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

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RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12862) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki) (5:4:8:4:15=3.6)
Black and flat, head hard to achieve, as the bubbles pop immediately. Thin sharp aroma. Some nettles as it becomes less cold. Sharp carbonation, quite a tingle on the tongue, but of course that’s alcohol too. Retronasals are sweet and chocolatey, with some currants and berries too. Alcohol very well hidden considering. There’s just a little dry burn, but not the booziness one often gets. Beestings in the retronasals as time warms. Finish a little sweet and sticky, but good roast too. A touch gimicky, but perfectly drinkable. Rerate: 330ml bottle (drink baar, tallinn) Did have a nice tight head this time. Again, it’s a bit stinky, there’s some nail varnish remover and alcohol. Similar retronasals, some cidery, some winey sharpness. Very sweet sugary body, but a nice burtness too. Smooth sweet sticky sweet body. The best things from the taste are in the finish, and not the bad parts. Probably wouldn’t give this quite as much this time, but it’s not so much worse that I feel compelled. Maybe 1 off taste and overall, but I’d add 1 to look too.
Rerate: Tap (TCBW15) (7:4:7:4:15-=3.7-) at 16.5%
Pleasant roasty tout. Sweet. Lovely rich body. Sweet, but not too sticky. Drinkabiliy great for 16.5%. Finish sweet and roasty. Quite delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (12745) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Bad glue-like aroma. Moderate sweet and bitter flavor. Chocolate notes but alcohol too dominating. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Messy beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2010
Bottle p[oured a clear dark brown with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, cranberry, dark chocolate, pepper, oak, jasmine and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of roasted m,alt, cranberry, jasmine, dark chocolate, pepper, alcohol and light oak with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2010
Cask conditioned at The Hotel du Vin, Birmingham. Dark brown with ruby hints, tan head. Initially very winey, with a grape like hit, then supplementary flavours like aniseed, cough medicine and liquorice poke their nose in. Candy like in the middle, then a heavy roasted finish. It plays with the senses certainly, but I wouldn’t keep going back to it.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bu11zeye (12576) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12554) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2010
330mL bottle, been looking forward to this for a while, pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, oak, and molasses. Flavour is very sweet - roasted malt, molasses, oak, and huge alcohol of course. A wonderful treat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2010
A deep dark stout with a super thick moka head. In aroma, bready chocolate, fruity esters, spices and that 18% alcohol. In mouth, a whallop of alcohopl attacks you, followed by sweet chocolate, dark fruits, caramel, hops, wow, its so intense and overwhelming, its unsettling. Not 100% sure if I like it...On tap at ChurchKey DC, Feb. 26 2010.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (12384) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle at Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Bottle said: Batch 4, aged on French toasted Oak chips. Dark brown color with a barely visible red glow coming through. Smell alcohol, roasted coffee, wood. Firm heavy taste at first, mostly roastyness and alcohol hitting me, but a soft warming finish of vanilla, warming alcohol and wood. Nice.


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