garthicus (2945) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
Pitch black. Thick syrupy pour, small brown head. Aroma: oak, whiskey, deep chocolate, milk, mocha, caramel, very rich. Smells great. Flavour: woah, huge wood & whiskey to start, smoothing out to a espresso & dark chocolate body, sharply alcoholic, a real sipper with a long bitter chocolate finish. Lovely. WASW (53) - - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle purchased from Brewdog Newcastle, drank alongside a Tokyo Rising Highland for comparative purposes. A very pleasant and well-balanced experience for its strength - just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness bringing a nice tangy fruity-chocolate flavour with a lingering sweetness to it. Very drinkable. jercraigs (10858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
2012-12-31. Black with a nice tan head and lace. 4+ Big aroma, rich dark malt, juniper blends with an almost salty soy sauce like quality, modest fruit, light alcohol. Flavour has a lovely rich malt core, sweet, fruity, the cranberry and juniper show up just enough to add some really lovely accents. Finishes sweet and fruity, alcohol grows slowly but steadily as the glass goes one. Smooth medium to full body is softly carbonated. 4++ Boozy and big, though not as much as it could be considering the strength, but really quite nice. Lovely stuff. Bottle at Volo, Toronto IpaNorway (16) - - JAN 27, 2013
raisin and dates aroma, and some roasty, and i feel some brandy feeling, like it is storage on barrel. The colour is dark, maybe not total black, the head is medium, medium sweetnes, you can feel that this is heavy in the alcohol, no bitternes, the bitternes i can feel is from the malt (i think). long finish, Impressed, it is heavy but it feels less than 18,2%, but this is a share bottle for 3-4 people. kevinator (2704) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Very interesting and I’ve been anxious to try this for some as I have had this in storage. My bottle looked a little different with Toklo* on the bottle and listing cranberries and jasmine. It did list 18.2 ABV and sure tasted like it. Sweet alcohol and fruit aromas. Very dark with a very fine head. Syrupy palate that coated the mouth. The tastes were all over the place. Wood, sweet, molasses, cranberry, some hops at the end. There was a stomach burn and this would not be for everyone but I enjoyed it.
zvikar (6444) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
Can sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. POurs brown to black with a beige head, aroma of honey, maple, caramel, port and cherry, flavor of cherry, port, caramel, with some coffee, grapefruit, nice bitterness, full bodied, great gruberm (358) - - MAY 19, 2013
Strong smelling with a sugary alcohol aroma. A wonderfully pleasant taste, almost port like in quality with a to he of roughness from the high alcohol content.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Unde (1149) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 5, 2013
Abysmally dark beer with everlasting head and some lacing. Salty licorice and liquor, with some espresso-like coffee coming to my nose. Taste is like drinking cyrup, coffeeliquor and warming alcohol. Really cyrup-like sweet stout and therefore totally an dessert beer. Moebbels (817) - FINLAND - SEP 6, 2013
This beer has a pitch black oily body with a quickly fading frothy light brown head. The nose is sweet with notes of sherry, caramel, chokolate, cranberries, liquorice and oak. Taste is sweet with sour berry notes and a long sweet chokolatey aftertaste. The palate is extremely full and syrupy with a mild carbonation. The alcohol content is extremely well hidden, but drinking this gives a nice warm feeling. Extremely nice, a bottle would work well as a dessert for 2-4 persons. biirusaikou (2705) - - SEP 14, 2013
Captivating Brandy, plum, coffee beans aromas. Deep sweet liquor flavor, Porto, mocha, spices, sour finish. Quite an experience, a truly wicked liquor brew from outer space @[email protected]