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

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RATINGS: 965   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.


sharkweek's rating

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sharkweek (118) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
I had this bottle aged for over two years and had high expectations. It poured into a snifter black as the devil’s heart with little to no head. The only aroma I could detect was rubbing alcohol. The mouth feel on this one was way too thin for my taste. It almost felt like a diet coke. The flavor was alcohol forward with slight coffee and cranberry taste in the back end. Glad I tried it, will not recommend to anyone or seek out again. Big Disappointment.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (256) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile, schiuma nocciola chiaro, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: evidenti e forti sentori di cioccolato, caffè, liquoroso (whisky e ciliegie sotto spirito) e vaniglia. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca sprigiona gustosissime note di whisky e porto. Subito dopo vengono abbondanti note di cioccolato, caffè e vaniglia. Il liquoroso però è sempre presente ed invade la bocca. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo decisamente strutturato. L’alcool è ben nascosto (sempre tenuto conto che fa 18,2º). CONCLUSIONI: una birra direi "mistica", saporitissima e complessa. Non scade mai durante la bevuta, ma dona sempre appaganti soddisfazioni. Consigliatissima.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1706) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. I really liked this one, it had almost berry wine like qualities.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (226) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Incredible rich malts, deep coffee, molasses, tart sweetness of the cranberries. Beautiful. tasted at 69F.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1294) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
On tap at brewdog, Göteborg. Thick black with small tanned head. Smell is a lot of chocolate, some coffee, ashes and alcohol. Taste is burned malt, burned sugar, chocolate and coffee. Dry with very big body, medium bitterness and low carbonation.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2015
Amazing. Oily black, minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate. Tastes the same but with wood. Can fully feel the oak barrel. Creamy and smooth, booze very well hidden. Great ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Dark brown with just a thin lid of tan bubbles. Big aromas of roasted and toasted malt, molasses, plums, prunes and mild alcohol. Big and sweet flavors. Lots of dark fruit and roasted malt syrup, Dark candi, lightly burnt caramel, and light ash. Light spice, mix of pepper, star anise and alcohol. About midway through and this is getting somewhat overbearing. Thick, chewing, and sticky. A couple ounces of this would be enough. Well brewed and hides alcohol well. Still there are limits.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
In the beginning is the rich carbonated and I did expect something like Mikkelers Black, but the flavor is limited and sparse and release little hard roasted malt and strong mocha. It tastes sweet with a hint of a little cherry and early deletion nature of stout. Now it’s a beer for gently sipping when you know in advance the strength, but you actually just having it around in all corners of the mouth to sense its true character. The cherries taken over after some time of filling a malty taste with burnt shades, dark chocolate and a little cautious smoked malt. Its expression is clearly vinous, completely in the sweet port wine shades, but alcohol sharpness is nicely tucked out of the way of the other fruit, malt and smoke leaving only faint heat in the throat. It is superior delicious, but may seem a little too sweet in length. Conversely, its sweet expression to make it drinkable all year around. Many of these quite strong imperials are only reserved for cold and winter, but Tokyo can be enjoyed for a good barbecue dinner a summer evening in the garden. Share it with others, for it is heavy stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
takeo (12) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
Apariencia: Negro opaco con una buena capa de espuma marrón y buena retención. Nariz: lo primero que nos llega es el olor a alcohol puro, luego cuando se atempera notamos chocolate, café, higos, uva moscatel. Boca: sensación de calidez propia de alcohol, acompañado por las notas tostadas de la malta. Amargor medio-alto

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (677) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 10, 2015
18,2%, batch 911. Aroma: cranberry, jasmine, oak, walnut, cognac, oxidation and roasted. Taste: powerful warming, liqueur and rum, cranberry, honey, pepper, roasted, cold coffe.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jyrsa (247) - - JUL 9, 2015
Pitch black. Berries, blackcurrant, wine and licorice. Oily texture and quite sweet with wine-like palate.Veri nice.


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