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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4849) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Nov 3, International Stout Day. Batch 3; Best Before 16/02/2020 After a barley wine on IPA day, Iíll stick with stout on stout day. Black color with no head. Light sweet whisky aroma. Seems syrupy. Very boozy flavor and quite rummy. Some raisin/plum character. Light sherry/whisky. Herbal hints? Oddly dry. Full bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5833) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle: Poured a thick-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dark roasted coffee with some vinous notes and light liquorice notes. Taste is also a mix between some dark roasted coffee notes with some light vanilla and liquorice. This beer is sweet do not overwhelmingly so. Body is full with oily texture and good carbonation with surprisingly no alcohol notes. Well brewed and more enjoyable then I was expecting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown. No head. Aroma is big on alcohol. Tastes very sweet drinkable and smooth. Does not taste as big as ABV or scent. Moonshine made from molasses and mixed with fresh molasses. Hint of tobacco.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Furseth (2080) - Kungšlv, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask: Dark red colour, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is dry fruits,coffee,dark Chcoclate,vanilla,cyrup/alcy, and a woody ending. Flavor had a werry complex mouth feeling who comes in a "military following order: Berry,chcolate,coffee, vanilla,alcy, portviny,and ends with a big long fruity/bitter finsh. Wow! What a beer this is, and I think it will be moore complex with, some years aging. Werry nice!!

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DiarmaidBHK (4155) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft at Victoria. I can think of no better way to celebrate a freak October snowstorm then by drinking one of these. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Big vanilla and raisin on the nose. Big alcohol on the tongue but also a warming quality as well. Almost kind of a licorice sort of thing. Fantastic!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2011
Pours a lovely black with a nice tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, liquorice, caramel, sugar and alcohol. They all come through in the flavour - itís a bit sweeter than I expected but it was a great beer. One to linger over.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (980) - SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle. Black (clear red) with a short and thick, but short-lived, brown head that didnít lace too much. Aroma is roasted and sweet boozy with licorice, cold coffee with lots of sugar, caramel, berries, sauna, some vanilla. Taste is very sweet with a big boozy warmth. Cold coffee with loads of sugar, dark chocolate, dark fruits, licorice, vanilla. Yes Per, itís quite port like. Medium to bigger body with very smooth carbonation. Its very tasty but way too sweet for me.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
magsinva (1100) - Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle - TWM Chantilly - pours a dark cloudy brown with a slight tan head. Aroma is boozy with vanilla and caramel notes. Taste is sweet with a slight burn from the alcohol. The alcohol lingers. Mouth feel is creamy finishes slightly dry. Overall, the high alcohol content seems like overkill, which is ruining an otherwise decent beer. I would probably prefer the 12% version better, but thatís a guess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Linnet (1653) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2011
Aroma: Sweet, boozy, flowery and a bit sour. It has an artificial quality to it. Roasted malts, vanilla and berries. Appearance: Despite the ABV it looks a bit thin, medium beige head. Flavour: Sugary, sugary, sugary, man this is sweet. Then the alcohol kicks in, There are other notes but alcohol and sweetness overpowers all other flavours except for the artificial quality. It is an experience and as such it is very interesting to try. Mouthfeel: Average. Total: I had high hopes for this one, it did not live up to them.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and itís nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.


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