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


on tap

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

OKplus' rating

   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enno101 (63) - - MAY 23, 2016
Pours jet black with tan head. Aroma:chcoalte, coffee, molasis, liquorice, roast malt and a lot of booze. Sugar, chocolate, toffee, coffee and a LOT of booze. This one is heavy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2016
Batch 2, 18.2% ABV
At just cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as midnight with a short-lived lather of tannish cream. Highly vinous, fortified wine and plum grappa dominated nose; boozy and spicy, medicinal slightly dank and dirty. Hints at fell, rotting and fermenting fruit. Whoa, wow, what? It is harsh on the palate; sickly sweet like unfermented wort. Astringent and puckering in the back with a hot finish. Viscous, big body is sticky, gammy and cloying. Finish is amazingly short. Fruit sugars atop tawny port notes. Lightly woody with a strong hint of rancid butter and vanilla cream. Something burnt builds but in no way does it compliment. I could hardly get this one down. Nothing worked. The hype does not fit. Harsh and ill-defined. Disappointing! (33cL, BB 21/12/21, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2016
On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam. Pitch black with an espresso head. Burnt salted caramel, brewed coffee, cocoa, sherry and a ton of sweet cherries. A bit sweet at first, it develops a nice fruity bitterness as you go.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 4, 2016
Draft sample 16.5% at Craft&Draft Amsterdam Netherlands. Thanks for sharing mariuspoenari.03.05.2016.Pour it dark color with medium brown head.Aroma leather,intense coffee,spirit on the back.Taste starts with roasted coffee beans,dark chocolate,vanilla,finishes with warm kick of alcohol,full body,perfect balanced,really to blow your mind.Perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1329) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2016 Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ at 16.5% abv, courtesy of mariuspoenari, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty taste of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, medium roasty-bitter, alcoholic-warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (52) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazScott (53) - - APR 29, 2016
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2892) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights with small beige. Aroma chocolate, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is sweet dark malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (1051) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I don’t get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (454) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
Just just. Onpas melkoinen olut.Alkoholia on niin julmetusti, että vaikuttaa arvioon. Maku on kuitenkin todella hyvä. Vahva ja voimakas.

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