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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1027   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

dabubbleboy's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Poured 12 oz bottle Heavy alcohol aroma, it knocks you on your ass. Jet black appearance little head. With 18.2 alc. you get a heavy alcohol syrupy notes with little else.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiery_1 (275) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
330ml bottle @ Alex’s. 2012 Vintage. Pours a cloudy brown colour. Nose is licorice, caramel, dark fruits, malts, molasses. Flavour is very sweet caramel and oh so smooth, malty malts. Complex and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerplace (898) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2016
Tasting Alex’s. Batch #10. BB 04-04-2021, 18.2% ABV. Pours a cloudy brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste are very complex, sweet, with dark fruits (figs, resin), some barrel notes. Amazingly perfect stuff!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cokemonkey11 (537) - - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with a ruby hue rim and a thin brown foam that resides in a ring. Scent is hickory smoke. Vanilla. Maybe oak wood. Light resin. Light caramel. Taste is hickory, vanilla, dense resin, and dense cranberries. Smokey wood finish. Flavors of cherries. Some sour notes. Mouthfeel is outrageously smooth. Fantastic. Shoutout to @AshtonMcCobb at Appellation Wines - cheers to my third perfect score.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (661) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours dark with a tan head. Aroma of red fruits, alcohol, coffee, roasted malts, light toasted/smoke, light hops. Taste is heavy sweet, moderate bitter, red fruits, sweet roasted malts, coffee, alcohol, light hops, very sweet sugary aftertaste, some red fruits, caramel, alcohol, light hops. Do not like the sweetness in this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2016
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head. Smells of roast, oak, hints of fruit. Taste is sweet, fruity, hints of oak and alcohol. Full-bodied with a slick texture and soft mouth-carbonation, BrewDog Tokyo* finishes with a lingering alcoholic heat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Villyzzz (91) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
Bottle at pub. Pours oily black with medium beige head. Aroma has licorice, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla and some roastiness. Taste is strong sweet caramel with vanilla. Subtle hops and malts. Strong caramel in the end. Extremely full palate. Thick bodied. Medium carbonation. Long finish. Amazing. I would say this is one of the gods of beers but I am an atheist so it would not describe this beast enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Evilkniamhel (577) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Appellation Wines Dalry. Pours pitch black, espresso cream head. Nose of bourbon, molasses, dark fruit, christmas cake, maple syrup. On the palate; boozy burn, yet smooth, super full-bodied, spicy, sweet. A treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonev (321) - POLAND - SEP 1, 2016
Piwo czarno brunatne bez refleksow z niezbyt obfita piana. W aromacie wszystko co powinno byc w RISie. Wanilia, ciemne dojrzale owoce, palone slody, nuty beczki i szlachetngo alkoholu. W smaku slodko, czekolada z kawa, toffee i guma balonowa. Bardzo geste i oleiste, pelne cialo, grzeje konkretnie w gardlo. Degustowac powoli bo zawarty alkohol moze byc naprawde zdradliwy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (452) - USA - AUG 30, 2016
Oak. My first impression upon cracking the cap of this five year-old Imperial Stout is the deep, rich tones of oak. Vanilla; tart, over-ripened fruits, and rich chocolates are all abundant as I pour the brew into my favorite snifter. I watch the beer cascade into the glass, the ruby-nut brown liquid is only visible for half and inch before the density of the color overtakes the light and smothers the color to almost midnight. A khaki head starts large, but dissipates to a seething rings around the inside of the glass, a single islet swirling slowly in the center of the beer. A single drop escapes the pour and I can’t allow it to free itself from the neck of the bottle entirely, so I catch it with my tongue. As rich as a liqueur, even a drop is powerful. I sip gently at the rim, cautious but excited at the taste of this brew. Given to me by a friend, this has been carefully aged for five long years, and I am the recipient of such a delicious gift. I expect a raging lion; rather, the taste is smooth and only slightly ferocious; surprising, considering the ABV and the dragon-esque presence of the aroma. With each tip of the glass, I pull harder...deeper, eventually filling my mouth with the heady brew, savoring the viscous nature of the body and delighting in the slight sting on my gums and the edges of my lips. The cranberries are obtainable through the oak, the chocolates, and I am relishing the differences between the olfactory exploration and the flavor profile. Although I can feel the warmth of the alcohol flooding my body, the booze is difficult to decipher in either the aroma or the taste of this excellent beer. The finish is short and easy, welcoming...dangerous at 18.2%. The oak lingers...delicious. I have never had this fresh, and I’m not sure I would try it again without some age.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (2609) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from Svijet Piva. Shared with Miro. Pours black, small brown head. Oily. Roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, wood, dried fruit notes. Sweet. Alcohol is present, unfortunately more than I’d like. Medium+ bodied. Interesting, but expected and hoped it would be better.

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