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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 954   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
Appearance is a deep mahogany color with rend hints at the bottom in my glass when held up to the light. Pours a dark beige color with a tiny head that goes away to leave lacing on the sides of the glass because of the alcohol content. Aroma is full of whisky and cran-raisins with an almost nutty smell coming through along with the alcohol. Taste is simply amazing, For the alcohol content this beer contains it hides the taste incredibly well. It is overwhelmingly full of dried fruit flavors and malts. The finish is very clean and leaves a great taste on the tongue. Overall I found this beer to be delicious and very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (4136) - Trois-Rivičres, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to a bud who brought it back from Scotland. Oily pitch black pour, no head. Aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, burnt coffee. Taste is very sweet, not too boozy, lots of brown sugar. Palate is slick, not very much alcohol heat, relatively easy-drinking. Quite similar to DFH WWS, but I find the WWS much better.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 9, 2011
Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a creamy cap of beige froth on top.

Aroma: Whiskey, raisin, dark chocolate, fig newtons.

Taste: Raisin, prune, milk chocolate and alcohol.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy.

Overall: Just wasn’t my bag. Needed more roast and or bitterness to balance out that booze and dark fruit madness going on.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Working my way through the Brew Dog catalog. My new favorite brewery. Poured from bottle (note spelling on my bottle is "Tokio" not "Tokyo" don’t know if there was some licensing issue with the city of Godzilla...) into my Southern Tier tulip. Dark mahogany pour. Looks great. Great assymetrical head. Low froth retention. Outstanding flavor. Massively boozy but flavorful. Dark fruits, raisons, fig maybe, prune - grape... Sweet, malty. Complicated. Like the new girl. Don’t let her go just because she doesn’t act like your wife. That’s the whole. reason. you’re. Here. Give her a shot to please you. She’ll be full of surprises. Wow. Over-concentrated 18.2 ass-kicker flavor bomb. Have with food. Any food. Get you some.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glendelberg (12) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
Aroma of oak and pretty strong alcohol. Can taste a sweet toffee malt with a strong but not overpowering alcohol aftertaste. Nice whisky style warm glow felt in the face after drinking

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Blackish beer with ruby highlights and no head. Alcohol and chocolate aroma with malt. Rich malt and chocolate flavor with light roast and alcohol. Fuller bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with alcohol and caramel malt.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAR 29, 2011
Courtesy of Maurizio, il miglior publican di Genova, che ce l’ha offerta volentieri. Non fossimo stati in 5, non so come l’avrei finita.. secondo me non vale il prezzo che costa, troppo sbilanciata, ma tutto sommato buona specie abbinata a cioccolato fondente o roba simile.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3463) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2011
Courtesy of Mane Liquor. Pours a deep black with a very small, whispy head. Some subtle tan lacing. Aroma is pretty much alcohol with a touch of oak and roasted malts. Much more comes out in the taste. Loads of coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Oak, liquorice and molasses play a small role in there as well. Fantastically smooth for 18%. Unbelievable beer

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2011 (12 ounce bottle - snifter glass) Apperance has a black opaque color, tan head. Boozey aroma, but not a unpleasant boozeiness. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and roasted malt. Also has notes of black licorice, vanilla, dark chocolate (with a heavy cacoa content), wood (mostly oak, alot of oak), dark fruits, molasses, leather and scotch. Finish is reminiscent of scotch, a little dry and rather warm. Oily texture and flat carbonation. Very complex beer, I am going to buy a couple of these and throw them in my cellar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 21, 2011
A - Pours a very deep dark black with only a hint of brown in it, with a finger of off-white head. The head fades fairly quickly to a ring around the glass leaving behind some lacing. S - Very boozy, lots of alcohol in the nose. There is also some roasted toffee/caramel malts with just a touch of oak. Booze takes over a bit. T - Starts off with tons of heavy roasted malt and a lot of sweetness. The sweetness seems to come from a mix of dark fruit and almost a syrupy brown sugar. The sweetness really hits the palate hard. Also some booze kinda there from the start. Through the middle there is a lot of oak flavor and dark fruit that comes through. Also a bit more booze. The finish is a mix of some booze warmness, some of the sweetness, some oak, and come chocolate flavors that linger with the booze being the strongest lingering flavor. M - Very full bodied with moderate carbonation. Surprisingly smooth and creamy. Though there is a lot of bite from the alcohol and from the sweetness. Not an amazing mouthfeel but better than expected from such a heavy abv beer. D - Semi-drinkable. Huge flavors and very bold and pretty boozy. However, for 18.2% abv it is not as heavy as expected. The oak also is a very nice touch in the flavor profile and does a good job blending the booze flavor.


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