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

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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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.


WASW's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WASW (50) - - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle purchased from Brewdog Newcastle, drank alongside a Tokyo Rising Highland for comparative purposes. A very pleasant and well-balanced experience for its strength - just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness bringing a nice tangy fruity-chocolate flavour with a lingering sweetness to it. Very drinkable.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (717) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Pitch black with an espresso head. Burnt salted caramel, brewed coffee, cocoa, sherry and a ton of sweet cherries. A bit sweet at first, it develops a nice fruity bitterness as you go.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (1949) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 4, 2016
Draft sample 16.5% at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. Thanks for sharing mariuspoenari.03.05.2016.Pour it dark color with medium brown head.Aroma leather,intense coffee,spirit on the back.Taste starts with roasted coffee beans,dark chocolate,vanilla,finishes with warm kick of alcohol,full body,perfect balanced,really to blow your mind.Perfect

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1211) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ at 16.5% abv, courtesy of mariuspoenari, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty taste of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, medium roasty-bitter, alcoholic-warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazScott (45) - - APR 29, 2016
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2841) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights with small beige. Aroma chocolate, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is sweet dark malt and chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I don’t get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (446) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
Just just. Onpas melkoinen olut.Alkoholia on niin julmetusti, että vaikuttaa arvioon. Maku on kuitenkin todella hyvä. Vahva ja voimakas.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
peponi (1228) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, red fruits, barrel notes. Appearance: black color and brown head. Taste: low bitterness, fruity, dried fruits, slightly sour, cocoa, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, cherry, sweet. Palate: full body and low carbonaton, rich roasted finish. Overall: Amazing stuff, so complex and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
Very black appearance with virtually no head. Complex tastes of cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppers, brown sugar, dark chocolate and orange. Very heavy body, great carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of cocoa and anise. Epic


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