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


on tap

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RATINGS: 930   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lusikka (6766) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014 330 ml bottle @ Oluthuone Kaisla. Rated on 23.1.2010.
Pours a pitch black colour with a small brown head. Very rich aroma of licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts and caramel. The flavour is pretty much the same; roasted malts, mild coffee, dark chocolate and spices in a great balance. Full bodied, very IS-like oily texture and low carbonation. Top 10 for me. Aging probably makes this even better. 9-4-9-4-18 4.4

330 ml bottle. 2009 vintage. BBE 14.12.2009. Rated on 26.8.2014. Pours a pitch black colour with a small beige head. Aroma is very deep and rich with roastiness, vanilla fudge, salty licorice and dark chocolate. Flavour is very luscious with strong salty licorice at first, which then moves on to vanilla, roastiness, dark berries, plums, raisins, some elegant floral notes, very rich and tart wooden notes and very rich caramel sweetness. Full bodied and lovely smooth, tangy, wooden, sweet finish. Alcohol warms as expected, but it is not overwhelming, more like elegant. This bottle is nearly 5 years old and it still in a brilliant shape. Flavour-wise it’s very unique, as the fruitiness is very similar what you get from Belgian Strong Ales. Compared to other high ABV stouts this is not a salt bomb or a sweet bomb; it’s a brilliant mix of the two, with strong fruitiness. Boom, great. Score remains the same (4.4).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2430) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Dark pour almost totally black tan head .... light roasted and boozy aroma ..... lots of roasted/sweet malts and boozy taste along with dark fruits, some sweet lactose and some light chocolate .... packs a punch but is actually kind of smooth with a dry warming alcohol finish .... not a bad offering good sipper

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (7817) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Pours deep black with thin tan head, aroma is chocolate, some smoke notes, touch of berry, and some vanilla. Taste after warmed up is bitter cocoa, berry, vanilla, some caramel, and a slightly boozy warm finish. Was not expecting a lot, but cranberry works well with the chocolate tastes. Definitely a sipper, but good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4642) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2010
Dyp, dyp rød. Egentlig svart. Mokkafarget, luftig skum som detter nesten helt sammen etter ei stund. Deilig aroma med lakris, sjokolade og litt syrlig krydder. Plommer. Smaken kjempefyldig og har det meste: Svisker, lakris, plommer, rosiner, litt frukt... you name it. Veldig "levende" smak. Kanskje litt for mye sherrypreg for å bli perfekt. KI=7. Hjertelig takk til Rune for denne gaven. Benyttes som markering for at jeg er ajour med ratingene, og for at vi begge om nøyaktig en uke sitter på Bree Louise i London.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1532) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - SEP 17, 2010
On tap, Congregation. Pours viscous espresso black with a tan head. When warmed, aroma reveals dusty cocoa, soil, deep chocolate, vanilla and peppery alcohol. Flavor is semisweet, lots of roasts balanced by chocolate. Finishes meaty and warming, with a tremendously long afterglow. Better than expected, this drinks well for 18%, and its richness is beyond mere novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (2271) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 13, 2010
Black body, tanned head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted malt, chocolate and some dark fruits/berries. Flavour is quite similar, sweet sugary feeling. Alcohol is present, but doesn’t bother.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5025) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 9, 2010
Bottle from Ølbutikken.Black with a light brown head. Plummy, alcoholic nose, notes of chocolate and vanilla. Warming alcohol, a lot of chocolate, notes of fruit, some roast. A bit too alcoholic for its own good, but certainly delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JaBier (5139) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2010
Snifter at Monk’s Kettle on 8/9/10. Pours hazy dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is of booze, chocolate and apples. Flavor starts with sweet caramel and moves to chocolate and apple before a boozy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomthompson89 (1924) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
surprisingly liked this high octane, dark pour. not much head. nose is burnt caramel, choc , booze and some kind of fruit. Flavor is all here and the fruit is cranberry or maybe a touch sour cherry. really good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Getbetter (935) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - SEP 7, 2010
From a bottle,Dark brown in color,White head,Chocolate, cranberry and herbal flavors,and does not taste like a 18.2 abv%

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