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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 859   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (499) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 17, 2013
When you pop the bottle on this the aroma hits you like a train. The alcohol content fires out of the bottle. It overpowering. It warms the cockles and the stomach. Not a warm evening beer. Creamy texture, slight carbonation which carries the sweet chocolate alcohol flavour with it. Dark beer with reddish head. Mixed feelings about this beer. It doesn’t have a bitter balance and you cannot get the woody nut fragrance /flavour of other stouts. Think it’s too unbalanced. Okay just.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - OCT 19, 2009
Tap @ The Dome. Almost black with a creamy beige fading yet lacing head. Aroma is sweet fruit, berries, cocoa, flowers, vanilla, a slight woody undertone. A fat bodied beer with barely no carbonation, yet outrageously drinkable, with a sweet complex lingering taste, balanced by a light acidity.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Pours a dark cloudy cola brown with a tan ring. Aroma is chocolate and dark dried fruits with a good amount of caramel. Flavor is chocolate and assorted dried fruits, some sharp cranberry flavor, and a good deal of alcohol heat. A puckering, slightly dry finish. Full bodied with light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle. Small tan head over a black body. Massive aroma:taste of alcohol, chocolate, molasses and raisins. Full bodied. The alcohol is just so dominant that it detracts from the beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kosmokrator (484) - ITALY - APR 22, 2013
Nera, oleosa ed impenetrabile con un sottile velo di schiuma beige. Sentori di frutti rossi, zucchero caramellato, canditi, gelsomino e una punta di liquirizia; gusto molto dolce e molto complesso con note di toffee, mirtilli, ciliegie, uva, chinotto, torta, Porto, Marsala e vino passito; finale lungo, sorprendentemente pulito ed equilibrato con una punta di amarognolo. Corpo abbondante e "morbido", effervescenza debole, struttura vinosa e liquorosa; l’abv elevato conferisce profondità ma è mascherato benissimo. Fenomenale!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HammerTroll (480) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown color with a minimal beige head that don’t leave much of a lacework. The smell is fairly hands on: Sweet dark fruits (prunes, cherrys, raisins), some chocolate notes, roasted malts and alcoholic fumes. Mostly reminiscent of fruits soaked in some alcoholic beverage. Not terrible, but it’s definitely too dominated by the alcohol. The flavor is really sweet with lots of aromas of dark sweet fruits and alcohol. Notes of roasted malts. chocolate, raisins and perhaps some faint hints of wood and flowers. The finish is dominated by boozy and sweet alcohol, some roasted bitterness and licorice. Rather full-bodied and smooth, but nowhere near the excellent mouthfeel of the regular Tokyo. It looses much carbonation quite fast. I liked the original batch of Tokyo, but this one is not nearly as good. Actually, I’m wondering why the hell they decided to treat it like this. It obviously cannot handle the high ABV as it is too boozy and hot. I kind of enjoyed it at first as a slow sipper, but after a while it got quite cloying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljay6880 (475) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
12 oz (approx) bottle served in a tulip. Pour is cola with 2 fingers of kaki head that left a decent lace. Nose is plums, oak, roasted malt, caramel, dates, and light chocolate. Taste is spot on, with the plums, chocolate, and booze lingering in a warming fashion. This is a huge beer, and quite drinkable! It does, however, have a brandy like warming effect that goes the distance ... Best served on a cold evening!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - MAY 19, 2012
Birra da meditazione pura! Da non bere a pranzo, come ho fatto io nonostante lo sapessi, Ottimo aroma dolciastro, con sentori di mirtilli e altro che non ho saputo decifrare, sapore dolciastro e complesso dove spuntano ancora i mirtilli, un tocco di liquerizia e poco cioccolato + altri sapori per me inconprensibili, complessa è dire poco! Forse troppo etilica ma al tempo stesso beverina! Birra a dir poco misteriosa!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (459) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 23, 2011
I had Tokyo a while ago but it is still very vivid in my mind. As a matter of fact I think I still have a layer of it on my tongue. It was my first very strong beer of any kind and it really was a treat. As soon as you crack the top the aroma of toast, summer fruits, spice, liquorice and an antique furniture shop. It seemed quite viscous on the pour with a light brown head which held pretty well. The stout seemed very dark initially but it seemed to lighten up a little. Well to say I got a slap in the mouth on the taste is an understatement. You can feel every bit of the 18.2% and I did think to myself there is no way this is stout. Cranberry comes in very strongly on the palate as does that liqourice and toffee. This is a sipper and what a sipper !


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