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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1007   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
colui72 (553) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DevianBeer (17) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2016
tanta tanta violenza, densa come il petrolio,da meditazione profonda e attenta

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2009
Draught The Rake Borough Market. Pretty damn dark with a small beige head. I imagine that with a larger sample than the third pint which The Rake was allowing that the head would have been more impressive but c’est la vie. It must be far easier to brew a beast of a beer like this than it is to brew Edge which I drank earlier in the session, but with beasts come massive mistakes and car crashes. This ain’t no car crash though; it’s a sublimely smooth ride of a beer which really does take you on a journey. Everything about it is delicious. The fruitiness; the depth; the coziness of the leather armchair from that dusty library that you can smell together with the aged bound books. Lots of silt from the coal fire. The winter of discontent. They are all there. Licorice, spice, lots of wooomph and warmness. Categorically no alcohol burn at all. Mouth filling and heart filling. Boozy but bootiful. Considering my head wasn’t in the right place due to worrying about my Dad 500 miles away in a Doctor’s surgery suffering with the flu, this beer somehow seemed to be the right thing to drink. £6 well spent for the experience of it all.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (5812) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Porterfestival, Göteborg, 2009-11-14, Bottle, 18,2% - heavy stuff! AP: black with wee white head AR: sweet chocolate, bitter, cherry F: yeah - this is a stong a nice one 18,2% didn’t understand that before Rick told me! sweet chocolate, bitter, cherry coke

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerMePodcast (96) - Palm Desert, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
On tap at Stone 14th Anniversary - When I first put my nose into this, I felt a little overloaded. All the typical imperial stout aromas and tastes, but throw in oak, hints of jasmine and a touch of alcohol. As the beer warmed, the oak and the serious ABV started to come out, but this beer never tasted like the 18.2% it is. Two bottles of this would be trouble. Full-bodied and somewhat creamy. Very nice beer.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5220) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 21, 2011
An intensely sweet sugar aroma. Very strong. Looks great. First sip is very sweet and very rich. The finish isn’t as heavy though, which is nice. While knowing it’s strong, this is smoother to drink than Goose Island’s behemoth stout. Too bad this is so pricy. Definitely could age for awhile too.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman (898) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAR 31, 2012
Very dark color. No head, no carbonation. Rich whiskey and aromas. Same as taste with the oak in presence. Very strong beer that I shared with two other friends. One of the best of its kind....but for sure not the one you chose everyday.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (5201) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
330 ml bottle. Aroma full,roasted and sweet, coffee. Tastes very sweet that blends perfectly with the tangy berries. Full body, great flavor.

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 (90) - 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, that’s 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...


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