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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle@Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Very dark brown body with good clarity. Low ruddy-beige and dense top. An alcohol scent up front, followed by heavily roasted malts, dark dried fruits, coffee and vanilla. Taste is quite sweet and somewhat fruity, like extracted dark fruits. Alcohol is noticable, warming and not really disturbing. A generous amount of hard roasted malts in the flavor as well. Notes of coffee, salty licorice and vanilla. Good bitterness. Medium to full. Quite sharp on the palate. Powerfull and tasty. But not fully balanced, and lack the smoothness from the 12.5% Tokyo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (526) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle, 355ml. Pours a pitch black colour, with a virtually non-existant tan head. Aroma is strong and complex, plenty of dry fruits. Taste is very heavy, very strong. Alcohol domains the beer, with nice dry fruit and coffee notes. Very strong alcohol finish. Too much alcohol, but not bad!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1227) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Available only at Chancellor Wine and Spirits in Fall River. This one pours black with very little, if any, head. Aroma is of malts, fruits, and some floral. Flavors include: malts, brown sugar, caramel, molasses, cranberry, and some booziness. Leaves a dark fruit malt finish. It is very smooth for 18.5% A good sipper brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - AUG 25, 2010
Deep brown pour with a semi dense tan head. Aroma has a lot going on, with notes of coffee, vanilla and a nice spiciness from the booze. LOTS going on with this flavor; a nice herbal/dark fruit flavor with some definite alcohol spiciness. slight oakiness to it as well. sweet toffee finish as well as my mouth remains tingling from the ABV. cant wait to have another in a year or so

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at Stone 14th Anniversary - When I first put my nose into this, I felt a little overloaded. All the typical imperial stout aromas and tastes, but throw in oak, hints of jasmine and a touch of alcohol. As the beer warmed, the oak and the serious ABV started to come out, but this beer never tasted like the 18.2% it is. Two bottles of this would be trouble. Full-bodied and somewhat creamy. Very nice beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gunnar (6402) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger.Pours dark brown with a small fast disappearing tanned head. Aroma is sweet alcoholic with some sugars. Ends quite bitter with a sweet tail. .

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2010
Bottled. Thanks, Mike. Pours a nearly black brown. Very sweet boozy nose with vanilla, caramel, dried fruit, roastiness. Super sticky sweet and rich stuff. All the cloying sugars do effectively hide the alcohol. Notes of roast and dried fruits, vanilla, but mostly just a sweet toffee overload.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6686) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2010
12 oz. Thanks mike. Pours a clear dark brown, almost black. Bright caramel edges. Big boozy vodka nose. Coffee, chocolate, roast,soy, and prune on the nose. Sticky thick body. Vodka, soy, prune, roast, and chocolate mid palate. Long stixky prune chocolate finish.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2010
On tap at Birch & Barley/Churchkey. Big nose on this one. Alcohol vapor, chocolate, licorice, fusel and esters. Candied fruit. Not much for hops. Rich, ethereal, complex. Dark black with thin lacing head. Medium-heavy body, not quite chewy, with big warming and medium-light carbonation. Big sweet malty start with alcohol warming, burning vapors, vanilla, light oak, chocolate and licorice. Complex malty character with sweet finish. Sweet after just short of cloying. Rich big stout and very enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fungrim (60) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2010
Bottle. Aroma has alcohol, raisin and some hidden hops. But a lot of alcohol, it smells like glue. The appearance is deep red with a small brown head. Licorice and caramel. Rather sweet and heavy. Makes you think of a really good desert wine (as Tokay). A rather nice sipper, but the glue aroma put me off though.


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