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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10869) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10834) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is fruit, apple, coffee, heather, licorice. Flavour is sweet, fruit, apple, coffee, alcohol, heather, chocolate, dried fruits. Strong full bodied nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tmoney99 (10805) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HenrikSoegaard (10616) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10460) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10379) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Jasmin, red berries, oak and ash in the aroma. A rich quite alcoholic fluid with red berries, brandy, oak, loads of flowers. Full bodied, warming and rich. My old mum would love this as a liquor next to her coffee, but I found it hard to rate this as a beer.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2010
Black with a large beige head. The very sweet aroma was packed with molasses, hard roasted malt, soy sauce and liquerice. Again extreme sweet flavour with loads of molasses, hard roasted malt and alcohol notes. I’m not the slightest bit impressed with the high alcohol in this one that obviously caused the extreme sweetness. I’d rather drink a Nanny state any day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10308) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
Bottled. Dark brown with a distinct red gleam. Dense light brown head. Aroma of grass, roast, sweetness, alcohol, syrup. Flavour of alcohol. molassses, syrup, grass, brown sugar, light roast. Medium bodied. Alcoholdense syrupy end. A bit unrefined and way too much for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 17, 2010
Fløska. Deep dark brown colour. Medium brownish head. Sweet aroma of dark fruits and roasty malt with lots of alcohol indeed. Stickish mouthfeel. Sweet flavour of dark fruits and roasted caramel with alcohol and chocolate, bitter sweet roasty finish. Rather unbalanced, the alcohol is too dominating. Alco Imperial Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10139) - 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.


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