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


on tap

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RATINGS: 978   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nisse666 (5428) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2009
Porterfestival, GŲteborg, 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% didnít understand that before Rick told me! sweet chocolate, bitter, cherry coke

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (4918) - 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 isnít as heavy though, which is nice. While knowing itís strong, this is smoother to drink than Goose Islandís behemoth stout. Too bad this is so pricy. Definitely could age for awhile too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman (888) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (4738) - 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.

   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,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor (86) - 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...

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ptrck (11) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2013
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patjeadam (129) - 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)

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