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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 854   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.


Patjeadam's rating

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patjeadam (58) - - JAN 13, 2014
The first smell forebodes a strong alcohol and some sweets. But then the first taste, and it is so full of flavour and remarkably smooth. There are hints of jasmine and cranberries, but it is a very well combined marriage of rich taste. It is a party in your mouth and a very beautiful stout! On my favourites list now! ---Rated via Beer Buddy (iOs)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (329) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
Black color with brown notes and a beige short lasting head. Aroma is complex, liquorish, with dark fruits and coffee. Taste is very sweet, with cranberries, toffee, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied and with dry finish. Canít find the hops at all. A bit unbalanced aftertaste, with clearly alcoholic touches. Extreme and complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeyAre (205) - - AUG 16, 2014
Taste first in 16,5% bottle (was a short version in System Bolaget??) Dark, almost black espresso color, quite liquid with minimal brown head. The aroma is caramel, chocolate. The taste extremely sweet. Not my style at all... Very full body, oily texture, flat carbonisation and abrupt finish (sweet anyhow) Overall, a bit too extreme. Could have appreciated it, even without liking the kind of beer, but in this case it is so extreme that it is difficult to rate better ... Maybe will rerate with the 18,2 version in the cellar now, but it canít ne much different ... Or?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2249) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog website. 2014: Aged for 5 years; powerful, rich red fruit, marzipan, and port-like flavours, red wine notes and a warming, smooth creamy alchoholic finish. Tastes like a 10% beer rather that 18%, nice! 2009: A thick black beer with a very, very, extremely! rich, hot spicy stout-like flavour. It has notes of extremely rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice and a smokey hoppy warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1266) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Huge beer. Pours black lots lacing some head. Nose is syrup sweet. Flavours maple syrup, some espresso. Taste heavy sweet medium bitter. Creamy full body medium carbonation. Nose is very boozy but donít feel it inmouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
sample from a bottle at the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2012. rich dark brown with a thin but lingering beige head; aroma of vanilla and cocoa powder; plenty of burnt bitterness cuts through some raw alcohol burn. potent stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2195) - HÝrning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
@DōE Ňrhus Syd: Scary strong beer which surprisingly fits well. Tastes lovely but not of the barrel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ragnevi (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
It is not the best Stout I have tried but probably the strongest one... That is probably also the whole thing, it must have been more important to make a beer with 18.2 percent alcohol than great taste. It tastes a bit like cold coffe if you would have drunken it from a cup of wood. Nice color of the beer, black as night and cool label but I wonít buy this again.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bruds (6) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
One of my favorites, poors black. Sweet and a little boozy, which I like. Extremely smooth beer, nothing like it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Jet black pour with a hint of cola and little to no head, Whiskey, oak, licorice and strong alcoholic spirit burn to the nose. Cocoa and ash hint at the bitterness. Very sweet to start, licorice, coca cola, drambuie liquor, sweetness definitely dominates. A nice woody edge and some grapefruit acid to help cut through the sweetness. The finish is mostly alcoholic, a little burnt malt, but mostly drinks like a nice whiskey based liquor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
Totally freaking awesome. My first one was in scotland. Now i have 2 in the cooler ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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