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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 920   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.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jens_thogersen (3) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Aroma is quite sweet with typical coffe and bitter chocolate aromas. Taste is very sweet and unbalanced burnt coffe taste. It's almost a bit grainy texture. Mouthfeel is high. There is some alcohol in the taste. Not very impressed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (465) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Czarne, raczej klarowne. Piana średnioobfita, beżowa, głównie drobnopęcherzykowa. Opada w średnim tempie.
Aromat: Lukrecja, wanilia, beczka dębowa. ciemne pieczywo, praliny, ciemne owoce, śliwki, wiśnie, wiśnie w rumie Alkoholu prawie wcale nie czuć, tylko taka delikatna słodka nuta. Nie wie czy piłem tak mocne piwo ale piłem wiele słabszych RISów w których było zdecydowanie więcej alkoholu czuć. Paloności prawie nie czuć. Aromat przypomina dobry, wyleżakowany porter bałtycki. Z butelki dodatkowo wata cukrowa, brązowy cukier i przypalony cukier.
Smak: Bardzo słodki. Początek z dziwną owocową kwaskowatością ale nie wystarczającą by choć trochę skontrować uderzenie słodyczy w rozwinięciu. W rozwinięciu dodatkowo wiśnie, kwaśne wiśnie, cukier, pojawia się alkohol ale stosunkowo dobrze ułożony. Na finiszu lekka ziołowo-alkoholowa goryczka przechodząca w posmak palony, kawowy, kawy zbożowej, przypalonej skórki od chleba. W tej kwaśności wiśniowej pewnie ujawnia się dodatek żurawiny. Tak słodkiego piwa jeszcze nie piłem. Niesamowicie złożone ale jednocześnie ulepkowate, zaklejające, co powoduje, że bardzo trudno się pije.
Odczucie: Niskie nasycenie CO2, aksamitno oleista faktura, duuuużo ciała, gęste jak pitna czekolada.
Całość: Całość sprawia wrażenie bardzo słodkiej czekolady z nadzieniem wiśni w rumie. Alkohol świetnie ułożony, w aromacie ukryty a w saku dobrze wkomponowany ale mocno rozgrzewający. Gdyby to piwo było 3 razy mniej słodkie przy zachowaniu pozostałych walorów to byłoby genialne, a tak bardzo ciekawe ale trudne do wypicia. Jak słodki likier, którego z reguły smakuje się jedynie niewielkie ilości

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boingboomjimmy (18) - - OCT 5, 2014
Dark fruit aroma with whisky, pine wood shavings and licorice. Very dark black appearance that’s thick and oily. Similar taste to aromas but with nice alcoholic warmth. Very fine drink for special occasions.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6307) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle - Lots of dark roast, soy sweetness and bittersweet chocolate. Deep jet brown with a thin brown head. Soy, Worcester,dark roast, bittersweet chocolate and an oily mouthfeel. Bitter liquorice and sweet berry notes in the finish. Lots going on, sometime less is more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (782) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle. Syrupy pour. No head, liquor pour, I immediately regret this decision. Aroma is hard liquor, rum, did I mention that I feel like Ron Burgundy in the bear cage? Taste is light tart, fruit cake, syrupy, harsh finish, this is one bozey bastard.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfearnley (1115) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle to tulip Lots of caramel, soy, and booze. Reddish brown, no head. Cherry, cranberry, caramel fudge, harsh booze.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Pours black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. Aromas of cherry, sour from the cranberries, chocolate, oak. Very pungent with the aroma just blasting your senses. Flavors are amazingly complex. Sweet with a slight tartness from the cranberries is present. Chocolate undertones with quite the oaky finish. Very warming sure to the high alcohol content but surprisingly smoothe. Definitely a sipper. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
"at first, the alcohol is incredibly well hidden (served at 52 degrees). sweet, very hoppy, roasted aroma. couldn’t tell it was cranberries. flavor sweet and bitter at the same time, aggressive w/o being hot. as it got closer to 60, though, alcohol came through first in the aroma, then the flaovr. still a great tasty beer, though, but definitely a sipper. i’ll sek it out again and have a head to head with black hole and black tie."

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
riktw (22) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
Dark dark brown, with a brown and fairly fast dissapearing head. Smells of wood, vanilla, bit sourish smell, perhaps from the cranberries. Aroma of, well, this is going to be a list : wood, vanilla, caramel, malts, port, marzepin, chocolate, coffee, whisky, dark fruits, licorice. Sweet taste which slowly turns into a more bitter finish that lingers for minutes. Less alcohol tatse then I expected with the massive 18.2%, tastes more like a 10% beer. Also not as much imperial stout taste as I expected, some of the aroma’s remind me more of a rochefort 10 then an imperial stout. Highly recommended to try it at least once, perhaps just because it’s such a complex and somewhat bizarre beer. One of the best beers I’ve had untill now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stanic (14) - - SEP 23, 2014
Pours black with small head that quickly disappears. Aromas are malty. Malts over malts. Taste is sweet, with notes of malts, and some hops. Mostly chocolate and sweet malts. Palate is somewhat acidic. Quite a bizzare beer. But it’s bizzare times. This beer is for those times.


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