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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


Gorbalev's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gorbalev (2937) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle, thank you Colin and Kendra! Finally trying it! Pitch black, very little head. Really inviting oak aroma mixed with some roast and a lot of alcohol. Silky smooth mouthfeel. First taste is quite mild - all sweet stout and oak - gives way to lots of warming alcohol and roast and finally to ear warming alcohol in very long finish. Man, this is quite easy to drink at this crazy percentage. I hate using the word smooth, but this just feels smooth - perfect really. Everything is expertly balanced. Every brewer attempting to do a oak aged version of a beer should be required to try this. So much flavour, so complex, so good. So glad I got to try it.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cargo150 (648) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
D’un noir profond avec un col qui se dissipe rapidement. Une explosions de saveurs, un liquide très complexes, chocolat,café,bois,bourbon, pain grillés,fruits rouges. Le % d’alcool est très bien caché. Une excellente Imperial Stout!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mark_Eck (714) - - OCT 29, 2014
Pours an oily black. Aroma and massive taste are dark fruits, chocolate, and alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (205) - - OCT 24, 2014
0,2 hana@ Olut Expo. Mokan värinen paksuhko vaahto. Sakea tummanruskea, lähes musta. Tuoksussa makeaa, paahteista mallasta, luumua ja kirsikkaa, tummaa suklaata, aavistus kahvia. Hieman portviiniä myös. Maku täyteläinen, rukiinen, makea, maltainen. M akeaa ja alkoholipitoista mämmiä. Kermainen, ehkä hieman öljyinenkin suutuntuma Älyttömän hyvää!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (779) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Black body with tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts some coffee some dark chocolate and some wood. Taste is sweet and alcohol with caramel and cocoa.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andysando (34) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Almost a barley wine? Raw liquorice, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate. Doesn’t feel like 18,2% at all. Really enjoyed this one!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2189) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 18, 2014
Brewdog Tokyo 18% on tap at Yellow Ape’s 2nd Anniversary Event. Listed at 16.5% it pours a viscous pitch black with a thin rusty head. The aroma is a rich umami meaty dark chocolate with winey plum notes. Thick syrupy mouthfeel that is silky smooth, some heat going down. The taste is dark toffee, rum? , Hershey chocolate syrup, dark pitted fruits, dark chocolate you pour on ice cream. Not as complex as Black Tokyo Horizon but really nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - OCT 14, 2014
Pitch black color, average sized brown head. Aroma of dark fruits and chocolate. Full body, soft carbonation. Medium to high sweetness, solid amount of bitterness also. Dark fruits, chocolate and alcohol in taste. Also, there’s a nice woody cognac feel. Smooth texture, very complex character and usual alcohol warmth. Intense as hell, pure force.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (674) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep red - almost black - with a small beige head. Strong aroma of hard roasted malts, chocolate, licorice and alcohol. Taste is pretty much like the aroma indicates but with added notes of dark fruits, oak and vanilla. Full body and low carbonation. Thick and chewy. Very very sweet. Got a bit of an alcohol burn in the finish but that is to be expected. A real sipper. More drinkable for an 18.2% beer than I had expected. Nothing I’d want to drink too often though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Jens_thogersen (2) - - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Aroma is quite sweet with typical coffe and bitter chocolate aromas. Taste is very sweet and unbalanced burnt coffe taste. It's almost a bit grainy texture. Mouthfeel is high. There is some alcohol in the taste. Not very impressed.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (386) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Czarne, raczej klarowne. Piana średnioobfita, beżowa, głównie drobnopęcherzykowa. Opada w średnim tempie.
Aromat: Lukrecja, wanilia, beczka dębowa. ciemne pieczywo, praliny, ciemne owoce, śliwki, wiśnie, wiśnie w rumie Alkoholu prawie wcale nie czuć, tylko taka delikatna słodka nuta. Nie wie czy piłem tak mocne piwo ale piłem wiele słabszych RISów w których było zdecydowanie więcej alkoholu czuć. Paloności prawie nie czuć. Aromat przypomina dobry, wyleżakowany porter bałtycki. Z butelki dodatkowo wata cukrowa, brązowy cukier i przypalony cukier.
Smak: Bardzo słodki. Początek z dziwną owocową kwaskowatością ale nie wystarczającą by choć trochę skontrować uderzenie słodyczy w rozwinięciu. W rozwinięciu dodatkowo wiśnie, kwaśne wiśnie, cukier, pojawia się alkohol ale stosunkowo dobrze ułożony. Na finiszu lekka ziołowo-alkoholowa goryczka przechodząca w posmak palony, kawowy, kawy zbożowej, przypalonej skórki od chleba. W tej kwaśności wiśniowej pewnie ujawnia się dodatek żurawiny. Tak słodkiego piwa jeszcze nie piłem. Niesamowicie złożone ale jednocześnie ulepkowate, zaklejające, co powoduje, że bardzo trudno się pije.
Odczucie: Niskie nasycenie CO2, aksamitno oleista faktura, duuuużo ciała, gęste jak pitna czekolada.
Całość: Całość sprawia wrażenie bardzo słodkiej czekolady z nadzieniem wiśni w rumie. Alkohol świetnie ułożony, w aromacie ukryty a w saku dobrze wkomponowany ale mocno rozgrzewający. Gdyby to piwo było 3 razy mniej słodkie przy zachowaniu pozostałych walorów to byłoby genialne, a tak bardzo ciekawe ale trudne do wypicia. Jak słodki likier, którego z reguły smakuje się jedynie niewielkie ilości


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