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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 954   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (801) - Genova, ITALY - APR 24, 2013
Provata alla spina. Prepotente! Color cioccolata fondente con schiuma persistente da cappuccino. Complessa, si apre in bocca in una profusione di sapori. Su tutti la liquirizia, l’alcol si fa sentire...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MotherBrother (800) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2011
Pour dark opaque, with a Big off-white head. Aroma is heavy of coffee, burned malts and licorice. Full fat body. I mean obese. But i like it. Of course, there’s a lot of heat, which means, this beer lasts for a long time, so plenty of beer for the buck. Did i mention, that this beer is heavy?

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
foxo82 (794) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2012
On tap at BrewDog Nottingham. This is where details start to get a bit sketchy but my rapidly deteriorating scrawl seems to suggest this was "dark like the night", "bittersweet malt" and "had aroma". With observations like that a future as a professional beer critic surely awaits...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (792) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2014
Completely dark, small but brown head. Full bodied, thick texture and flat carbonation. Sweet nose, some alcohol and caramel. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, dark fruit, caramel, hops, herbs. You can taste the alcohol, but I would never say it has 18.2% ABV. Noticeable but well hidden for that big amount. Long sweet finish. Maybe a little bit too sweet for my taste, but still, great beer. (Magic Beer Room 0,33l bottle)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
Poured deep ruby-brown, and a small beige, lacing head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, whiskey, figs, plums, red grapes. Medium dense, with low carbonation, very oily body. For the percentage this beer has, the taste of alcohol is well hidden. Overall an excellent beer.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
11.2 oz bottle served in a snifter A - Pours pitch black with a dark esspresso head S - Astringent bakers chocolate, booze, licorice, tobacco, dank earthy hay, old malts, T - Wow! Super sweet(I’m talking diabetic coma sweet!) licorice, syrup, concentrated grape juice, straight raw brown sugar, sweet tobacco juice, tart fruit helps out a little with the cloying sweetness. Finishes with a peppery alcohol bite. M - Heavy sugary body, low carbonation, cloyingly sweet. This one is hard to drink. Sweet does nothing to describe this sugary substance. Thank God there was some tartness in there to combat it. There’s good flavors in there but is just overtaken with the sweetness. I wanted to like this but this is a mess. Serving type: bottle 03-17-2013

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 26, 2009
Draft at Hamiltons. Jet black hue with small tan head and lacing. Nose is a huge bouquet of floral jasmine and berries overlaid on thick malts and alcohol. Flavor is thick coffee malts and syrupy sweet molasses and anise, tones of berries and jasmine with hints of vanilla and chocolate and woody accents, finishes very sweet with alcohol warming. Full-bodied, thick texture, modest carbonation. An in-your-face, bold flavored IRS with an ultra complex profile, more for sipping and reflecting, a pinnacle of craft beer!!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omega (785) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2012
Big sweet malty nose though also alcoholic. Softer and mellow than I expected from something that is 18% alc. Molasses rule.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fantti (785) - FINLAND - JAN 14, 2013
Kaatuu snifteriin sysimustana vaahdon ollessa 3/4 sormen paksuinen ja maitokahvin värinen. Se myös jää saarekkeena oluen pinnalla. Monipuolisessa hajussa ensimmäisenä tulee nenään paahdetun maltaan, suklaan ja lakritsin aromeja. Alkoholisuuskin tuntuu. Tarkemmalla haistelulla sain myös kuivattua hedelmää ja maitoisuutta. Täysi kymppi, jos alkoholisuus ei olisi niin vahvasti läsnä. Maku on jälleen hyvin monipuolinen: rusinaa, lakritsia, suklaata, marjaisuutta, kuivattua hedelmää sekä alkoholisuutta ainakin mukana. Suutuntuma on hyvin lämmittävä, jopa hieman poltteleva. Hyvin kuitenkin tasapainossa. Tokyo tähdellä oli itselleni iso yllätys, alkoholi oli saatu erittäin hyvin piiloon prosentteihin nähden ja sekä haju että maku olivat erittäin monipuoliset ja ennen kaikkea miellyttävät. Tasapainokin oli kunnossa. Todellinen siemailuolut, pullollisen juomiseen kannattaa varata aikaa..

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
marcot (770) - Campomorone, ITALY - MAR 29, 2011
Courtesy of Maurizio, il miglior publican di Genova, che ce l’ha offerta volentieri. Non fossimo stati in 5, non so come l’avrei finita.. secondo me non vale il prezzo che costa, troppo sbilanciata, ma tutto sommato buona specie abbinata a cioccolato fondente o roba simile.


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