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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 859   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
(Bottled). Slight red tinge, otherwise black. Poured with no head. In the nose there’s lots of strong berries and sugars. Quite highly carbonated and rather thick. Quite a complex set of aromas in the mouth: raisins and blueberry, possibly some cheese too, also honey and marzipan later. Slightly ’silky’ mouthfeel. Well balanced. Lovely - and the strength certainly doesn’t come across.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4842) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2010
bottle thanks to angrypirate06. poured a deep chocolate with ruby hints and a cream head. cranberries, sweet malts, alcohol and chocolate aromas. syrupy palate, flavors of cranberry and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2602) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2010
Fad: Kulsort øl med et meget lille skumhoved. Fin karbonering i forhold til de høje procenter, men øllen er simpelthen for brændvarm til rigtig at kunne nydes. Men respekt for at flytte grænser skal der dog komme herfra.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
330ml bottle from DK. Pours black with tan head. Nose is very fruity (cranberry and raspberry), and hints of oak and dark malt. Taste is fruity upfront, sweet molasses, some notes of dark chocolate with smooth finsih. Doesn’t seem like 18% that is for sure.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
I am drooling from smelling this! Ultra dark red going dark brown with a small deep tan cap that resides forever. Excellent lacing... well, maybe not excellent but considering this is 18% it’s pretty good.. Man, Smells thick as hell! Awesome. Sweet, intense, cranberries, cocoa, plums, raisin, roast, fragrant and floral, weak pepper. I’m reviewing this pretty close to room temperature. Heavy heavy roast.. this is excellent. Damn, this tastes excellent. Tasty cranberries, alcohol, spices, plum, touch of fruit cake, flowers, a bit of heat initially, raisins, candy, Halls cough drops,.. getting sweeter as I go. Thick roast, very fruity.. I don’t quite see the 90 IBU but the bitterness is by no means silenced. Quite thick mouth feel but not overly which is surprising. Smooth, a bit of carbonation which all help leaving my mouth soft and soothed. Good bitterness, finishes oddly fruity with a spice and a light burn on occasion. I love this beer. 10 thumbs up!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1521) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Bottle thanks to texasjeep shared at the Feb. Houston RB tasting. Black with a thick white head. Nose is spicy and herbal. Taste is sweet, herbally, chocolately. Thick and chewy, with a high but tolerable alcohol presence. Almost too easy to drink. Good stuff here.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
(11.2oz bottle, BB 14/12/19, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and nuts. Flavor of ALCOHOL, roasted grain, caramel, toffee, oak, and apple. Extremely hot and undrinkable. Another over hyped high alcohol mess.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (11807) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Tap at Churchkey in DC. Dark brown, edge head, massive lacing. Aroma of motor oil and anise. Flavor has dark cherries, chocolate, licorice candy. Very smooth. Shocking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ilovedarkbeer (2286) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Bottle thanks to angrypirate06. Pours a dark orange tiger eye color. Nose is red candied apple skin and rubbing alcohol. Taste is cognac, dark brown sugar, and oak. Hot lively mouthfeel. This beer is a hot mess. Like the girl who pukes outside a house party, then starts crying, and hiccuping all while her makeup is running and there is vomit dripping out of her nose and mouth. You feel bad for her but you don’t really want to get near her.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1182) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2010
This beer pours black with a thin tan head that dissipates very quickly. The aromas are strong Cranberries, sweet sugar and faint chocolate. The flavors are cranberries, light chocolate and a hint of the jasmin. This is a powerful beer that packs quite a punch!


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