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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1005   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2011
12 oz bottle and served in Bells tulip: Pours deep brown nearly opaque with a small creamy lasting head and good lace, some oily tears. The aroma has notes of heavy alcohol and sugar components, scotch and sherry, chocolate brandy cherry candy, juniper, hint of espresso, leather, tar, and pipe tobacco. The taste is hugely boozy, sweet and in your face. Additionally there is a lactic twang that borders on sourness that I found a bit off putting. Earthy, dark fruits, slight peppery bite and some coffee like bitterness tried in vain to add some semblance of balance to the palate but alas died trying. Enough complexity to make it interesting but just too hot and a still a young brat. The mouth feel is sticky, slick, oily and oh yeah, quite warming and aggressive. Maybe in ... oh I dunno 5 or 10 years this will actually be enjoyable... till then it is a trial in endurance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holdwine (1140) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Smoky, boozed up fruitcake. Still not sure if I liked it or not, but I did drain it. Tart fruit notes, not sure about the jasmine, but there werea different spiciness floating about. The 18% is a bit offputting, but the beer wins out with the roasted tarty complex mouthfeel. Maybe too much going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1438) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
Black colour and tan head having a real thick viscosity to it. Aromas of chocolate whiskey cake, strong aroma, prunes, sweetness, tobaccoo and some fruity note as well. It is super sweet brew having flavours of fruit cake, cranberry and cherry. not my style of beer but i respect the brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
(11.2oz bottle). Pours dark brown with red hue and thin khaki head. Aroma has medicine and band-aids. Taste is sweet with some tart fruit and some smoke. Roasty bitterness. Full bodied with sticky texture. Hot, but smooth finish. Good stuff. Muche better than the aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10785) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Dark brown pour, tan head. Big ass boozy aroma, molasses, prunes, raisins. Flavor is sweet, very sweet. Liquid prunes, raisins, and light smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
330ml bottle. Dark cola pour with minimal tan head and little to no lace. Chocolate and whiskey dominate the nose with some dark fruit and a grainy quality. Viscous on the palate with chocolate, fruit and coffee. Quite sweet. Finishes with a warming cough syrup feel. Iím still not sure if I liked this or not.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2713) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. I think there is a thing as too complex. Or trying to do too much with a beer. And getting the blend messed up, and thatís what I feel happened with Tokyo. Black pour with aromas of dark fruit (Raisons, oak and berry) Taste is an over bearing berry and jasmine. Some raison, spice, wood, licorice, earth, bourbon and toast. I normally like Brew dog and I love big beers, but they jus didní think this one trough. I was dissapointed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8145) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a small, fine ecru colored head. The aroma has dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, some spices and big alcohol heat. The flavor has the alcohol heat, but ai find that theres much more to it than alcohol. Dark fruits, molasses, caramelized malts, raisins and some woody notes. As this warms, some chocolate comes through too. I ended up enjoying this more than I thought i would.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Black color, no highlights, some yeast left in bottle. Dark fruit, alcohol nose and flavor is molasses, dark fruit and alcohol. Nice IS. Best by Dec 2019, couldnít wait! Expensive at $13.95 for a 330ml bottle from Bertís Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
Poured deep ruby-brown, and a small beige, lacing head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, whiskey, figs, plums, red grapes. Medium dense, with low carbonation, very oily body. For the percentage this beer has, the taste of alcohol is well hidden. Overall an excellent beer.

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