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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 859   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


wedgie9's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1929) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2013
batch 002 best before 14/12/19
Pours completely opaque dark brown, nearly black, with a thin tan head that leaves a nice collar of lace. The nose is hot with molasses, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and burnt toffee. The flavor is the same with an added date and raisin fruit note, with the molasses, milk chocolate, vanilla, and toasted toffee dominating. The body is massively full with light carbonation and a very long hot molasses, dark chocolate, and toffee finish.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Can only compare this to WWW and I can see why this one leaves the planet and goes for intergalactic domination, itís better all around, superb aroma, so deep and vinous, and slightly sour, and just so thick and rich, but mainly , this beer is very drinkable , very enjoyable, not just a crazy one offf experience. Split it with a friend. Cranberries, who knew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
A stout on massive steroids. A mere drop on the tongue explodes in oak laced licorice, dark roasted coffee flavor on the tongue.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (442) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
330ml brown 2014 years vintage bottle rated 16.5% ABV, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish-black with small brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, oak wood notes, muscovado and soy sauce. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, raisins, prunes, oak wood notes, coffee and spices. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, thick texture and flat carbonation. BrewDog Tokyo* is a little too sweet and syrupy, the 16.5% alcohol volume is however not noticeable in the flavour. A quite palatable but expensive one-off experience

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
dark motor oil pour brown head. Aroma of caramel, oak, cranberries, soy, doppelbock big malt. Tastes wood, leather, slight lactic tart, slight cranberry tart, big alcohol, big caramel, soy slight char. Spritzy yet light carb. heavy palate. hits with the subtlety of a sledge. jasmine gets drowned.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (1715) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Basically the same recipe as the first batch, but with a lot more alcohol. Creamy beige head, decreasing but leaving a rim around the edge of the glass, much more stable than expected from a beer this strong; colour black, with ruby hue only visible under (very) bright light. Unbelievably complex and overwhelming, yet appealing aroma of dozens of things, including banana, coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, soy sauce, caramel, pear syrup, whisky, kahlua, raisins, cinnamon, pepper,... Equally powerful taste, sweet and slick, very profound maltiness, truckloads of caramel and chocolate, so many things going on in the palate including vivid spicy notes and gentle candied fruits, very thick and oily mouthfeel, powdery too, smoothly merging into a very complex, roasted, hoppy, vinous finish with warming alcohol, which - much to my surprise - manages to stay a lot less astringent than in many beers half its strength. I almost fell off my chair tasting this, the aroma is downright superb. I can hardly grasp where this brewery keeps inventing such masterpieces... Unforgettable experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (344) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
Black color with brown notes and a beige short lasting head. Aroma is complex, liquorish, with dark fruits and coffee. Taste is very sweet, with cranberries, toffee, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied and with dry finish. Canít find the hops at all. A bit unbalanced aftertaste, with clearly alcoholic touches. Extreme and complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeyAre (208) - - AUG 16, 2014
Taste first in 16,5% bottle (was a short version in System Bolaget??) Dark, almost black espresso color, quite liquid with minimal brown head. The aroma is caramel, chocolate. The taste extremely sweet. Not my style at all... Very full body, oily texture, flat carbonisation and abrupt finish (sweet anyhow) Overall, a bit too extreme. Could have appreciated it, even without liking the kind of beer, but in this case it is so extreme that it is difficult to rate better ... Maybe will rerate with the 18,2 version in the cellar now, but it canít ne much different ... Or?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog website. 2014: Aged for 5 years; powerful, rich red fruit, marzipan, and port-like flavours, red wine notes and a warming, smooth creamy alchoholic finish. Tastes like a 10% beer rather that 18%, nice! 2009: A thick black beer with a very, very, extremely! rich, hot spicy stout-like flavour. It has notes of extremely rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice and a smokey hoppy warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1296) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Huge beer. Pours black lots lacing some head. Nose is syrup sweet. Flavours maple syrup, some espresso. Taste heavy sweet medium bitter. Creamy full body medium carbonation. Nose is very boozy but donít feel it inmouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6692) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
sample from a bottle at the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2012. rich dark brown with a thin but lingering beige head; aroma of vanilla and cocoa powder; plenty of burnt bitterness cuts through some raw alcohol burn. potent stuff


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