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

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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 546   ABV: 18.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pilsnerrogge (2631) - Finspång, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2010
Bottled:
Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small head. Dry, woody aroma with notes of liquorice and a little bit of smoke. Medium body. Sweetish, malty flavour with notes of liquorice. Long alcohol bitter finish; in fact this one was quite boozier than the Nuclear Penguin.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3494) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2010
19-MAR-2010, bottle with Ulkløbben - @home, from "Fish & Beer". Tasted side by side with the "ordinary" Tokyo. Surprisingly much more head than Tokyo. Alcohol is very present on the nose, but I can live with that:-) Much sweeter, more carbonation. And then all the same lovely aromas. Barrels are not overwhelming just adding to the complexity of a fantastic beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2942) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle from SL. Pour was dark black in color, nice chocolate colored head, good retention, ok lacing. The aroma was chocolate, anise, burnt twigs, malty. The flavor was dark licorice, roasty chocolate, burnt malts, bitter hops, cranberry-vinous notes, an annoying spice (junipers?), faint tannins. The oak didn’t nearly come out as expected. The mouthfeel was full, malty, a tad tannic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Nutmeg, banana, a lot of jasmine, oak and strawberries throughout. Acetone sneaking in. Very sweet, full bodied and sticky. Roasted malt is really subdued and so is the alcohol. Interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (11477) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Bad glue-like aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Chocolate notes but alcohol too dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Messy beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14844) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, vanilla, wood and lots of candy sugar. Quite odd, but nevertheless - I like it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
bottle thanks to bleeng or TexasJeep. Pours dark brown with tan bubbles for head. Nose is of bubblegum and cola. Taste is chocolate. Mouthfeel is chewy and sweet with alcohol noticeable. Potent stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Served on tap at The Neighborhood. The appearance is a rich glossy deep deep brown. The nose and flavors are full of hot hot roasted malts, some chocolate, a touch of oak and way too much alcohol. Seems to me more of an attempted to pack a ton of alcohol in a beer instead of making a well balanced and complex brew. Overall not too bad but too much alcohol flavor and simple syrupy malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Aroma of heavy alcohol, chocolate, roast, oak, and cranberry. Pitch black coloured beer with a very thin head. Taste is sweet, bit spicy, has oak, chocolate, roast, fruitiness. Pretty solid

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4163) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle from The Cave. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, sugar, alcohol, with a sour finish.


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