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Brewed by BrewDog
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.


mabel's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (6723) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 31, 2012
[5041-20121231] Tap. Roasted nutty wood and charred grains aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. Super boozy roasted booze flavour has a sweet booze highlight and some more booze in the finish. Full body. Silliness aside, it’s definitely boozy-- I mean, interesting to try, and surprisingly balanced. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (351) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - DEC 25, 2014
330 ml bottle from The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Pitch black color with a very thin brown head. Aromas if berries, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Taste is sweet and phenomenal. Chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, berries, alcohol, liquorice. Aftertaste is long and sweet. Full body with low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (560) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
(330ml bottle from Systembolaget) Pours pitch black with a small dark tan head that fades to a ring with a little lace. Aroma has a sweet core of chocolate-dipped strawberry, molasses, there some roast but is fairly light and not overwhelming. A bit of oaky leather, a bit earthy, and slight char too. On the palate, quite sweet with a strong core of strawberry and raspberry and currants, with just a bit of a tart edge that might betray the cranberry. Dark malts too, a little chocolaty with a moderate but present burnt edge, an earthy tobacco leaf note. Gets a bit more bitter in the finish, mostly roast I think and a bit of hops. Slight floral character and more sweet red fruit/berries, ruby port style. Obviously lots of alcohol in the finish, matching the super high ABV. Aftertaste has booze heat, slightly tart berries, light burnt notes. Mouthfeel is quite oily and a touch syrupy lingering on the tongue, but not as thick as expected, very soft carb. Such a rich beer in most aspects that I kind of wish I was splitting the bottle, but it is quite sippable and not overly aggressive. Quite like a port meets a stout, which I wasn’t really expecting. Did not get much oak, but am not too bothered!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Camden on 4 Mar 2012. Poured a really dark ruby, near black, with a dense tan head. Dark chocolate in the aroma, with liquorice, peat and wafts of booze. Thick, resinous mouthfeel. Port in the flavour, with burnt malt, toffee, peal and cinnamon. Finish was dark rum, vanilla pods, dark fruit and ash.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
OneHotPepper (68) - - DEC 13, 2014
From the bottle. Pours very dark with little to no head. Definite smell of the barrel aging. Big beer with wonderful taste that unfolds as it warms.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rudat1992 (11) - Dortmund, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
Black color with a medium, dark brown head. Smells of dried fruits and licorice. Medium sweet, alcohol spicy, fruity, light licorice taste. In my opinion a very good drinkable beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (324) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 12, 2014
the aroma of caramel, dark fruits and port with hints of burnt malts and licorice... the taste is caramel with notes of red wine, dark fruits and chocolate... rather noticeable alcohole... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste... nice stout...

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ludm25 (2) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Couleur : Très noire Très bonne, assez sucrée, peux petillante et tres alcoolisée avec 18.2 degrée. Arome doux

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABS (554) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet’s BU. Pours very dark brown. Hints of a brown to grey head, which barely covers half the surface. Alcohol, leather, tobacco and wood nose. Some red fruit. Thick and very, very oily body. Could almost eat it with a spoon. Low carbonation, but the little carbonation that is there, is tingly enough to keep the beer from appearing flat. Warming alcohol. Dark chocolate, red fruit, wood, alcohol flavour. Complex. Bitter. Some hidden sweetness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
figas (3) - - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
Aromat wiśniowy, bardzo wiśniowy. Na otwarciu niesamowita słodycz, w zasadzie to głownie co da się wyczuć. Rozlewa się powolutku, jak bardzo, bardzo gęsta nalewka. W drugiej odsłonie wyczuwa się lekko wytrawny smak. Pod koniec rozgrzewa, ale nie jest to dziwne przy tej ilości alkoholu. Jenak alkohol jest niewyczuwalny. Słodycz zostaje do samego końca. Kolor to prawie czysta czerń. Piana gęsta choć mała, czemu również się nie dziwię. Generalnie, za dużo alkoholu, za dużo słodów, ale intrygujący smak i aromat. Dla mnie bardziej nalewka niż piwo.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alex_alkis (336) - SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2014
Wich such a high ABV the alcohol is of course quite noticeble in both the aroma and taste. But thats almost the only negative thing about this beer, because it’s extremely well balanced and tasty. I like it.


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