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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Batch 3, BB 2020. The pour is coal black with a small, tan, frothy, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing with minimal lace. The nose is surprisingly not overwhelmingly hot; lots of molasses, black currant (maybe cranberry), soothing herbal (jasmine?), toasted oak, and leather. The flavor is intense but coming together nicely so far, more oak (dry and toasty), cranberry more apparent, toasted caramels, rich molasses, still some leather, light coffee grounds, maybe some maple. The palate is very warm, full, nearly lively, viscous, and coating. The finish is long with the oak drying it out, alcohol warming the back of the throat, the jasmine? notes soothing, and toasted caramels and leather lingering. Well where to start... Obviously still much too young but flavors already starting to complement each other well, especially in the finish. The palate is already nice but some calming will make it excellent. The adjunct additions were very nice complements to the beer. Will revisit in a couple years, maybe more to see if it pans out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tero (49) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2010
Something between chocolate and raisin. Very strong taste, but just a little taste of alcohol though there is over 18% of it. Heavy sweetness. I never could drink whole bottle alone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2010
Bottle. What can you say? Black with a small head and plenty of body although not as much as you would think considering its enormous power. Slightly smoked and very dangerous.An experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle shared with Photog. Pours very dark brown with subtle red highlights and a small brown head. Aromas of sour oak, tart berry, vanilla, astringent alcohol, cranberry, and caramel. Sweet sugar cane and brandy dominate the flavor, along with caramel, alcohol, and a slight roasty cocoa and toffee aftertaste. Full-bodied, creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation, and a little astringent. This is tasty stuff, very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2010
Dark brown, almost black. Wonderful aroma of dark fruit, maybe blackberry or currant. Fruit bomb. A touch less fruit; an even mix of fruit and chocolate would be a dream.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (837) - GERMANY - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle shared with quiznoaz. Plums, caramel, sugar, slight alcohol in the nose. Flavors follow suit - very nice, flavorful stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - DEC 6, 2010
Nose is plum, some alcohol, raisin, coffee, feel is creamy, carb is mediumweak, taste is caramel, super mellow malt, rotten fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
LR! Bottle from Fred at Beverages 4 Less consumed by myself, which was probably not the best of ideas. Pours a thin mahogany color with a fizzy cola colored head of foam. Smells like Bells 9000 -- loaded with molasses and brewers licorice. Tastes of both with added notes of green foliage (spruce?), alcohol, coffee grounds, and oak. This is a hell of a beer. I would gladly have another -- just not tonight.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (10204) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2010
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Black colour with no head. Port wine, oat, bread and butter in aroma. Flavour is sugar, roasted malt, oat, dark fruits red berries, butter and port wine. This kicks ass.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluejacket74 (1815) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle, best before 03/03/20. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that went away quickly. Thereís a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is booze (brandy-like), dark fruit, molasses, oak and roasted malt. Itís a sweet and boozy smelling brew. The brew tastes like dark fruit, molasses, smoke, licorice, roasted malt and booze. The first sip was very boozy, but the booziness eased up after that and the sweet flavors became more noticable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís a bit thin but itís also slick and syrupy with moderate carbonation. For a beer as strong as this one is, I think the drinkability is good. Itís smooth and goes down easy enough. I think this is a good overall brew, Iíll have to age my other bottle for a while and see how it turns out after a few years.

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