Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 516   ABV: 17.2%
Keg & Bottle. Special Collaboration between Nogne, Mikkeller and BrewDog which is a recipe based on all three brewers big stouts, Nøgne Ø Dark Horizon, Mikkeller Black and BrewDog Tokyo*.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1974) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2017 Bottle. Bottle, enjoyed alongside the Nøgne Ø and Mikkeller versions. Pours pitch black, with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, with cocoa and wood. Full, oily body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is dark malts, with liquorice, coffe and cocoa. OLD RATING: 6-3-6-3-12: Pours black, with a small too almost unnoticeable yet creamy head leaving nice lacings. Aroma is almost towards oil, with notes of roasted malts, liquorice and alcohol. Full sticky body, with soft too no carbonation. flavour is sweet liquorice and alcohol. Had expected more from this one, but maybe in a couple of years it will be better?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frallan (38) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2012
Dried fruits (apricots, plum, pear and apple) a bit sweet nose with the hops flowery signum brew dog usually has. Sweet full taste with hints of slightly overripe peach and some metal aftertaste. Would go very well with a dark choclate mousse and coffee instead of a congac.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
330mL from KIHOSKH in Copenhagen. $21 for this bad boy. $40 at MikkellerBar. Pours a deep brune to black. Almost ink. Small, reddish foam leaves a thin layer. Doesn’t really have thickness or presence. Dwindles down quickly to nothing. Nose is super sugary back cherry dessert. Small soy and lots of Marmite/Vegemite. Ridiculous black cherry souffle. Heavy, overwhelming. A lot of port vinous notes. Taste is as expected, a little heavy ash and tar from the Mikkeller Hei, some uber sweet sugar water from the Nogne O Horizon, and then some neutral sweeter stout from the Tokyo. The final effect is a mega sugar bomb is muted Mikkeller Hei ash and tire and less than diabetic bomb Nogne O Sweet Horizon. Extremely difficult to drink. Small sips only. Instant buzz and headache. Oh here comes the sticky ash. Ultra long finish. So much sticky sugar and ash. Oh no.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GothGargoyle (2585) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2012
Black with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, plums, chocolate, licorice. Syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, warming finish, very smooth. Taste is raisins, chocolate, dates, brown sugar, licorice. Lovely

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
str0mma (22) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle - Smells gorgeous - smoke, soy, tar , brown sugar, alkohol. Looks lovely - Deep black body, brown creamy short lived head. You can see how he beer really sticks to the glass when swirling it, probably the brown sugar. Taste is complex, sweet - brown sugar, soy, smoke, woody, vanilla, the carbonation disappears quite fast but that doesn’t affect the beer in a negative way, I would rather say it’s better without. It’s easy to forget that this little fella has a ABV at 17.2% - share it with a friend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
blomster (289) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2012
Bottle, 330 ml. Pours black with a small, close to black head. Aroma of tar, toast, some smoke, alcohol. A sweet, sweet mess of a beer, molasses, medium bitter. Long but not such pleasant finish. Had high expectations. Dissapointing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Travlr (23637) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Thomas at Cardinal in Stavanger, a huge thank you for this one! Bottle. Completely black, scant dark brown head. Aroma of port wine, licorice, light tar. Taste is melted licorice dipped in chocolate liqueur with vanilla and oak. Absolutely amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4588) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2012
Jet black beer, slight tan head. Aroma of oyster sauce, roasted malts, ketjap, mocca, raisins and alcohol. Quite a mix. Flavour mostly sweet, malty, ketjap and molasses. Sticky mouthfeel, long sticky finish, notes of oystersauce, mildly astringent. Quite unbalanced, and slightly disappointing in flavour, but still a nice experiment to combine these three big stouts.
(From 33cL bottle, shared @ De Bierkoning, Amsterdam. Nicely packed bottle btw.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14662) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 9, 2012
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. aroma is alcohol, coffee, licorice, dried fruits, molasse. Flavour is sweet, alcohol, molasse, coffee, licorice, dried fruit, hop. Bitter finish. Full body. Warming nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joes (92) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2012
Dark brown head, disappearing in seconds, on an as good as black beer. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, mocca, chocolate (-powder), alcohol, raisins. A bit dusty or oxidated. Very silky mouthfeel. Coffee and mocca in taste, with soft burning alcohol. Very, very sweet. Some (salty) liquorice. Complex in some way and boring at the same time. Not bad, but not satisfying eitherl. A bit too much of it all ...

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