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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (3062) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, oak and licorice. Flavor was dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak, berries, coffee, licorice and a touch of molasses with a rich oily mouthfeel and had a nice warming finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
msante79 (2217) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle from JTClockwork. Pours murky dark brown with average tan head. Aromas of sweet dark malts, lots of dark fruit, burn chocolate, and booze. Flavors of chocolate, dark fruits, berries, wood, lots sweetness, lingering bitterness, and tons of booze. Mouthfeel is syrupy but there is still a good amount of carbonation for a beer this big. Leaves a weird aftertaste. Huge bold beer that I could barely get through a small snifter of.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1412) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Opaque black, thin tan head, very syrupy full body, high carbonation.

Aroma: perfume, lots of alcohol reminiscent of Samichlauss, heavy malt sweetness, bready yeast, and hints of silage and cranberries.

Taste: sweet roasted malt, mushroom soy sauce, lots of alcohol, vanilla oak, ashy smoke, and a slight hard salami note, with hints of cola and fruity cranberries and floral jasmine.

Very interesting, with lots of complexity. Alcohol and carbonation are too high, and trample on most of the subtle and more interesting flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikkopen (955) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
330 ml bottle. Pitch black, with a thin beige head. Sweetish aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol and fruits. The flavour is chocolate-sweet, with coffee, plenty of fruits and berries, a warm flush of alcohol and a moderately bitter, roasted finish. Intense and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4542) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. 12 oz. Pours a deep, cola black with a similar, fizzy cola-beige head. Aroma is insanely aggressive; immediate notes of chocolate, roast coffee beans, oat, milk, slowly turning into raisins, figs, cranberries, yeast and sweet malts. Body is full, rich, and a bit chewy. Palate is velvety smooth. Packs a powerful, boozy punch in the incredible, insanely long lasting finish. Excellent, uniquely crafted Imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle. Pours out in a hazy dark brown colour with a surprisingly big tan-coloured head. Rich aroma of salty licorice, dark malts, black pepper, port and cranberries. Full-bodied with belly-warming notes of deep dark malts, nougat, pepper, tart red berries and salty licorice. Smooth but still not boozy mouthfeel. Impressive!. Long warming aftertaste of licorice roasted malts, black-berries, cranberries and and salty licorice. I was very skeptical but this creature, but I must say that like this little beast.. (Is it Gollum or Smeagol in a bottle?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1182) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from Jubilation. Opened the night before, but immediately recapped until the following night. Effect: minimal to none. Aroma: vinous, a bit chocolaty, dark fruits. A bit metallic. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Warming but nothing more. Some orange in the finish. Some blood and paint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Archibaldo de la Cruz (1121) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle. Black colour with a medium-sized tan head. Roasted aroma with coffee and dark chocolate. Flavour is sweet and roasted with some coffee, cranberries, dark chocolate and alcohol. Full-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2011
On tap at petrol station. Pours a dark brown with a small quickly diminishing head. The aroma is alcohol and roasted malt. Thin mouthfeel with alcohol burn upfront and malt with a bitter finish. An interesting imperial stout from brewdog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (12420) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.

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