neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 An outstanding stout. One of the most superior beers I have ever tasted. It is certainly not a beer for everyone, especially at this second batches 18% ABV, but I think any true connoisseur should find it INCREDIBLE. It?s like a fine dessert. tkingsbury2 (31) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Found at a local bottle shop, overall a little disappointed. Overpowering sweetness masked the rest of the flavors (although it does a good job of masking the alcohol). Split the bottle with a friend, don’t think I could drink a whole bottle without my stomach hating me. thearmi (31) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 2, 2012
Very strong and full-bodied flavour, dark and clody. You can clearly feel the alcohol, however, it’s still mild enough. A bottle to enjoy the whole evening. Worth the try - something really special. Jens_thogersen (31) - - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma is quite sweet with typical coffe and bitter chocolate aromas.
Taste is very sweet and unbalanced burnt coffe taste. It's almost a bit grainy texture. Mouthfeel is high.
There is some alcohol in the taste.
Not very impressed. maxifunk777 (31) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
This is everything I LOVE about a big beer smell, taste, mouth full, & sweetness. I know a lot of people are not fan of sweeter beers but the taste is big and bold fruity & sweet. absolute recommend this Beer 18.2 ABV is concealed excellently no burn factory here just smooth deliciousness! A Highly underrated Beer!
Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
stunning beer. easily the most enticing aroma i’ve experienced on a dark beer. this beer is all about the flavour though. dark chocolate, fruit... all the standards, complimented with a rich port flavour, and a perfectly balanced smokeyness from the french oak chips. i despise smoked beers, but this beer... wow Csizu (30) - Orosháza, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2011
almost black with a typical imperial stout scent. light brown head. chocolate and coffee in the flavor and a malting snow a.k.a. slush in the after taste. interesting....although this is a good beer! PartyBear (29) - Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2009
Poured from a room temperature 330ml bottle into an oversize wineglass. strawman (28) - - MAY 5, 2012
Appearance: Jet black in colour and pours like thick oil. Small tan head fades within a few seconds, leaving just a thick black liquid. Small amount of carbonation. Thick legs on the side of the glass.
Aroma: The alcohol is very obvious on the nose, in fact it actually burns all the way to the back of the throat. Spicy, quite peppery. There are sweet cherries and pears. Burnt caramel.
Taste: Sweet at the start, fruity, with burnt sugars. There is a taste of gingerbread, molasses and possibly kola nut? There is a pepperiness in the middle, which is somewhat perfumy. The finish is bitter dark chocolate, with a powerful warming alcohol.
Mouthfeel: Heavy, flat, warming, and slightly oily. It’s not as thick as I thought it would be.
Drinkability: It’s almost like drinking a spirit, with the alcohol content being so high. The flavours are huge and overpowering at times but there does seem to be a strange balance between them, possibly held together by the alcohol. It is certainly a beer that has to be experienced.
On draught at Brewdog Newcastle hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Another outstanding example of craft ale from the boys at Brewdog.
Deep dark red with strong sherry flavours. Very pleasant on the palate with cranberry and jasmine in just the right, balanced, amounts.
The head did not last long unfortuantely, but this did not stop it from being an excellent beer. I’m not usually one for the stronger beers as generally to me, anything over 11% is totally unpalatable, however Tokyo* has bucked the trend.
Drank this in a whisky glass with a chocolate mousse. Deep roasty notes, warming alcohol, vanilla oak and flowery jasmine. Extremely complex. This was sublime with the chocolate dessert.