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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 965   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a dark brown with a somewhat beige head. aroma was chocolate, fudge, and alcohol. flavor was was much the same. body was syrupy with low carbonation. effin fantastic!!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle, received by winning the Brewdog photo competition, thanks again! Deep solid black, small brown head. Aroma of solvent, glue and the like, I almost feel like getting high sniffin’ it. Also some fruit, liquorice, prune, band aid, earth and peat. Flavour is very intense, bitter liquorice, alcohol, strong malty sweetness, syrupy thickness with some spices. Alcohol very well hidden, only some warmth in the after taste. Quite nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. It pours a clear dark brown, almost black body with a small beige head. The aroma is roasted and quite boozy, with coffee, some dark chocolate and salty licorice, and a good dash of vanilla. A too good dash actually, but it’s not really bad. There’s vanilla in the flavor too, but here the roasted malts are pulling a bigger part of the load. Some notes of dried fruits and licorice, and quite a lot of coffee. Quite low on bitterness. Full-bodied and warming, slightly oily on the palate. The finish is pretty much like the initial flavor, with some roasted malts bitterness. A quite delicious beer that needs some time to finish. 100610

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5160) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
This bottled brew marked BBF 23/3/20 batch 03 from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized brown colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind opaque black colored body with no visible carbonation and a thick foamy lacing. The strong aroma was of sake like vinous medicinal alcohol, dark malt and licorice. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly stingingly tingly at the finish with a stinging vinous alcohol aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of vinous and alcohol which burns as it goes down. A decent one that I would consider drinking again but definitely not quaffable. As a novelty beer it’s great but it is just to vinous and burning to be quaffable. It gave me the beer shivers!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (10701) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a dark brownish red color with a thin head. Below average head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, cherries, berries, caramel, and faint floral notes. The taste is big roasted malts with nutty notes, floral notes and quite a bit of berries, including strawberry and raspberry. Pretty boozy and hot. Medium-full bodied. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (2875) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2011
33 cl from Ølbutikken in Copenhagen. Pours small to medium tan/brown head. Very dark brown to black colour. Nice lacing. Smells of coffee, dark fruits (figs, raisins etc), alcohol/solvents, chocolate, espresso, oak and some vanilla. Huge aroma. Taste starts of sweet with rummy notes and ends more bitter with chocolate and coffee. Nice but a bit overpowering and very obvious alcohol, though not unpleasant. Medium to full bodied with sticky mouthfeel. Have tasted better stouts at this abv, but it’s not bad at all.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ketchepillar (1172) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 24, 2011
Bottle from Jubilation. Opened the night before, but immediately recapped until the following night. Effect: minimal to none. Aroma: vinous, a bit chocolaty, dark fruits. A bit metallic. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Warming but nothing more. Some orange in the finish. Some blood and paint.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SanfordBrewer (1411) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Opaque black, thin tan head, very syrupy full body, high carbonation.

Aroma: perfume, lots of alcohol reminiscent of Samichlauss, heavy malt sweetness, bready yeast, and hints of silage and cranberries.

Taste: sweet roasted malt, mushroom soy sauce, lots of alcohol, vanilla oak, ashy smoke, and a slight hard salami note, with hints of cola and fruity cranberries and floral jasmine.

Very interesting, with lots of complexity. Alcohol and carbonation are too high, and trample on most of the subtle and more interesting flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with a short tan head. Aroma of alcohol, chocolate, roasted malts, oak and licorice. Flavor was dark roasted malts, chocolate, oak, berries, coffee, licorice and a touch of molasses with a rich oily mouthfeel and had a nice warming finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2011
On tap at Brewdog Bar Aberdeen. The colour is dark brown/black with a quickly dissipating tan head. The nose is of varnish, soy, toffee, caramel and molasses. The taste is initially of tangy soy sauce, liquorice and wood leading to caramel, molasses and plenty of dark fruits (cherries, plums, raisins). It has syrupy, rich mouth-feel and a sweet, warming finish.


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