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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 844   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2010
Bottle, bought @ Ølbutikken, Cph.
Pours utterly, completely black with a fine, medium, creamy, staying head. Aroma does not have as much viniousness as I’d expected. Milky chocolate, light woody, some liqourice and sweet malts. There is an ounce of fruity hops in there as well. Medium carbonation, oily and a tad harsh mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, sugary, some roasted malts, milky chocolate, some harshish alcohol. There is a bit of woody bitterness at the end, some light hops. It is probably too sweet and there is too much alcohol, but it still is fairly drinkable. Compared to for example Mikkeller X series or WWS, this is far better.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Very dark brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma mostly of chocolate with dried fruit and licorice and loads of alcohol. Very sweet chocolate and licorice flavour, and a sugary sweetness. Warming alcohol. Too much.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Tokyo 002
Date: May 03, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: clear dark brown, fine tan head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted malt aroma, touch of fruity sweetness, hint of molasses, light oak
Body: big sticky body
Flavor: sweet chocolate and caramel flavor, initially hot but the alcohol fades to be replaced by a big sweetness, thick molasses, touch of oak, light roasted, not much bitterness, warming
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 3.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10789) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
Tap. Very dark brown with tiny tan head. Flavour is roasted malts, vinous, notes of alcohol, sweet, little liquorice, dark fruit, hops and plume.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10764) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours black with a tan head. A very woody, oaky aroma. Medium+ body with mild carbonation. Heat is moderate. Flavor is very dark, very thickish smooth toasted malt. Very mysterious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10728) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2010
dark brown, not black, small light brown head that goes away rather quickly. boozy and malty sweet aroma, faint licorice, faint roasted stuff. the booze is a little too strong in the nose, stingy. flavor is very strong , alc. burn, roasted stuff, faint woody like character, strong malty sweetness, faint toffee, faint fruity note, flavor resembles more a strong barley wine than an imp. stout, or rather 1/3 stout, 2/3 barley wine. If i was to guess i’d guess the alc.% at 12 to 14 pct, so you could say it’s well hidden, but it’s not. It wouldn’t hurt with a lower alc.%,but i think this beer is made to provoke, not to conform.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (10640) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Dark brown, almost black, pour with a small khaki head. Caramel, herbal (anise?), dark fruit, and booze on the nose. Some brown sugar, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. The flavor is boozy and overly sweet. Caramel, sugar, and licorice. Dark fruit, some roasted malt, and notes of dark chocolate and coffee.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10585) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with plenty of alcohol. Oily. 110512

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10512) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Bottle. Poured dark brown with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Heavy toasted chocolate, dark fruit and herbal with a alcohol aroma. Full body with a sticky & smooth texture and flat carbonation. Heavy toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet finish and alcohol burn of long duration. This is a standout beer and I love the burn.


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