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


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RATINGS: 1014   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemikalGab (48) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 26, 2011
Pours a deep cola black, with a tiny beige head that fades almost immediately. Nice lacing. The aroma is quite unique and complex, very pleasant without being balanced: at first it reminds me of fruit preserved in alcohol, then comes the wood along with the roasted malts. As it warms you can feel the aroma getting sweeter and less alcoholic: there’s some strong liquorice and hints of dark chocolate and jasmine. In the mouth you get lots and lots of warm alcohol, a roasted flavour from the dark malts on the back and a just a tip of chocolate [reminded me of a Ferrero Mon Cherie]. Texture is oily, but not too thick, and a bit sticky on the tongue. An imperial stout on steroids that leaves you burning for a while, from the throat to the stomach. Overall, not the best brew I’ve ever had, certainly the strangest, and I bet it only gets better with age.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
My goodnes! Bottle at home. Pours black as the darkest night with a very thin head and just the faintest suggestion of carbonation. Aroma is of sweet strawberry/raspberry candy, intense dark chocolate and oil. Palate is oily and a touch of fizz which I suspect is from the assault on the taste buds. Taste is intense sweet raspberry confection with bitter chocolate yo the nth degree. This is a serious assault and it’s not altogether pleasant. What is fantastic and makes this such a good beer is the aftertaste that lasts for ages. The closest I can get is eating 3 of the strawberry Quality Street sweets and letting the flavour of that fill your mouth. A beer to be sipped and unlike any other that I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Tokyo 002
Date: May 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of fruity sweetness, hint of molasses, light oak
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, initially hot but the alcohol fades to be replaced by a big sweetness, thick molasses, touch of oak, light roasted, not much bitterness, warming
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle, at home; Perhaps predictably poured into my Maudite glass. Alliteration is awesome. Pours opaque black, thin tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is soy sauce, creosote, unfermented black wort, fudge, smoke, bacon. Flavours are very sweet, and very boozy; smoke, bacon, ash, truffle (of the chocolate sort, not the mushroomy sort), remarkably drinkable at this strength, but not something I would ever seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2011
Thanks to my friend Georg for this one, the perfect beer for a cold, rainy Vancouver night. From the bottle the pour is pitch black with a thin light brown head. Aroma and flavor are amazing with notes of coffee, burnt caramel, chocolate & black licorice, taste is the same with a slight warming brandy-like alcohol, Wood & Vanilla. I love this beer; it’s full & rich with a sweet finish and at over 18% to be enjoyed slowly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5460) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
330ml bottle pours black with a finger and a half of beige head that leaves only some spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark fruit and roasted malts with some chocolate and smoke. Taste is light roasted malty bitterness with some chocolate sweetness and some dark fruit with a hint of smoke and some alcohol burn. There is a hint of hoppy bitterness but is overly dominated by the malts. This is a heavy bodied beer with light carbonation and is quite enjoyable as a sipper over a couple of hours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 9, 2011
Csak a jó sör, Budapest. Mélyfekete, olajszerű színe van, mely fény felé tartva enyhén bíborosan csillog. Egészen komoly, krémes barna habot fejleszt, ami meglepően sokáig kitart. Illata még nem ígér komolyabb izgalmakat, inkább egy erősen komlózott, jó alkoholos, aszalt gyümölcsös és likőrös (azt szándékosan nem írom, hogy "egyszerű", vagy "hétköznapi", mert egy itthon edzett sörkedvelőnek ilyen nincs) imperial stout-ot takar, azonban ahogy melegszik, egyre inkább érezni a komolyabb alkoholtartalmat. Íze bizsergetően alkoholos, de nem kellemetlen, inkább egy "komlólikőrnek" tűnik, melyben erősen érezni a hordó jellegzetes fás ízét, aszalt gyümölcsöket, kevés kávét és fekete csokit. Nem éppen meglepő, hogy igen sűrű, szinte szirupos állaga van, és az alkoholtól inkább édesbe csúszik, de a sörös szénsavérzet azért kellő ihatóságot biztosít. Igazán extravagáns sör, jobb mikulásajándékot el sem tudnék képzelni :-), de legközelebb nem egyedül esnék neki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3226) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2011
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits (Halifax). Pours an opaque, oily looking ultra dark brown verging on black with a modest-sized light brown head. Aroma is raisin, plums, treacle, light woodiness and alcohol. Taste is very sweet with ripe dark fruits, molasses, licorice, wood and alcohol. Big body, creamy/sticky mouthfeel. Quite nice but one to have in small quantities.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1042) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
Dark brown, almost black with small beige head. Aroma is molasses, caramel, sweet chocolate, ripe fruits and leather. Taste is prunes, caramel, molasses, sweetened chocolate, ripe cherries and licorice. Soft carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Hoppy finish overpowered by the sweetness. Very enjoyable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12 oz (approx) bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cola with 2 fingers of kaki head that left a decent lace. Nose is plums, oak, roasted malt, caramel, dates, and light chocolate. Taste is spot on, with the plums, chocolate, and booze lingering in a warming fashion. This is a huge beer, and quite drinkable! It does, however, have a brandy like warming effect that goes the distance ... Best served on a cold evening!

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