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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FatPhil (9616) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2012 330ml bottle (Kaisla, Helsinki) Black and flat, head hard to achieve, as the bubbles pop immediately. Thin sharp aroma. Some nettles as it becomes less cold. Sharp carbonation, quite a tingle on the tongue, but of course thatís alcohol too. Retronasals are sweet and chocolatey, with some currants and berries too. Alcohol very well hidden considering. Thereís just a little dry burn, but not the booziness one often gets. Beestings in the retronasals as time warms. Finish a little sweet and sticky, but good roast too. A touch gimicky, but perfectly drinkable. Rerate: 330ml bottle (drink baar, tallinn) Did have a nice tight head this time. Again, itís a bit stinky, thereís some nail varnish remover and alcohol. Similar retronasals, some cidery, some winey sharpness. Very sweet sugary body, but a nice burtness too. Smooth sweet sticky sweet body. The best things from the taste are in the finish, and not the bad parts. Probably wouldnít give this quite as much this time, but itís not so much worse that I feel compelled. Maybe 1 off taste and overall, but Iíd add 1 to look too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2009
Bottled@SBWF 2009
Dark brown color, small beige head. Woody, oaky aroma, some underlying berries. Very sweet, sticky, but same time smooth palate. Loads of caramel, kirschberry, some licorice. Certain Brewdog house flavor in the brew. Warming beer with lots of ageing potential.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown color with a minimal beige head that donít leave much of a lacework. The smell is fairly hands on: Sweet dark fruits (prunes, cherrys, raisins), some chocolate notes, roasted malts and alcoholic fumes. Mostly reminiscent of fruits soaked in some alcoholic beverage. Not terrible, but itís definitely too dominated by the alcohol. The flavor is really sweet with lots of aromas of dark sweet fruits and alcohol. Notes of roasted malts. chocolate, raisins and perhaps some faint hints of wood and flowers. The finish is dominated by boozy and sweet alcohol, some roasted bitterness and licorice. Rather full-bodied and smooth, but nowhere near the excellent mouthfeel of the regular Tokyo. It looses much carbonation quite fast. I liked the original batch of Tokyo, but this one is not nearly as good. Actually, Iím wondering why the hell they decided to treat it like this. It obviously cannot handle the high ABV as it is too boozy and hot. I kind of enjoyed it at first as a slow sipper, but after a while it got quite cloying.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
finol (2258) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head. It takes a while to adjust to the high alcohol content and when you do it is a deacent beer, however the old 12% version is better. Vinous taste with lots of chocolate, cranberries and some spices.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
Shared with bman1113vr. Shocked to see this here! Dark brown hazy pour with a foamy beige head that lasted with nice legs. Aroma is fusel, maple, cherry, light smoke. Pretty weak nose. Flavor is smoky, sweet, maple. Light acidity. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2010
330ml bottle from DK. Pours black with tan head. Nose is very fruity (cranberry and raspberry), and hints of oak and dark malt. Taste is fruity upfront, sweet molasses, some notes of dark chocolate with smooth finsih. Doesnít seem like 18% that is for sure.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle. Deep dark brown color, almost opague. Jasmin, red berries, oak and ash in the aroma. A rich quite alcoholic fluid with red berries, brandy, oak, loads of flowers. Full bodied, warming and rich. My old mum would love this as a liquor next to her coffee, but I found it hard to rate this as a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bontus (642) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle @ pre ZBF 2010. My thoughts are with bierkoning on this one. "My old mum would love this as a liquor next to her coffee, but I found it hard to rate this as a beer". Itís very full of fruity and burnt aromaís but it comes with lots of alcohol and warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4030) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle from The Cave. Black colour, tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and fruits. Flavour of sweet malts, sugar, alcohol, with a sour finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2010
Aroma of heavy alcohol, chocolate, roast, oak, and cranberry. Pitch black coloured beer with a very thin head. Taste is sweet, bit spicy, has oak, chocolate, roast, fruitiness. Pretty solid


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