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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 899   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
@DØE Århus Syd: Scary strong beer which surprisingly fits well. Tastes lovely but not of the barrel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ragnevi (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
It is not the best Stout I have tried but probably the strongest one... That is probably also the whole thing, it must have been more important to make a beer with 18.2 percent alcohol than great taste. It tastes a bit like cold coffe if you would have drunken it from a cup of wood. Nice color of the beer, black as night and cool label but I won’t buy this again.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bruds (36) - - AUG 3, 2014
One of my favorites, poors black. Sweet and a little boozy, which I like. Extremely smooth beer, nothing like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chrishrt30 (101) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Jet black pour with a hint of cola and little to no head, Whiskey, oak, licorice and strong alcoholic spirit burn to the nose. Cocoa and ash hint at the bitterness. Very sweet to start, licorice, coca cola, drambuie liquor, sweetness definitely dominates. A nice woody edge and some grapefruit acid to help cut through the sweetness. The finish is mostly alcoholic, a little burnt malt, but mostly drinks like a nice whiskey based liquor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Totally freaking awesome. My first one was in scotland. Now i have 2 in the cooler ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (467) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Noire et opaque, aucune mousse ne se présente lors du versement. Au nez, l’alcool fort ramasse toute les effluves de chocolat et de fruits rouges. Un aspect floral atténue étrangement le tout. En bouche, c’est intensément chaleureux, grâce au taux d’alcool élevé. Une petite pointe d’acidité s’immisce au travers de cette lourdeur, gracieuseté des canneberges. À boire à petites gorgées, pour ainsi prendre le temps de déguster cette bière majestueuse et intimidante.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1224) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2014
dark brown colour, some creamy brown head; aroma of coffee and alcohol...too much alcohol which does not allow to feel anything else; taste of roasted coffee, herbal liqueur, syrupy sweetness and spicy alcohol; roasted bitter and spicy alcoholic aftertaste - I think it would be much better with a bit less alcohol...this 18% has much more cons than pros...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1144) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at La fira del poblenou. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, licorice, alcohol and chocolate aroma. Sweet, licorice, chocoalte, roasted and alcohol taste. Full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1163) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2014
12oz bottle. This one begs the question, "Should an Imperial Stout, thick as molasses, barrel aged, and raised to such an abv automatically be rated highly?". I don’t know, all I can do is rate this against other Imperial Stouts. Pours jet black, thick, small tan head that dissipates quickly, huge cherry and rum aroma. Taste is nearly unbearably sweet, whether this comes from the cherry additions or the barrel aging I can’t say. The abv is ever-present but strangely does nothing to combat the sticky sweetness. I can’t say that I get the hop additions as well. I don’t find this to be enjoyable, a la World Wide Stout that is also 18%, I find this to be annoying, cloying, sickly sweet, and containing additions that take away from what could have been a very enjoyable Imperial Stout. I applaud the effort to make something outside the realm of normality, but in this case it is a failure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (664) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
pitch-black, just a rim of foam; dark fruits, chocolate, cherry in liquor, some alcohol; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness, slightly sour; full body, thick feel just a little bit alcoholic, soft carbonation, long dry and chocolatish finish; Overall: impressive beer, great aroma and taste, well hidden alcohol


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