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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 941   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16186) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2010 2010-03-02, draught at Ørsted, Copenhagen, 7-4-9-5-17=42
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma; in the order, there is: alcohol, rose flowers, roasted malt; too light, but interesting. Good body strength; round mouthfeel; the alcohol is present, but only as mouth warmer, not disturbing (imagine drinking Port wine); good malt and caramel flavor, surprisingly only a dash of roasted malt, nuts; then the hops come, strong bitterness and good aromatic qualities; the very light final is a bit dusty. Despite the color, it has more characteristics of a Barley Wine than an Imperial Stout. Excellent on draught, be a man.

2009-08-24, bottle, courtesy of Laurent Mousson, 8-4-8-4-16=40
The color is almost black, with small to no head. The aroma is alcoholic. Medium body structure, good and powerful malt and caramel flavor, with chocolate; evident alcohol presence. When you are used to powerful beers, it’s drinkable, but dangerous.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (15111) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Tap at Churchkey in DC. Dark brown, edge head, massive lacing. Aroma of motor oil and anise. Flavor has dark cherries, chocolate, licorice candy. Very smooth. Shocking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14923) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14856) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dedollewaitor (14488) - 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
saxo (14459) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14290) - 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 (13711) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (13578) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. A hefty brew. Gives a shiny, motor oil pour with a solid off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some light coffee. Some alcohol hints, too. In the flavor, though, that alcohol is pervasive, almost dominant. A traditional imperial stout character does come through, however, in the form of rich coffee and burnt malts. Heavy in body with modest carbonation, this is a smooth beer. With the high ABVm it also warms like crazy. Potent and pretty darn good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13272) - 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.


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