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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 844   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Iblis (2) - Eskilstuna, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
chocolate, coffee, roasty, woody, black, minimal head, medium sweetness, full body, soft carbonation, long finish,

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor (63) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
Source : From Brouhaha in Montreal, 330ml bottle. Appearance : Opaque black with shy tan head. Aroma : Rich black cherry, sweet and strong. Taste : Like a train of flavours in your face, I nearly fell off my chair. No trace of that 18.2% of alcohol. Palate : The fun continue, a full mouth of fun. Overall : What a rush, BrewDog are good with publicity, thatís my third products from them and I definitively can say that they are even better as brewers. I have to get some of that Intergalactic beer steady in my cellar...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kolyakorzh (3) - Kharkiv, UKRAINE - SEP 9, 2013 does not count
330 ml bottle, served cool in sniffer glasses. From very complex and layered aroma you already get that beer real heavy-lifter, in smell there are strong reassemble of fortified wine. Caramel, coffee, toast and roast are all there with hard note of burned sugar and ripe grape that you can find in Muscat (wine), Porto and Madeira. Pitch black appearance (little ruby when contrasted to light bulb). Head is minimal and brown. Again, in taste there strong fortified wine-like notes, Tokyo is very sweet and alcohol is hidden right there. Bitterns minimal and itís more like dryness. Itís now sour at all. Body is very full with complex flavors - grape and raisins, dried apricots, licorice, some oaky notes, strong black coffee mixed with grappa or brandy. Carbonation is almost flat. Texture is oily and sticky. Finish Ė astringent and dry. One small bottle is more than enough for two people. Unique beer that everyone should taste one (or more) times.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ptrck (9) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013 does not count
Bottle at home (from Bierwinkel in Leiden, NL). Typical stout black colour with a creamy colored head. Smells after caramelized sugar, berries, (hazel)nuts, roasted malts, oak and brandy. Complex and silky smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, berries, cherries, chocolate, raisins, vanilla and with a hint of alcohol (although the18,2% alcohol is dangerously hidden). More than excellent!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patjeadam (56) - NETHERLANDS - 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)

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
rjb847 (2) - - APR 6, 2014 does not count
pours like syrup very small head that disappears almost right away. coffee and chocolate notes.tastes like a great dream

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Piero1987 (648) - Iglesias, ITALY - APR 21, 2014
Black with creamy beige head. Nice chocolate and bourbon aroma, intense but not arrogant. At taste is alcholic and light sweet with many ripe fruit flavour.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Duggeh (1) - SCOTLAND - AUG 5, 2009 does not count
Bottled. Poured into an Alloa Octoberfest festival pint glass. Chilled but not cold. An extremely dark beer, blowtorch-scortched red in colour with a small milky-coffee head which quickly dissipates into a fine slightly darker milky-coffee coloured thin layer which persists long on the head of the drink but not on the sides of the glass. The 18.2% alcohol is surprisingly (read: very very) well intermingled with the flavours in the beer, a contrast to other very strong and also characteristically flavoured dark bottled beers. Lots of sweetness based in a lingering molasses type of sugar but no cloying aspartane-esque hang on after the fact. The strong but smooth punch of a very good dark rum and a chirstmassy clovy-minemeat with a kick and the taste of the the distant smell of a car tyre burning on a beach bonfire laying behind. That kick dissolves into a meaty rich liquorace which turns smokey after the fact. Fades away gently after the swig with a gentle bitterness transitioning into a fading demerara sweetness and a pleasant alcohol glow. Thankfully (in this mans opinion) there is no notable trace of cheap instant coffee flavour anywhere in this multifaceted dark complexity. In short: Rich, comfortably complicated and absolutely delicious and easy worth itís hefty asking price. Iím glad I bought a few and made this my first ratebeer review.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leaparsons (7976) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2013 Bottle. Near black with an oily slick on top and a thin beige foam. Aromas are peppery alcohol with floral and herbal notes. Rare for a beer in that it smells sweet. Berries with leather, peat and chocolate. Flavours are sweet berries and parma violets with cola. Sweet and dark chocolate and its bitterness with more berries coming through. Rich roast malts, somehow not coffee, with liquorice and peat. Very warming but non-aggressive alcohol towards the finish with brandy and more chocolate. Brilliant.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
grawk (12) - Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2009
A great barleywine. Iíd love to try one of these after itís aged a few years.


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