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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 857   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Bottle at home ... deep brown red ... big tan head ... nice soft roast with a little sourness... huge sweetness ... lots of toffee ... huge ammount of cranberries ... little spice ... good roast ...some molasis ... little alcohol burn in linger ... wow this is just so rich and full ... best one yet Ok along side the 1st batch of Tokyo Colour is clearly not as black ... much more red present ... Aroma is bigger more sweet and less dry more molasis and less coffee and the sourness seems to have faided ... flavour is much sweeter ... much more toffee and much more cranberries ... Palate is much much more body much richer ... Over all this is a bloody cracker... and leaves the 1st batch in its wake. Tk2. still really love this but its maybe just a bit OTT.4.5 ->4.3 Tk3 29-05-10 Deep black ...thin tan head ... nice deep toffee roast nose ... very sweet ... light syrupy ... toffee malts ... lots of vanilla ... deep smooth rich ... but maybe even for me a little sweet sticking at 4.3 as im still digging this big timeTk4 23-07-10 has it only been 2 months since i opened one ... This is cracking... just what i wanted tonight ... deep brown ... thin brown lacing ... rich dark toffee malt .... dark fruits ... light vanilla nose ... rich toffee ... loads of berry fruits ... quite sweet light dryness on the linger ... huge alcohol ... a nice sipper sticking 4.3 bottle a home batch 02 ... deep black ... sweet rich roast malt nose ... big alcohol ... juicy roast ... deep chocolate ... big vine fruits ... big berry ... loads of roast malts ... yeah lovely 4.3 indeed bottle at home ... bbf 07/2019 ...drunk 05/2014 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry roast malt ... dark chocolate nose ... sweet malts ... oilt fruits ... caramel toffee ... big cranberry .. light oxidised malts ... 3.8 Bottle at home bbf 07/2019 drunk 08/2014...deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft dark chocolate berries nose... Boozie... Big sweet berries... Dark fruits... Light cardboard.. Oily fruits... Light spice... Long soft light soya oxidation linger.. Given its bbf a little dissapointing in this and previous bottle 3.9

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13958) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, vanilla, wood and lots of candy sugar. Quite odd, but nevertheless - I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (13838) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2010
Bottle @ Hj Hansen, Odense. Pours black with a small creamy head and lacings. Deep roasted nose and flavor with notes of coffee, fruit and caramel. Oily, slick and full bodied. Warmth from alcohol. Fine balance and very tasty beer. Nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13616) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Plus on tap at The Rake. Very deep ruby, dark beige head. Very alcoholic yet very fruity. Lots of spicy bite. Gripping beer. Better on tap I thought. Fuller more rounded. Flavours are anything from spice through some deep malts. Very very good and my senses aren’t up to rating it, there is stuff going on that I just can’t get.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. It pours a clear dark brown, almost black body with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and quite boozy, with coffee, some dark chocolate and salty licorice, and a good dash of vanilla. A too good dash actually, but it’s not really bad. There’s vanilla in the flavor too, but here the roasted malts are pulling a bigger part of the load. Some notes of dried fruits and licorice, and quite a lot of coffee. Quite low on bitterness. Full-bodied and warming, slightly oily on the palate. The finish is pretty much like the initial flavor, with some roasted malts bitterness. A quite delicious beer that needs some time to finish. 100610

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13373) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2010
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Pitch black - brown head. Burned, licorice, acid, alcoholic, wodden acid, sour acid aroma, sharpness, chocolate, coffee, sweetness, sticky sweetness, whiskey notes, high sweetness, roasted malts, caramel. Not that bad !!!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12544) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2009
Bottled@SBWF 2009
Dark brown color, small beige head. Woody, oaky aroma, some underlying berries. Very sweet, sticky, but same time smooth palate. Loads of caramel, kirschberry, some licorice. Certain Brewdog house flavor in the brew. Warming beer with lots of ageing potential.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12398) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle from Cornelius. Very dark brown. Big nose, some coffee, plum, toast...very sweet with spicy alcohol and a nice smokey character. A strange beer, it’s ok but it’s not very refined or cohesive. Or exciting. The good elements are enjoyable however.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 14, 2010
(11.2oz bottle, BB 14/12/19, courtesy of angrypirate06) Pours a mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of alcohol, roasted grain, and nuts. Flavor of ALCOHOL, roasted grain, caramel, toffee, oak, and apple. Extremely hot and undrinkable. Another over hyped high alcohol mess.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Draft. Medium tan head atop cola-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some raspberry, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, cranberry, some vinous. Alcohol warming without burn. Full body, some stickiness, low carbonation.


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