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


on tap

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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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 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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (991) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
goozen (3417) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
leaparsons (8910) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a totally opaque black, with a yellow-beige head. Dark, rich and sweet aromas abound, with cranberries and port coming through strongly. More sweet berry flavours mingle with a hint of peppery hops in the initial taste. The mid-palate mixes Irish coffee with port, and the finish is full of a lovely alcoholic warmth. A delightful beer, full of flavours not normally found in beer, it is, however, one that must be drunk slowly, not the least because of its huge 18.2% ABV! It is nonetheless a lovely brew, well worth seeking out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2010
Bottle. Brilliant. Liqueur style, like a muscat. Thick, malty, sweet, dark, oak. Warmth from alcohol. Complex. Spicy, dark fruits, floral hints.

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