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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 875   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
Bottles at Chancey Smith’s- Deep opaque black pour with a dark mocha cap that is mountainous. Intense nose of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and alcohol. Sweet with dark chocolate and warming alcohol with lasting bitterness. Long, sweet and boozey finish with dark chocolate and dark rum like finish. Oily, full bodied, a beast!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerSkull (1308) - SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 21, 2012 Sweet fragrance with aroma of roasted malt, brown sugar and figs. The taste is incredibly soft with a nice sweetness, it is reminiscent of a sweet wine such as Port wine. The taste has hints of chocolate, raisins, roasted malt and oak. An wonderful thing is that the alcohol of 18.2% by no means is noticeable in the taste, besides as a nice warming substance. An amazing beer! Highly recommended!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (6096) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle@Voldby Brewdog tasting. Black, no head, but leaves nice lacings on side of glas. Aroma is sweet sugar, plums and chocolate. Taste is very sweet, sweet fruit, plums, raisins,alcohol. Full body, warming alcohol , low carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LordDrachen (116) - reggio emilia, ITALY - OCT 23, 2010
Of course, extreme. Aroma is mostly brine, port, liquor. Traces of liquorice and sherry-type fruity. The taste is sweet, very intense; sweet liqueur, licorice, final peat. Persistent. Rather full body. Definitely successful the balance with alcohol, but absolutely sickening. Even difficult to drink an half of the bottle. I love Brewdog but in this case they didn’t a good work. "Too much" in any aspects.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2356) - Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Darkguardian. Dark brown in color with big booze and pete aromas. This is a chewy stout that you have to let warm up. As it comes to temperature the big boozy burn starts to dissipates and reveals wonderful chocolate and caramel flavors. Great beer, that has to warm up to be truly appreciated......

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Batch --3 bb 16/02/20. Dark brown, black edges, tan thin cover. Aroma is cranberry, fruity, jasmine tea and chocolate. Taste is heavier chocolate, alcohol, fruit, cranberry.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GatheringBrews (45) - Derby, Vermont, USA - OCT 16, 2010
At first sip, I enjoyed it, because of its bold flavor, but as noted elsewhere, it became just overbearing and alcoholic, which increased as it warmed in the glass. Rich mahogony in color, nearly black, with a pale white head that dissipated quicly. Sticky sweet aroma with obvious notes of alcohol. Dominated by roasted sweetness, almost burnt, there are hints of the smoke and oak, but they’re overwhelmed by the bitterness and alcohol.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Brilliant. Liqueur style, like a muscat. Thick, malty, sweet, dark, oak. Warmth from alcohol. Complex. Spicy, dark fruits, floral hints.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2010
An interesting beer, which I liked immediately due its complexity and sheer strength of flavour, until after a few sips I found it overbearing and unpleasantly alcoholic. Dark red, nearing black, with a foam head that disappeared instantly. The aroma is sweet, molasses, burnt caramel and warming alcohol. The same burnt caramel flavour dominates initially, with wood notes, very sweet., very bitter. The alcohol finishes very strong, too strong. Also I feel a little drunk after half a bottle. A beer worth experiencing once, some may love it, but I didn’t.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Koyo (251) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle from Ölbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark. Pours a pitch black colour with a thick head. Taste is coffee and roasted, a little sour note and some sweetness. Despite it being 18,2% ABV I can not say that I think it tastes anyting of alcohol at all.


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