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


on tap

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RATINGS: 970   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.

foduck's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
From draft. What I smell and see is a black beer with a thick brown head, smells like a lot of unfermented malts. Then I take a sip and it’s nothing but sweetness all the way through. Sticky, cloying sweetness that coats my mouth and throat and makes me shiver a little in disgust. I have to be honest, I did not enjoy this. Any notion of balance was thrown out the window. It took me a while to sip down the 10oz glass. Afterwards I felt full in the stomach and like I was getting diabetes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (724) - 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 (2616) - 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.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Il_baro (2) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
Incredibly complex beer. Due to the great equilbrium the alcohol (18.2%) is well hidden, allowing all the great and variegated flavours to happily invade your mouth. The beer is pitch dark and oily with low carbonation and a nut colored foam. In my opinion it’s a great ’conversation’ beer to be shared with friends after dinner.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
SrSilliGose (3325) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
stout thank you adam chandler for the bootle! strong boozy mead port. sweet prune milk chocolate. grape drank and syzuryp on that lingering finish. boozy chocolately cough syrup. potent. great brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HULK777 (503) - - SEP 10, 2015
Vanilla, dry cocoa, and milk mixed with Emser aroma. Taste is intense; very fruity. Lingonberry, vanilla, cocoa. Sweet, sour, spicy. Very sprawling, full with flavours that do not fully match. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (263) - Padova, ITALY - AUG 29, 2015
ASPETTO: nera impenetrabile, schiuma nocciola chiaro, abbondante, fine e persistente. AROMA: evidenti e forti sentori di cioccolato, caffè, liquoroso (whisky e ciliegie sotto spirito) e vaniglia. GUSTO: appena messa in bocca sprigiona gustosissime note di whisky e porto. Subito dopo vengono abbondanti note di cioccolato, caffè e vaniglia. Il liquoroso però è sempre presente ed invade la bocca. Carbonizzazione bassa, corpo decisamente strutturato. L’alcool è ben nascosto (sempre tenuto conto che fa 18,2º). CONCLUSIONI: una birra direi "mistica", saporitissima e complessa. Non scade mai durante la bevuta, ma dona sempre appaganti soddisfazioni. Consigliatissima.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1780) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. I really liked this one, it had almost berry wine like qualities.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (233) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2015
Incredible rich malts, deep coffee, molasses, tart sweetness of the cranberries. Beautiful. tasted at 69F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2015
On tap at brewdog, Göteborg. Thick black with small tanned head. Smell is a lot of chocolate, some coffee, ashes and alcohol. Taste is burned malt, burned sugar, chocolate and coffee. Dry with very big body, medium bitterness and low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (342) - HONG KONG - JUL 26, 2015
Amazing. Oily black, minimal brown head. Aroma is caramel, coffee, chocolate. Tastes the same but with wood. Can fully feel the oak barrel. Creamy and smooth, booze very well hidden. Great ale.

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