongest, I have had for a very long time!! Truly an amazing/excellent beer...
diabel (1584) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black body with a dark brown head (to the extent that one can speak of a head, there is almost no head). Aroma mainly of coffee, but pop up as well: prunes, dark fruit, cognac, brandy: very complex aroma but not very attractive. Moderately bitter, heavily sweet flavour with actually a rather weak mouthfeel. Not as dense as one would have expected. Ok, not great.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy coffee aroma. Small, light brown head. Fair lacing. Black body. Light sweet and light bitter flavor with heavy coffee notes. Medium to full palate.
deanso (3194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer at brewdog tasting at the klooster.
Thin off white head. Dark Amber pour. Still sweet but with a complex aftertaste. Lovely
kryon (700) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this bottle has been in my cellar for 1 year. pours black with small frizzy head. Aromas of figs, dades, brown sugar, alcohol, oak
Almost sticky taste from the high alcohol level. Round, extermely sweet and a slight bitter and oaky ending. Texture is oily, quite thin and watery.
A lot of sugar left in my mouth... Why do I have yet another one in my cellar
hackobock (273) - SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark black, small tan head.Molasses, roasted malt, dark fruit, cherries and alcoholic aroma. A lingering sweetness dominates the taste and finishes off with a smokey roasted bitterness. A bit too rich and sweet for my preferences.
GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella de 330 ml servida en copa Globo.Saboreada en abr´11.
Negro puro, con reflejos caoba oscuro.Cuerpo opaco.Espuma amplia de color beige cvlaro.Túpida y densa.Encajes gomosos.Aromas de brandy,resinas y madera.Entrada de sabor a coñac y un increible paladar dulzón.Frutos oscuros,melazas y café torrefacto en el intermedio.La viscosidad se puede masticar.Sabor afrutado y matices de café en retrogusto mientras los lúpulos permanecen en segundo plano.¿ABV?.Bueno, mejor que bebas la mitad y la otra la compartas con tu colega o...Tokio te pateará la cabeza.En serio te lo digo.330ml bottle served into an Snifter glass.Enjoyed on apr´11.
Pure black,dark mahogany to the light.Opaque body.Thick foam,ligth beige in color.Dense & close.Glue lacing.Brandy,resin & woody aromas.Brandy flavor & incredible sweet palate.Dark fruit,molasses & toasted coffee in the middle.Viscosity can be chewed it up.Fruity flavor,coffee hints on the aftertaste while hops remain under the pillow.ABV?? Well you´d better have just one half while sharing the other have to your buddy or...Tokio´s gonna kick your head, I tell ´ja.
GrandePrairie (4) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a beer that I was really looking forward to but didn’t quite meet my expectations. The aroma was quite nice, smoky with licorice and alcohol. The beer pours a dark black with little head even with a relatively aggressive pour. It has a smoky sweet taste with a strong licorice presence. Very little carbonation and heavy mouth feel. I found it difficult to drink a whole bottle and would have been more enjoying had I broken it into 2 or 3 different sessions.
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of meilby.Pours black with a beige head.Aroma of chocolate, bread, malt, roasted malt and coffee.Flavor is sweet chocolate and malt with some caramel, alcohol, molasses and soy sauce.Medium to full body, soft carbonation.Really nice beer.
JWE (209) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of tobacco, oak. Dark brown head. Dark beer. Extremely sweet and rich flavour.