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


on tap

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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
50belair (2955) - 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......

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5548) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2010
This was a difficult one to rate. It had a lot of interesting aroma and flavors -some fruity notes, some flowery notes, lots of chocolate and coffee, very boozy, with some molasses mixed in, as well. So it was flavorful. But man, was this a chore to finish. Ultimately just way to heavy. And I try not to let price factor in to my enjoyment of a beer, but at $14.95 / 12oz, it pretty difficult to imagine buying this again. BTW, the label actually says "Tokio", but I am assuming this is the same beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jongo (85) - Stockholm, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2010
Sample at SBWF 2010. Black, hazy, minimal head. Aroma and flavor is roasty, coffee, caramel, resin, leather, smoke, woody, alcohol, licorice. Good balance between sweetness and bitterness. Full body, oily feel, flat, long finish. This is beerliquir at it´s best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (3201) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2010
Shared bottle at Cardinal 18.8.2010. Clear dark ruby with a light brown head. Plums, prunes and an alco whiff greets the nose, inviting me to a sweet, roasted, prune and alco laden flavor experience. Feels syrupy in the mouth. Needless to say it’s a full bodied drink. The carbonation is gentle and the overall experience is good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6103) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 1, 2010
Bottle batch 04, thanks so much Sunshine and Josh. Schnaps, port, vanilla bean, Licorice and dark chocolate aroma. Black, low head. Light smoke, highland flowery nose, vanilla, licorice - a bit of a burn. Very intense.

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