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


on tap

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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 546   ABV: 18.2%
Please note this is the second batch of Tokyo, which is different to the 12.5% first batch.

Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout
The irony of existentialism, the parody of being and the inherent contradictions of post-modernism, all so delicately conveyed by the blocky, pixelated arcade action have all been painstakingly recreated in this bottles contents.

This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.

It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (347) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2015
Amazing. Oily black, minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate. Tastes the same but with wood. Can fully feel the oak barrel. Creamy and smooth, booze very well hidden. Great ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark brown with just a thin lid of tan bubbles. Big aromas of roasted and toasted malt, molasses, plums, prunes and mild alcohol. Big and sweet flavors. Lots of dark fruit and roasted malt syrup, Dark candi, lightly burnt caramel, and light ash. Light spice, mix of pepper, star anise and alcohol. About midway through and this is getting somewhat overbearing. Thick, chewing, and sticky. A couple ounces of this would be enough. Well brewed and hides alcohol well. Still there are limits.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1307) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
In the beginning is the rich carbonated and I did expect something like Mikkelers Black, but the flavor is limited and sparse and release little hard roasted malt and strong mocha. It tastes sweet with a hint of a little cherry and early deletion nature of stout. Now it’s a beer for gently sipping when you know in advance the strength, but you actually just having it around in all corners of the mouth to sense its true character. The cherries taken over after some time of filling a malty taste with burnt shades, dark chocolate and a little cautious smoked malt. Its expression is clearly vinous, completely in the sweet port wine shades, but alcohol sharpness is nicely tucked out of the way of the other fruit, malt and smoke leaving only faint heat in the throat. It is superior delicious, but may seem a little too sweet in length. Conversely, its sweet expression to make it drinkable all year around. Many of these quite strong imperials are only reserved for cold and winter, but Tokyo can be enjoyed for a good barbecue dinner a summer evening in the garden. Share it with others, for it is heavy stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
takeo (12) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
Apariencia: Negro opaco con una buena capa de espuma marrón y buena retención. Nariz: lo primero que nos llega es el olor a alcohol puro, luego cuando se atempera notamos chocolate, café, higos, uva moscatel. Boca: sensación de calidez propia de alcohol, acompañado por las notas tostadas de la malta. Amargor medio-alto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (789) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2015
18,2%, batch 911. Aroma: cranberry, jasmine, oak, walnut, cognac, oxidation and roasted. Taste: powerful warming, liqueur and rum, cranberry, honey, pepper, roasted, cold coffe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (255) - - JUL 9, 2015
Pitch black. Berries, blackcurrant, wine and licorice. Oily texture and quite sweet with wine-like palate.Veri nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
salvaticas (533) - - JUL 7, 2015
Bottle pour. Pours a cloudy dark black. Incredibly smooth given the ABV. Balanced flavors. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Flanfl (303) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Ink black colour, tiny black head. Complexe aroma. Dried plum, alcohol, chocolate. Flavour is similar, the alcool is warm and pleasing, closer to liquor. Fully body, low carbo. Crazy beer, I liked it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (1072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 23, 2015
330ml bottle at home. black color, very little coffee-colored head. smells liqueurish, alocoholic, some wood, quite a bit of malty sweetness, lightly dried fruits, raisins. quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, full oily mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, alcoholic, liqueurish, spices, chocolate, some fruits, mulberry, some wood. finishes malty sweet and alcoholic. I quite like it, quite boozy, but nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Daanminator (335) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2015
Dit is toch echt wel een geweldige stout zeg. Het bier is eigenlijk helemaal niet zo bitter als ik had verwacht. Het is eigenlijk meer zoet wat het bier ondanks zijn hoge percentage goed doet wegdrinken. Mooi zwart bier met een minimale schuimkraag zoals je van een stout mag verwachten. Fijne aroma’s van kersen, koffie en een hint van chocolade. Smaken van kersen en chocolade.

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