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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle: Pours a nearly opaque black with mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of rich dark caramel and chocolate with sweet brown sugar and raisin complexity, grapefruity hops and plenty of warmth. Starts with pretty good fullness and rich sugary dark malts and molasses with some dark fruity complexity and black cherries finishing slightly more bitter and very warming with some lingering sweetness. This could use some time to mellow, but has some nice flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3425) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle thanks Rciesla for sharing @ post NotB tasting. Dark pour with some minimal head. Licorice, sugar, boozy wine and brandy notes, chocolate and roasted malt notes. Abv was noticeable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7135) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Bottled. Poured medium or a little deeper brown with a really nice cap of khaki head.. seemingly lower viscosity. The aroma picked up soy, molasses, and a bit of graham cracker maltage (with more sweetness evident than roast, for what that’s worth).. Jägermeister-like alcohol warmth and oaky tartness on the back of the nose, muted a little by the sweets.. floral-inspired perfumey notes accented.. intriguing. The flavor opened with prickly alcohol warmth and lightly sour oak over treacle sweetness.. lightly-charred molasses and honey at the core, laced with peppery alcohol and dusty berries (must’ve been the cranberries).. warm on the finish, but it had to be at 18+ %, right?.. the booze was actually held very well in check.. warmed up the belly nicely. Medium-plus bodied with enough carbonation to keep it moving across the palate.. quite sweet overall with prickly warmth.. this was very well done, and I’d gladly drink another.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mastabass666 (277) - California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Pours very dark brown with a fading tan head. Aroma- cola, floral, apples, waxy. Taste- sweet, cola, soy sauce, port, salty, bit of wood in the finish. Interesting. Medium body. Sweet, yet not syrupy. Very drinkable despite its’ ABV.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hophop (27) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2010
Drank this in a whisky glass with a chocolate mousse. Deep roasty notes, warming alcohol, vanilla oak and flowery jasmine. Extremely complex. This was sublime with the chocolate dessert.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Tap @ Small Bar S.D. Pours a deep caramel brown / black with a very small beige ring. Big nose of booze, medicinal cherry, and candied fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keidjxz (183) - Fullerton, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
On tap at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach. Pours thick black with a brownish head. The aroma contains caramel, roasty, nutty, resin, licorice, raisin, and woody elements. The taste is incredible sweet and malty with a heavy sourness and a somewhat alcoholic mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11066) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2014 330ml bottle-decent tan head very dark stout aromas fruity coffee chocolate liccorice some caramel vanilla flavour the added fruit give it a plus the other Tokyo was great this is up there nice fizz and sparkle on the tongue coffee liccorice chocolate nice richness caramel is a plus sweet the ceanberries do the stout woders raisin and hint of fig alcohol is noticeable but flavours equal to it and you only need to sip this stout finish is a treat mild bitter sweet malt great flavours fizz palate pleaser top stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle shared by mspindler. Pours a very dark brown with nice tan head with lots of bubbles. Aroma is roasty yet fruity almost nutty. Taste is definitely very hot. The first sensation I felt was my nose burning as I slowly swallowed. Some dark fruits in the taste with a compelling sweetness that has a mild back bitterness ( im gonna guess from cranberries) also get some roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Medium frothy pallet. Very good stuff but very HOT.


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