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


on tap

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RATINGS: 970   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DutchDrebus (4929) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 23, 2011
Very black, not a lot of foam. Smells and tastes very alcoholic, which pushes back much of the taste. Too alcoholic for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark cloudy brown with a reddish tinge - lasting light brown coloured head. Powerful aroma of chocolate and nuts. Taste: Strong sweet malty taste, strong oak notes. Notes of chocolate and caramel. Very warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a strong malty sweetness, same notes as above. A bit numbing on the tongue. Very full bodied, a tad oily on the mouthfeel. This is a powerful winner! Absolutely outstanding for a barrel aged imperial stout...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2011
2011 Bottle. Pitch black with a cappuccino head. Aroma: alcohol, acetone, nail polish remover. After a while some chocolate and licorice. Taste: salmiak, alcohol, sweet onions. In the background chocolate, berries, vanilla. Full-bodied, oily, medium carbonation.
Way too fresh, I think. A pity, the last time I tried it it there was still lots of alcohol, but also a lot of chocolate, licorice and wine gums. I have to rate it after what’s in the glass though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred82 (2119) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 17, 2011
12oz bottle from Geln’s bevereage.
Appearance : Pitch black almost no head.
Aroma : Lots of sweetness, molasses, raisins, figs. Very rich and sweet.
Taste : Lots of molasses, sweet roasted malt. Lots of alcohol. Finish has real nice raisins and figs with lots of alcohol.
Overall : Very sweet but very rich and complex. Nice notes of molasses, figs and raisins but overdue. Alcohol was quite present even if sweetness did it’s best to mask it. Overall big sweet and alcoholic beer. Not very cohesive. A bit messy. Disapointing and too expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1428) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle; Murky, Dark Brown pour with amber highlights; modest beige head that does not retain well into this glass - the nose is syrup, port, chocolate, and booze. The flavor profile is very sweet, syrupy, dark fruits, vinousness, oak, and a bit of bitterness at the finish. Ultimately though, this thing is a boozy desert beer, isn’t it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mjollnir (392) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2011
330mL bottle with a high class of wank on the label. Pours hazy dark red-brown with a thin tan head that settles to a ring and a faint swirl on the surface. The aroma’s sweet, malty and floral with dried fruit, fortified wine, a little oak and lots of alcohol. Fairly sweet and alcoholic flavour with some dried fruit, grapes and a little roasted malt. Full bodied, thick, almost syrupy, soft carbonation, not amazingly smooth, quite hot and a sweet and roasty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (733) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 5, 2011
Bottle. Black pour with brown edges and not much of a head to speak of. The aroma is mazzive Port Wine Vintage with hints of oak, dark charred sugars, and a massive ethanol presence. The flavor comes through with caramelized molasses, chocolate, vanilla, booze, wood, and more booze. The palate is medium to full with little effervescence and a warming finish. Really tasty, and one of Brew Dog’s better offerings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13111) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (4126) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2011
Draught at DBF 2011. Dark red with a brown head. Aroma alcohol, malt (caramel), fruit (craneberries). The flavor is sweet and sour, vinous and some alcohol felt. Fantastic.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 28, 2011
Pours a solid black with a surprisingly large tan head that dissipates quickly to form a ring. Smells of licorice, dark chocolate, coffee, treacle, sweet dark fruits, a non-deScript floral component, and a hint of alcohol. Wow this really has a lot going on in the aroma! Taste is sweet with thick chocolate, caramel and burnt sugars, a little fruit and a lot of harsh alcohol. Leaves a long lingering sweet chocolate, roasted coffee, and vodka in the finish. Thick body, light carbonation, creamy Hershey’s chocolate syrup type mouthfeel. This one packs a punch! Its a sipper for sure, but I would have liked the alcohol burn to be a bit less harsh. I enjoyed this one for most of the night.

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