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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 940   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.


thirstyrabbit's rating

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirstyrabbit (1361) - Tallinn, - DEC 23, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma has cranberries, red wine and cellar mould. The mouldy part is slightly unpleasant. Taste is big on sweetness and berries, they even overshadow the roastiness and any coffee/chocolate there might have been. Could have been great if the berries were more subdued. It tastes more like a port wine than a stout and it’s probably too sweet even for a port. Overkill is not my thing.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (798) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle; pours very dark brown with a thin mocha ring around the edge of the glass; aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt with hints of oak and dark fruits; taste is rich with licorice, roasted malts, and dark fruits with hints of oak, vanilla, and chocolate; finish is dry and light bitter with some alcohol warming; delicious beer

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxifunk777 (20) - California, USA - MAY 11, 2015
This is everything I LOVE about a big beer smell, taste, mouth full, & sweetness. I know a lot of people are not fan of sweeter beers but the taste is big and bold fruity & sweet. absolute recommend this Beer 18.2 ABV is concealed excellently no burn factory here just smooth deliciousness! A Highly underrated Beer!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerathon (1491) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Wow! One of the biggest beers I’ve ever had, but there is a shocking smoothness too it. Some alcohol warmth, oak, bitter chocolate, dark strong coffee, some dark fruits (berries), vanilla. Big thick mouthfeel, slick on the tongue. Pitch black pour with sticky oil cocoa colored head. Glad to have tried this beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (1379) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2015
Deep black body with ring tan head. Aroma has a balanced woody character, alcohol notes, dried plums, forest fruit. Some roastiness, but mostly overwhelmed by the berry-like fruit jam. Taste has high roasty bitterness upfront with complex sweetness coming in next, strawberries, blackberries, plums. Body is oily, heavy, full, low carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xXbaptisteXx (113) - - MAY 4, 2015
Elle est de couleur noire et la mousse et peu intense et descend assez rapidement Au nez on va sentir principalement des notes de chocolat noir amandes grillées chicorée En bouche la première chose qu’on va sans dire c’est sa consistance elle est très très épaisse personnellement je n’ai jamais vu une bière aussi épaisse et sirupeuse que celle-ci elle a une amertume extrêmement forte également on va sortir en arrière bouche un Roland d’alcool et on sent toujours des saveurs de chocolat noir comme au nez Avis aux dégustateur aguerri

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dado93 (154) - ITALY - APR 29, 2015
Black color with ruby red reflex, almost no head, no persistent, liquor aroma, sweet, in mouth is oily, no carbonate, sweet, liquor, licorice notes, alcol is present, good beer! But really heavy!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (856) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2015
From a well aged 12 oz bottle...poured in wine glass. Mohagany burgandy with minimal head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Moderate carbonation and big body. Flavors of dark roasted malts, peat, alcohol, roasty grains. Overall big, bold, bodacious.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ChewyBeer (137) - SOUTH AFRICA - APR 27, 2015
Dark like the pits of hell. Burnt Roasted nose. Low carbonation very sweet. Overwhelms the roasted flavours

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjp12 (672) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
I love imperial stouts, but getting this up to 18% means that it is far too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ZacM612 (281) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Black, oily appearance with minimal tan head. Boozy aroma with a little malt. Sweet flavor with a bit of alcohol burn. Okay.


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