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


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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 546   ABV: 18.2%
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.

slang's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Deep rich brown w/ a superheady nose of thick sweet booze. hints of fruits, candy, & other nuances of greatness abound. Mouthfeel is surprisingly thin syrup considering the heavy booze & malt profile it carries. Slight tongue burn. The heat in the snifter is crazy: ether/modeling glue lol . Jasmine sweet & tart (thou not obv. cran.) lends well to the style: Champagne yeast, high ABV stout w/ great drinkability considering whats going on.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1217) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2015
DAA; Bottle 330 ml., from Vinmonopolet. ABV 16,5% (!?). Pours moderate, black with a creamy and lacing tan head. Nose is heavy, roasted malt, moderate to heavy chocolate, moderate oak, coffee, dark fruit, light alchol, berries and liqorice. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with lasting sweet prunes, alchol warming finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is flat. With a "bucketload" of taste, indeed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maszkaron79 (13) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Aromat - kawa, mleczna czekolada, wiśnie Barwa - czarna Piana - kremowo - beżowa, ładnie oblepiająca szkło Smak - słodki likier wraz z kawą i mleczną czekoladą, w tle wiśnia, śliwka Goryczka - średnia dobrze kontrująca finalną słodycz Odczucie w ustach - mocne, alkoholowe, przyjemne, gęste, likierowate, rozgrzewające przełyk Piwo bardziej przypomina barley wine, niż RISa. Bardzo dobrze ułożone. Goryczka świetnie kontruje z czekoladowo-likierowym finiszem. Pije się bardzo przyjemnie. Procenty dają szybko znać o sobie. Jedno z lepszych piw wypitych w tym roku.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2300) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Draft @ Brewdog, Brussels. Dark brown, brown foam disappears quickly. Roasty with notes of ashes and coffee. Also fruity with tart notes of berries. Also some sweetness and a hint of vanilla. Well balanced but alcoholic. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (274) - Ioannina, GREECE - OCT 21, 2015
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized fast disappearing beige head. Roasted aroma of dark chocolate, alcohol and dried fruits. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate, dried fruits, liquorice and alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moolesen (358) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2015
Bottle 33cl. (Shared with a friend). Pitch black with almost no head but a bit of brown foam distant present. Aroma of very concentrated liquorice, hints of dried fruit and extreme intense. Very sweet flavour, high viscosity, very thick. It’s a long time since I tasted such a concentrated beer. Very long finish, stays literally minutes in your mouth. I miss more hops to complete this beer. A bit too sweet but truly an impressive beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ulysse (378) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2015
Nice brownish head. Spirit whiff in the nose. First sip really strong. First alcohol and jasmine. Second sip lots of cranberries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
florent.janssens (263) - - OCT 10, 2015
Belle mousse brune. Odeur de torréfaction. Goût de torréfaction pas trop imposant, juste ce qu’il faut. alcool.très présent mais pas trop fort. Bien balancé

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruigo (1815) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and oak in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full oily body. Taste is bitter with some notes of Port or Whisky. Overall, a very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling black beer witha small beige head ; poor retention. Roasty coffee aroma, sugar, alcohol, dry fruits, wood, light herbal, walnut. Medium to heavy sweet warming ; light to medium bitter. Full body, oily texture, flat, warming lasting finish. Overall, powerful but not elegant ; nice aroma ; warming atmosphere ; difficult to breathe ; expensive...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brnandersen (2708) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
33 cl. bottle from Systembolaget, 16.5 version, poured in to a Snifter. Pitch black with a thin, tanned head. Roasted aroma with rich, dark malts, wooden notes, tart berries, herbal hops, quite some bitterness, booze, oak, liqourice, chocolate and coffee. Taste is bitter-roasted. Full body with a thick texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes lasting dry, roasted bitter with berries, oak and booze. Quite some liqourice. Big, fat and boozy. Almost vulgar. Still great.

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