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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (794) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
From a bottle,Dark brown in color,White head,Chocolate, cranberry and herbal flavors,and does not taste like a 18.2 abv%

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice tan coaster head. Bad ass aroma of oak mixed with with cranberry fruit with super dark chocolate. Slight burn of alcohol at the end of the smell. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet taste along with roasted notes and fruit. This is like nothing I have had before. Very tasty. Get raisin type molasses flavor from this. Surprisingly very little alcohol flavors that I pick up. Overall a pretty cool beer but hard to drink a lot of it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (622) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black with about 1 finger of tan foam. Aroma is very faint, almost nothing there, though a boozy burn can be detected. Flavor is HOT. Anise, cinnamon, fruit (cranberries), and nectar are all present in the first sip. Boy, is the ABV obvious on this one. This make worldwide stout seem understated. Still, a pleasantly warm sipper. Body is reasonably complex, in spite of the strong alcohol presence, and the bevy of flavors that come through, including a good bit of nice woody oak from the barrell, are all to be applauded and appreciated. Man, this would be perfect for winter time. Interesting and unique. High style points.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 6, 2010
tap @ the Alehouse.. Black pour ,wispy off white head , sparse lacing . Aroma is sweet (alcohol ) and some roasted malts . Flavor is sweet malt and alcohol, (hard to hide 18.2 ) touch of bitterness and alcohol burn in the finish . Thin bodied , almost flat and slightly hot . Extreme yes , exceptional no .

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PaulsPissed (37) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2010
Pours black, I dont know how anyone could say it pours amber or dark brown it defiantly pours black. If you thin it out it might be brown but looking at it in my glass it is a black beer! Smells of chocolate and sugars, maybe a bit of coffee. Taste is smooth for the percent. A bit sticky. Long lingering aftertaste and a bit of burning in your stomache. I had to use a wine cooler to keep this beer cold as I drank it I could not enjoy this warm. A nice and very interesting beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle p[oured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate, pepper, oak, jasmine and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted m,alt, cranberry, jasmine, dark chocolate, pepper, alcohol and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doodler (312) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2010
12 oz bottle picked up today in Boulder. Pours a dark amber with thin tan head. Has a nose of roasted malt and figs with a hint of licorice. Up front has flavors of dark fruit, vanilla and caramel. Finishes with an oak and boozy burnt malt finish. Somewhat hot and slightly sticky, but it is a big beer. As such, nicely done for such a big ABV (18%?) A tastee sipper fo sho....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a lighter brown head. Aroma is molasses, malt, vanilla, oak, dark fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malt, alcohol, brown sugar, oak, coffee, and dark fruit. Fairly heavy body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Guyute_Pig (100) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Draft at Red Light-Red Light. Wow, really enjoyed this. Pours dark brown with small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is oak, bourbon, brown sugar, peat, vanilla, and malt. Tastes pretty sweet, with vanilla, oak, and dark chocolate. Complex brew and I did not find it boozy at all. Shocked how well hidden the alcohol is for an 18.2%.


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