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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 812   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
manuchampions (1227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle from Firefly. Slight red tinge, otherwise black. Poured with small tan head. In the nose thereís lots of strong berries and sugars. Feels carbonated on the tongue even though thereís no bubbles evident in the glass. Certainly thick mouthfeel. Quite a complex set of tastes in the mouth: raisins and blueberry, possibly some cheese too, also honey and marzipan later. Slightly ísilkyí in the finish. Well balanced. Lovely - and the strength certainly doesnít come across, the alcohol is perfectly worked in. Iíd be fascinated to see how one of these ages.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 10, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and iíd possibly get it again. Just didnít knock my socks off. Not as hot as i thought it would be. actually kind of tasty, but still boozy and hard to drink./

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear dark brown with a thin gray brown head that dissipated quite quickly to the edges. Aroma had strong dark malt notes with pretty present oak. There were underlying tones of alcohol and cranberries. Cranberries are still and undertone but more present on the tongue with strong dark malts and oak dominating again. The alcohol was also definitely more present on the tongue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3403) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
On tap at City Beer in SF. Pours nearly black in color - not quite as black as I expected it to - with a small, fading tan head. Fairly viscous. Aroma is pretty crazy. Very vinous and fruity, along with roast, chocolate, earth, and booze. Lots of booze. A little tartness evident even. The flavor is dominated by dark fruits, interestingly. Red wine, cranberries, cherries, and prunes stand out. There is also some roast and chocolate, but it is definitely in the background. Lots of alcohol. Boozy and warming on the palate with surprisingly thin body (although still above average) given the ABV. Carbonation level is medium-low. This beer is fine overall, itís just not a very well-crafted imperial stout in my opinion. This seems to be a case of throwing as much as possible into a beer and hoping something good comes out. Tokyo* is definitely an extreme beer, but as for whether itís a good beer, the juryís still out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
icmac (33) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2010
Pours a dark, somewhere between dark brown and black, with a tan head. The scent is of booze, raisins and malts. The taste and palate are fantastic, alcohol, malts, nuts, and sweet vanilla. Cant tell its 18%.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. pours a dark black color with a small head. aroma of coffee beans being ground, sweet vanilla, and booze. taste: a little sweetness before the espresso shot comes around, then some oaky woody flavor, booze, and then long evolving aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Espresso shot, 2 sugars, choco covered berrry chaser. Smells like WWStout but covers the 18%so well youíd swear it was only 10. DANGERSOUS.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
dark brown, not black, small light brown head that goes away rather quickly. boozy and malty sweet aroma, faint licorice, faint roasted stuff. the booze is a little too strong in the nose, stingy. flavor is very strong , alc. burn, roasted stuff, faint woody like character, strong malty sweetness, faint toffee, faint fruity note, flavor resembles more a strong barley wine than an imp. stout, or rather 1/3 stout, 2/3 barley wine. If i was to guess iíd guess the alc.% at 12 to 14 pct, so you could say itís well hidden, but itís not. It wouldnít hurt with a lower alc.%,but i think this beer is made to provoke, not to conform.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (4886) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled brew marked BBF 23/3/20 batch 03 from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation and a thick foamy lacing. The strong aroma was of sake like vinous medicinal alcohol, dark malt and licorice. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly stingingly tingly at the finish with a stinging vinous alcohol aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of vinous and alcohol which burns as it goes down. A decent one that I would consider drinking again but definitely not quaffable. As a novelty beer itís great but it is just to vinous and burning to be quaffable. It gave me the beer shivers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
11.2oz bottle, best by 3/3/2020, from grape & gourmet. pours a very dark mahogany with hints of red around the edges with a thin, light khaki head and a sliver of lace. aroma is great with big notes of dry chocolate, char, toasted caramel, and tons of dark fruit notes including prune, fig, and hints of cherry with notes of spicy brandy, sweet oak, and pistachio shells. flavor is outstanding with big, slightly tart, brandy-dipped fruit notes of cherry, pear, and prune initially that slowly give way to massive toasted malts, caramel, chocolate, and roast coffee with a light sweetness of oak and vanilla on the back end and finishing with a sweet but spicy boozy warmth. palate is on the heavier side of medium bodied with light carbonation and certainly too easy to drink for 18.2%. overall, and deliciously aggressive brew.


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