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

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RATINGS: 1013   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


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 (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!

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Patjeadam (146) - 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 (4) - - 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 (686) - 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.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
boingboomjimmy (20) - - OCT 5, 2014
Dark fruit aroma with whisky, pine wood shavings and licorice. Very dark black appearance thatís thick and oily. Similar taste to aromas but with nice alcoholic warmth. Very fine drink for special occasions.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (1150) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 11, 2015
Aroma: Rich, dark malt, chocolate, Medium floral, rose. Light strawberries. Appearance: Black body. Small, light-brown head. Good retention. "Legs" Flavour: Medium chocolate, medium-light oak. Medium roasty, dark fruits, plums, sherry, Light rose (alcohol), light sting. Mouthfeel: Medium warming, slight sting. Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Overall: Rich and powerful! The alcohol is a too biting, but still an AMAZING beer! 330 ml bottle, poured. 13F. Russian Imperial Stout

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3718) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Black colored brew with an abv of 16,5%. Warming in the mouth and an sweet bitter taste. Hints of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, liquorice and many more. Very easy drinkable Imperial Stout, use caution.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Il_baro (2) - ITALY - SEP 16, 2015 does not count
Incredibly complex beer. Due to the great equilbrium the alcohol (18.2%) is well hidden, allowing all the great and variegated flavours to happily invade your mouth. The beer is pitch dark and oily with low carbonation and a nut colored foam. In my opinion itís a great íconversationí beer to be shared with friends after dinner.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coolfunnj (349) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2016
most inviting aroma I think ive ever experienced,wine at first followed by chocolate cherries and sweet fruitiness..lastly a caramel sweetness with coffee lingering throughout..appearance..dark,very slight brownish tan head..taste follows the exceptional aroma with added alcoholic heat and a tingle of hop bitterness at the finish..as it warms the heat and the fruity winey qualities become more apparent delicious nonetheless,somewhere between a Russian impy and a dark red wine with fruit floating in it..texture is thick a bit sticky and again warmth but not blazing hot.. and lingering finish..excellent extreme imperial stout its pricey but you must try it


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