GenDV138 (3351) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
8.5 oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours dark brownish black with half a finger of tan head. Aromas of roast, coffee, peat, soy. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, soy sauce, smoke, peat. Medium body with a dry and warm finish. Oily mouthfeel.
GRM (3303) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown bottle, 0.25 l, batch 894/895, brewed on 29.11.12, best before 29.11.27, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on my birthday 2015; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of brown head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, burnt barley, molasses, anise, light ink, woody; mouth: roasted barley, burnt barley, molasses, anise, light ink, light woody, light peat, light alcohol, thick, soy sauce, finale in roasted barley with presence of ink, full body, below-average carbonation, slick, oily and lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 0,25 l, lot 894/895, brassée le 29.11.12, meilleure avant 29.11.27, via Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée à ma fête 2015; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse brun, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, mélasse, anis, léger encre, boisé; bouche : orge torréfiée, orge brûlée, mélasse, anis, léger encre, léger boisé, léger tourbe, léger alcool, épaisse, sauce soya, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence d’encre, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, texture coulante, huileuse et légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien
DwarfeD (1608) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl bottle at home. Pitch black with a small tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice subtle sweet and bitterness. Roasted malts, warming alcohol, raisins, vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, caramel and spices. A very tasty complex brew.
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DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, for my 7900th rating. Viscous near black with brown highlights and a thick foamy brown head. Extremely malty aroma, lots of soy sauce, a bit of anise. Brothy and briney, soy sauce with some residual dark sugars, a bit of anise, woody undertones. Boozy but not hot or harsh. Not as complex as I had hoped.
lbjor (34) - NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Completly black. Smells of sweet licorice. Tastes licorice ,charcoal and dark roasted malt. Alcohol in the aftertaste.
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Boxed bottle to pint glass
Molasses, soy, dark chocolate, roasted malt, brine. Black with a thin very creamy dark tan head. Taste is soy, coffee, toasted malt, worcestershire sauce, black currants, and licorice. There’s a lot going on in this beer. Wonderful.
asimeow (214) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,25l bottle in cardboard box. Best before 29.11.27, brewed 29.11.12. Batch 894/895. Instant aroma of licorice, charcoal and malt. Pitch, oil black with almost no head. The little head there is is brown. Fairly highly carbonated, but thick, oily and soft. The high ABV is cloaked very well. Deep licorice flavour. Decent bitterness and astringency. This is just black and dark with a clear and to the point flavour. No gimmicks, just a really nice imperial stout. Wonderful!
RasmusOtt (1550) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of intense espresso, dark bitter chocolate, liquorice, smoke, burned sugar, weak booze and lots of vanilla. The taste is sweet and roasted with notes of smoke, liquorice, espresso, burned sugar and some bitter chocolate. A little hot at the end but this is indeed a good sipper!
Maris (1150) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 250ml bottle on 22/6/2015. Thought I’d had this alrerady but noticed there are three separate entries for the Horizon Tokyo Black combo, brewed in different locales. I previous had the 17.2% brewed at Brewdog. My review suggests I paid 45 bucks for that one, so the Nogne version appears a relative bargain at around $19. Pours the darkest brown with no head. The aroma features quite a bit of soy, coffee, chocolate, caramel and a touch of dark fruit. The flavours are big and intense as you’d expect of a 16 per center. It’s super sweet, with honey, treacle, caramel, fudge, milk chocolate, sultanas, and brown sugar, balanced by a sharpish roasty, slightly vinous hop bitterness. There’s a definite touch of booze but it’s still pretty easy to down. The palate is syrupy and the carbonation low. A lovely, massive dessert beer.
Vestergaard (910) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black with a smooth, tan head. Aroma has licorice, lots of roasted malts, slight smoke, espresso, burned sugar. Taste is very roasty and smokey, nice boozy but smooth texture, slightly ashy and coffee bitterness, subtle sweetness. Very smooth with very well incorporated alcohol in this beer. Average to low carbonation, and again a smooth and velvety mouth feel.
Klimaet (702) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Vestergaard and Rasmusott! Pours pitch black with a medium thick dark brown head. Aromas of licorice, tobacco, smoke, slightly boozy, dark chocolate, espresso, dark roasted malts, burned sugar. Taste is roasty, slightly smoky, licorice, dark bitter chocolate, espresso sort of "sourness" to it.