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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 903   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 546   ABV: 18.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2165) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Forgot this was so stong when I opened it...oops. Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice off-white head. Oaky, alcohol dominated nose. Syrupy sweet, the alcohol is immediately present and warms the throat. Some roasty characters in there but its overcome. Very in your face, the strength of this one overshaddows the beer itself, and I tend to like very strong beers. After a while I am able to taste some chocolate and coffee as well as oak but only after my palate adjusts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. The colour is dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is of varnish, soy, toffee, caramel and molasses. The taste is initially of tangy soy sauce, liquorice and wood leading to caramel, molasses and plenty of dark fruits (cherries, plums, raisins). It has syrupy, rich mouth-feel and a sweet, warming finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TzR (4) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2011 does not count
Bottle 33 cl. Traded this at my local pub for one of my home home brewn IPA:s. And what an excellent trade it was. Nice black colour and brown foam. Smells like fruit and chocolate and the taste is fenomenal with the cranberry adding a lot to it with a slight after taste of oak. A very nice beer that lasts long.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 8, 2011
Pours jet black with medium brown foam. Smells like sweet alcohol... Tastes very sweet with a bit of roastiness and a bit of bitterness from hops and the rest is alcohol... with a very little oak at the end.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2011
Pitch black, yeah. Crazy intense liquor-ified nose is just blankets of velvet mochachino, richly fermented in barrel, boozy, smooth, loose, pruny and oooh, a bit hot but enticing. Smooth, sweet mocha delight just engulfs. Has some nice acidity to make it balanced, loving it, even the head in the throat. Raisin, date, prune and plum, a touch of sour-sweet around the tongue. I like it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, oak and licorice. Flavor was dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak, berries, coffee, licorice and a touch of molasses with a rich oily mouthfeel and had a nice warming finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2211) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle from JTClockwork. Pours murky dark brown with average tan head. Aromas of sweet dark malts, lots of dark fruit, burn chocolate, and booze. Flavors of chocolate, dark fruits, berries, wood, lots sweetness, lingering bitterness, and tons of booze. Mouthfeel is syrupy but there is still a good amount of carbonation for a beer this big. Leaves a weird aftertaste. Huge bold beer that I could barely get through a small snifter of.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Opaque black, thin tan head, very syrupy full body, high carbonation.

Aroma: perfume, lots of alcohol reminiscent of Samichlauss, heavy malt sweetness, bready yeast, and hints of silage and cranberries.

Taste: sweet roasted malt, mushroom soy sauce, lots of alcohol, vanilla oak, ashy smoke, and a slight hard salami note, with hints of cola and fruity cranberries and floral jasmine.

Very interesting, with lots of complexity. Alcohol and carbonation are too high, and trample on most of the subtle and more interesting flavors.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkopen (875) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
330 ml bottle. Pitch black, with a thin beige head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and fruits. The flavour is chocolate-sweet, with coffee, plenty of fruits and berries, a warm flush of alcohol and a moderately bitter, roasted finish. Intense and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3457) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a deep, cola black with a similar, fizzy cola-beige head. Aroma is insanely aggressive; immediate notes of chocolate, roast coffee beans, oat, milk, slowly turning into raisins, figs, cranberries, yeast and sweet malts. Body is full, rich, and a bit chewy. Palate is velvety smooth. Packs a powerful, boozy punch in the incredible, insanely long lasting finish. Excellent, uniquely crafted Imperial stout.


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