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


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RATINGS: 1019   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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, herbs, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (846) - ITALY - APR 22, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2015 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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
This is the beer that all stouts want to be. Big, black, (small, quickly evaportating head), fruity, sweet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TriggerHappy (55) - Berlin, NORFOLK ISLAND - OCT 4, 2013
Brązowa piana, słodycz piernika przechodząca w alkoholowy posmak, suszone śliwki i rodzynki, w smaku alkoholowa słodycz. Rewelacja.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TorbenJensen (1452) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
In the beginning is the rich carbonated and I did expect something like Mikkelers Black, but the flavor is limited and sparse and release little hard roasted malt and strong mocha. It tastes sweet with a hint of a little cherry and early deletion nature of stout. Now it’s a beer for gently sipping when you know in advance the strength, but you actually just having it around in all corners of the mouth to sense its true character. The cherries taken over after some time of filling a malty taste with burnt shades, dark chocolate and a little cautious smoked malt. Its expression is clearly vinous, completely in the sweet port wine shades, but alcohol sharpness is nicely tucked out of the way of the other fruit, malt and smoke leaving only faint heat in the throat. It is superior delicious, but may seem a little too sweet in length. Conversely, its sweet expression to make it drinkable all year around. Many of these quite strong imperials are only reserved for cold and winter, but Tokyo can be enjoyed for a good barbecue dinner a summer evening in the garden. Share it with others, for it is heavy stuff.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (401) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pastradul (43) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
i have had this on draft once before. and had for a second time at Stone Brewery this past weekend! Pours a deep black, with a slight red tint to it when in the light. Smell: of heavy malt, cranberries and alcohol mouthfeel: like crinking candy syrup. So think and heavy. Pretty much exactly what you would expect it to feel like for an 18% Stout. Taste: initial heavy malt that quickly turns into sweet cranberry covering the mouth followed by a strong alcohol warmth! overall: This is an amazing beer. I have two bottle sitting in my "cellar" right now, The best before date is december 2019! I don’t know how long I will sit on them... but is going to be a while!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
thearmi (31) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 2, 2012
Very strong and full-bodied flavour, dark and clody. You can clearly feel the alcohol, however, it’s still mild enough. A bottle to enjoy the whole evening. Worth the try - something really special.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
drmet (784) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle was well over 1 yr old L: -pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,sand-coloured head S: -cognac,oak,vanilla,toasty,molasses,choc wine,juniper berries,curry,caramel,slight coffee,cranberries T: -roasty,coffee,bready,cogn wine,molasses,chocolate,raisins,cranberries,vanill finish -finishes dry -medium bitterniss for the style F: -low carbonation -full body -boozy O: Big,Sweet,Boozy,Great

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle thanks to james at home in the "oerbier"snifter. Aroma is bitter chocolate, cherry syrup jam, drying peppery alcohol, the spice is subtle. Its soo subklte and amazing. Taste is utterly outstanding. you initially get this swet chocolate black malt, then this massive sweetness, then the swallow gives you the spice, cinnamin, strawberry, tart caspberry, cardimon, black pepper, my god it lasts. Im utterly overwhelmed, the carbonation is soft and perfect. My god this is such a good beer. I rarely drink a whole beer over 8% and this is more than double that. Mind blowing.

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