KnutAlbert (5545) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, brown tint.
Deceivingly smooth. Coffee, dark fruit, a little soot, some vanilla. Warming alcohol. Very impressive to brew a beer of this strength with this velvet smoothness. Fine bitter finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle acquired in trade with Jw347. Batch 001 BB 31/11/09. Poured a dark black color with a very small sized brown head. Aromas of dark fruits (cherries), cranberries, wood, chocolate, and vanilla. Tastes of roast, some dark fruits, woody, lighter chocolate, light cranberries and some coffee. Alcohol content well hidden and very easy to drink.
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - poured black, low carbonation, huge taste - vanilla and roast malts in perfect balance. Alcohol comes through on the nose and in the aftertaste. A remarkable beer
coldbrewky (1371) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reakt came thru for me in his first trade with this beauty. I feel I may owe him some more beer. Pours black and flat but with a mere trickle of central carbonation. Oak tones eminate from the glass along with that of plums and a skoash of vanilla. Some malts poke thru the nose but are certainly overshadowed. Mouthfeel is slick and reminicent of port. Alcohol is expertly hidden. Continued fruitiness during entire full body. A pleasure.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JAN 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
#001 from Ølbutikken. Pitch black, dark tanned cocoa head. Burned nose with wood, mint chocolate, smokiness, funny and perfumey jasmine, interesting yet so balanced. A bit more traditional flavor, tar, menthol, smoky burned malts, dry bitter cocoa and wood with little perfumey flowers. Long espresso and dark chocolate finish with mild alcohol. Not really that much oak, just dry woodiness. Full bodied, a bit oily, lush palate, not that thick. A beautiful stout, love that perfumey twist.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
High light of the Atlantic City Beer Fest. Tapped out of a small keg. Aroma was very wine like with a lot of fruit and alcohol. Black pour with a big head maybe due to the tapping. Very intense flavor of fruit sweetness up front and a nice hop dry finish. Really nice and warming. Not for the timid or the lawn mowers.
Thisis12ptfont (708) - 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.
Madsnp (923) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from batch # 001. Black with almost no head. Aromas of cough medicine, tar, tobacco, malty sweetness, wood, coffee, hops and some smoke. Flavour of roasted malts, alcohol, spice, oak, licorice and berryfruit. Share it with a friend..
thewolf (10535) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Vinnens Verden, Odense.
Pours utterly and completely black with a thin rim of brown creamy foam. Soft and elegant aroma. Lots of chocolate, raisins, apples, roasted malts - and lots of liquorice. Good notes of vanilla, oak and a flowry touch. Low carbonation, wonderful, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, but the 12 % is nowhere to be found. Incredibly drinkable. Lots of chocolate again, some cocoa, good, lightly tart oak and plums. Some sweetness with vanilla and malts. A long, dry bitterness with roasted malts and good, heavy hoppiness. Very nice!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle. Black body with thin lacing and then no head. Oak chocolate silky sweet with big etoh. A bit of peat and smoke. Very smooth and drinkable. Lightly bitter coffee but extremely smooth. Actually the alcohol is really well hidden, i dont believe its 12%. A great balance is found here, and nothing seems to come off as excessive. Honestly sessionable!