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


on tap

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RATINGS: 978   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2011 bottle@home: looks very dark, black but if you hold it up to the light, you can see that it is more of a very dark brown rather than pure black, wouldn’t call it clear but it is not hazy either, minor head that didn’t last all that much but leaves some lacing behind, smells very heavily of alcohol, I didn’t get much else, maybe some roasted malt, oak & dark fruits underneath but I mostly got booze from this one, I found a couple of small oak chip pieces at the bottom of my glass, taste-wise I didn’t pick up any of the cranberries or jasmine that was supposed to be in here, made me think a bit more of a porter than a stout, sweet, there is malt, oak, dark fruits, syrup & a hint of liquor cherries underneath, some liquorice & spice, I drank this one very slowly and the alcohol bite turned out to be very reasonable, the alcohol is actually rather restrained if you take small sips, surprisingly enough this was medium bodies, I expected it to be much thicker really, there was some carbonation in there, enough for me, I don’t need much, it wasn’t amazing but it was good and much better than the other beers by them that I have tried so far /// 25 cl. Draft @ Delirium Tap House – the new batch is no longer simply different, it is a new beer to the point that people couldn’t believe that this wasn’t a new beer, both batches appear to have slightly different labels as well – this one was simply put it a fruit beer while the previous one was a stout, a huge difference as far as I am concerned – older bottle version, I got no fruit, this one was just a cranberry fruit beer – A: very dark brown red with a mocha head – S & T: liqueur cherries & cranberry liqueur, some slightly roasted dark malt buried upfront, touch bitter upfront & hint sourness & booze in the finish – this basically taste s like someone poured quite a lot of cranberry liqueur in Tokyo* (I loved it) - body serious but still lot lighter than you would expect – 4.1 for bottle / 4.3 for draft

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2782) - NORWAY - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle at Laundromat. All black color, no head only some brown lacings at the edge to the glass. Aroma of vanilla, malt, herbs and alcohol (no surprise there). Oaky taste with sugar, spices, coffee and alcohol. Sweet end. Accounting for the high abv it’s pretty good, though I do think there are better high alcohol (although not 18,2) stouts out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (3571) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 20 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. absolutely gorgeous nose! huge barley wine! ovaltine, raisins, alcohol is muted if there at all. thin body and fairly fizzy and syrupy and oily. cherries, sugary alcohol, tart chocolate. crackin! (original rating = 7 4 7 3 16 = 3.7) smells nothing like the original Tokyo. almost smells of nail polish noticeably thinner than the original when pouring it. very good. thin body with some alcohol bite. rather winey like port lots of alcohol makes the oak or complexity difficult to find like a barley wine w/ no real hop presence i like this better than the original

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle @ home. Reddish brown appearance with virtually no head. Very, very sweet, slightly fruity malty and quite alcoholic nose. Very sweet flavor that’s very strong with alcohol. Actually pretty smooth without too much burn on the finish but it is quite sugary.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2011
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 5 March 2011) Pitch black colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with liquorice, strong black coffee, ashes and hints of oak wood. Malty, roasted taste with notes of strong sweet coffee, liquorice, raisins, dried fruit and slightly tart hints of cranberries. Full body, fairly sweet, with a generous coffee bitterness. Quite powerful, but still in very nice balance. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle 330ml shared with Meilby at Patricks. Pours black with small, dark tan head. aroma is molasses, coffee, alcohol, notes of paint thinner. Taste is very sweet, light to medium bitter, long sweet alcohol finish. Full body, oily to thick, soft carbonation. * : not as good as Tokyo. 23022011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (850) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with a small tan head and an aroma of dark malts, syrup, alcohol and fresh fruits. The taste is sweet, tastes like syrup, and very alcoholic. The alcohol and the sweet syrup is pretty nasty and almost too much too swallow. I don’t really like it, especially for the high price for this beer. I’m slightly disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1226) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 2/3/2011. Batch no. 04, best before 24/3/2020. Pours close to black with just a touch of ruby/amber. The smell is just massive - lots of alcohol up front but also cherries, berries, other dark fruits, vanilla and toffee. The flavour is similarly massive. There is bucketloads of fruity sweetness - you can taste the cranberries, along with cherries, raisins and prunes. There are also some chocolate and licorice notes. The sweetness is balanced by a huge alcohol laden bitter finish. Has a certain muscat like quality to it. The palate is, not surprsingly, quite oliy. The 18.2% is not a surprise, but it is surprisingly drinkable. This is an insanely big and most impressive brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattia_bie (3) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
chocolate, alcohol, woody, black, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, oily feel, flat, long finish, FANTASTIC!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (4201) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2011 Really big and complex. Previous rating 01/03/11 7/4/7/3/14 = 3.5 Black, near enough opaque in appearance. Enticing aroma of burnt toffee and liquorice. Texture in the mouth of crude oil, deep flavours as per the nose and with a gentle alcohol burn. The last beer of the night? Or the start of a rollercoaster evening?

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