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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
canicule (90) - IRELAND - AUG 7, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with white diminishing head. Aroma of oak, then burnt malts, then alcohol. Tastes sweet, with loads of malty flavour. Sweet, dried fruit flavours over-ride the hop bitterness, then the alcohol burn takes over at the finish. Very moreish. Lovely digestif.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftbeerdesign (2249) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light black with a quarter inch tan head. It settles down to a murky dark brown / light black with no head. Light red highlights. Big alcohol nose with some licorice and light spice. Medium body with light chocolate, light tart cranberries, more alcohol heat, dark fruits and some sweet grape notes. Big roasted malt presence masked by the alcohol. Wonderful layered finish with raisin, fig, chocolate, light spice and more cranberry. A unique beer that strays from your typical imperial stout, but offers a very enjoyable mix of flavors.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6127) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Sampled at SBWF09 Bron with a small, beige, bubbly head. Medicine-like aroma; very vinous. Surprisingly fresh and light in body. Tastes kinda like soruish medicine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Black color, small brown head. Tar aroma, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, figs and licorice. Chocolate flavor, vinous, dark fruits, figs, licorice, cocoa and grapes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2010
A dark brown/black colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma is malty with sweet dark fruits, dark chocolate with some wood notes. The taste is burny, with sweet dark fruits, like raisins and prunes. A little chocolate with some notes of wood. The aftertaste is burny dark malts with bitter.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mmmbeer (1324) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
12 oz. bottle (Batch 2) served in shaker- poured a solid black color with a light ruby shade, one finger tan head formed that tried it’s best to lace. Aroma of booze, black licorice, and darkened molasses. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt is lost in a sea of alcohol which lasts from start to finish, a very light note of oak and dark baker’s chocolate on the finish. Not impressed- just a massive alcohol bomb that is horribly out of balance in my book.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Black pour with brown edges and not much of a head to speak of. The aroma is mazzive vanilla bourbon with hints of oak, dark charred sugars, and a massive ethanol presence. The flavor comes through with caramelized molasses, chocolate, vanilla, booze, wood, and more booze. The palate is medium to full with little effervescence and a warming finish. Really tasty, and one of Brew Dog’s better offerings.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6510) - ITALY - JUL 28, 2010
scura discreta schiuma media persitenza naso intenso fruttato tostato leggero etilico legno un tocco vinoso floreale in bocca tostaue fruttato legno lieve etilico luppoli nel finale piacevoli diversi aromi che creano una buona armonia ma poco bevibile causa l’elevata alcolicitŕ

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a totally opaque black, with a yellow-beige head. Dark, rich and sweet aromas abound, with cranberries and port coming through strongly. More sweet berry flavours mingle with a hint of peppery hops in the initial taste. The mid-palate mixes Irish coffee with port, and the finish is full of a lovely alcoholic warmth. A delightful beer, full of flavours not normally found in beer, it is, however, one that must be drunk slowly, not the least because of its huge 18.2% ABV! It is nonetheless a lovely brew, well worth seeking out.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2010
I found this to be nearly undrinkable...strong alcohol flavor and warming was not balanced out by enough malt or a full body... Looked good, dark pour with tan head, lots of cranberry flavor when the booze subsides. Body just didn’t have it...super strong imperial stout this is, well balanced it is not.


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