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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 841   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
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DubC5000 (304) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2010
Intensely sweet, very strong, brownish-black ale. Besides the alcohol and sugary sweetness, there is honestly not much to this beer. What little aroma there is is slightly malty, slightly smoky, but mostly nonexistent.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 17, 2010
Fløska. Deep dark brown colour. Medium brownish head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and roasty malt with lots of alcohol indeed. Stickish mouthfeel. Sweet flavour of dark fruits and roasted caramel with alcohol and chocolate, bitter sweet roasty finish. Rather unbalanced, the alcohol is too dominating. Alco Imperial Stout.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2010
Bottle from Hall’s Grocery. Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is pepper, floral, a little cocoa, and toffee. Taste is vanilla, very spicy, hints of coffee, a little chocolate, and licorice. Finish is awkward. For an 18.2% beer, the alcohol is ridiculously masked. This was a disappointment (especially considering the $15 price for 12oz), but that alcohol was hidden about as well as it could be.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cavie (3746) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Fratto. Glad we got this before it was pulled off the shelves. Pours a dark murky brown color. Aroma is very big in alcohol and slight nail polish. Peppery and sweet at the same time on the nose. Dark fruit with wood. Wow super sweet flavor with a punch of ABV on the tongue. Was not expecting the sweet flavor. Must be the jasmine that provides the sweetness. Finish is sweet and lingering but not too astringent. Has some tart characteristics on the end also. Still, very well done.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 16, 2010
2009 Bottle - Thanks madmitch76!!! - Pours thin and dk brown with a large tan head that lingers...aroma is sweet, chocolate liqueur, dark fruity malt and vanilla...flavour is sweet as well, roasty brown sugar,burnt wood and grain...prickly heat that heads right to the back of your mouth and stays there long after you’ve swallowed this dark brew, lingering carob and dark malty sweetness and sticky...while it has plenty of heat, I found it to be pretty well integrated, and technically superior to some of the other Imp Stouts out there reaching for 20%...pretty solid in the right circumstance...Thanks Ken!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jumpjet2k (314) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours surprisingly not murky black, but a deep brown - a little light still escapes through it in the glass. The head is medium-tan and fine. Nose is booze, cranberries, some hops. On the first sip - wow, this is imperial sweet, not imperial stout. The second sip brings the same reaction. The cranberries come through at the middle and end of the flavor, and there’s definitely a lot of booze in this one, no doubt about that. It doesn’t quite seem like there’s enough going on with this stout to warrant it having this high of an ABV, though. I think this beer would be much better at half the alcohol content. Cranberries and jasmine are a neat idea, but everything in this beer is overwhelmed by booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1666) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 14, 2010
Draft. Pours black with a small tan head and no lacing. Aroma is whiskey, nothing but alcohol. Flavor is lots of alcohol but it is hidden surprisingly well with vanilla, sugar sweetness, some caramel/chocolate/resin notes. Surprisingly complex beer but the alcohol really kills a lot of the complexity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 13, 2010
cheers to askdrtodd for cracking this one open. Pours dark brown, light off-white head. aroma and flavors of light berry, caramel malts, chocolate, some lingering berries and spices with a mild herbal finish. The abv is present and after a while becomes a little too dominant. Enjoyable but definitely something worth sharing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 13, 2010
Bottle. Very dark brown with a bubbly light tan head. Intense aroma of dark ripe fruit, cocoa, sweet roasted malt and light tobacco. The flavour is heavy sweet roasty with lots of alcohol, sweet tobacco, ripe fruit, chocolate and light spices. It almost burns in your throat. Great decision to finish this bottle all by myself a Tuesday evening.....The finish is sweet alcoholic with dark fruity notes. Very complexs but cloying.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2010
Bottled. Tnx Bullit. The aroma has coffee, roast, alcohol, some chocolate. Black coloured, thin head. The taste is sweet, bitter, has ash, coffee, roast, chocolate, liquorice and a heavy alcohol burn. Too much.


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