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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 854   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6624) - 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 (6348) - 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 (4463) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle from the brewery. Black with reddish hues, a bit of lace, a thin head. Floral and roast aroma, a contradiction. A mild amount of carbonation. Initially, a good chocolate hits the tongue. Serveral sips later, very boozy, more vodka-ish. Below average mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5278) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Sampled on 2/8/2010. This imperial Stout pours a dark brown color from the bottle. Small sized beige foamy head. The aroma is chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and coffee. A medium to full bodied Imperial Stout. The malts are caramel, chocolate and sweet. The hops are herbal. Alcohol is evident, but does not detract from the flavor, but doesnt add much either. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet with is offset by some alcohol hotness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beeronaut (176) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2010
I know its big, I now its brash but its waaaaay better than I had expected it to be. Pours deep black with a big tan head that fades quickly to a thin beige film. The aroma is boozy vanilla, raisins, plum, chocolate and yeast with a touch of black cherry and blackberry. Flavour is like sweet marmite with vanilla pod, cookies, dough, chocolate gateau, fruits of the forest, cream, blackberry, tobacco and despite its sweetness the brew hides quite alot of complexity, over-ridden somewhat by the abv. Finish is long and fruity leading to a nutty aftertaste which is ver pleasant. The palate could have been more gooey for me, but I like that there is some subtle carbonated underpinning which helps make the drinking experience a little easier on the palate. If it was too viscous then it may fall into undrinkable territory by the end. All in all big beer, but not fot the masses.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Countbeer (4369) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2010
Bottle: Smell from bottle is a hint of hops, very lightly roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, butter and liquorice root. Smell from glass is same as from bottle but less strong and mixed with the carbonation smell. Pours a dark brown, almost black beer with a pretty big light beige foamy head, disappears slow. Taste is a very strong mix of alcohol (not as usual but a spicy feel through the noose, the alcohol is very good noticable but this all in a positive way), and liquorice. Also very spicy (probably the alcohol) Every gulp you take is a strong explosion in the mouth. I also taste some wood (and slightly some grass) and a slight hint of hops and roasted ingredients. The liquorice, hops (slightly bitter hoppy aftertaste) spices and alcohol are most there. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and the more roasted ingredients are better tasted. Palate is almost viscous, which I really like. A very interesting brew, like it!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 8, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin laced brown head. Ridicously sweet and boozy on the nose and taste. I think cough medicine sums it up nicely as well. Very tough to drink. Funnily enough the Penguin is more balanced than the Tokyo. Light roast and syrupy sweetness but the heat really dominates. This is best described as When Imperial Stouts Go Terribly Wrong".

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
Bottled...Pours black with a thin tan head..aroma is very sweet with a slight floral note...Flavor is very intense. Starts off sweet in the beginning and finishes with a very very bitter dark chocolate flavor. Lots of booze...More carbonation then I am use to in a imperial stout. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2110) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 6, 2010
12 oz bottle from Bev4less. Label uses the spelling Tokio rather than Tokyo. Pours an opaque black color with a small beige head that soon dissipates to a fine ring. The aroma is strong with alcohol, dark roasted malts, molasses and raisins. The flavor is similar to the nose with raisins, molasses, rock candy and hard alcohol. The alcohol is noticeable but not distracting in a negative way. The palate is full and syrupy with soft carbonation. The finish is long with lingering molasses. Overall: A very interesting concoction, I appreciate the effort to push the boundaries of brewing.


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