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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 844   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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.


sthlm's rating

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
sthlm (1225) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
[On-tap at The Friendly Spot] I wasn’t going to pay the high price for this beer, but the person I was with did, so I tried some of his. After having tried it, I am extremely glad I didn’t order it. An odd solvent-like (similar to acetone, but slightly different) aroma is very prevalent when cold, but it faded as it warmed. Other than that, this beer is completely dominated by raisin, molasses, and alcohol. A little green pepper, chocolate, and day-old coffee were also in there. Good, thick mouthfeel with a long finish (more chocolate here). What a sweet, boozy mess. Incredible that this is rated so highly, because I found it to be a nearly undrinkable trainwreck.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (336) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Noire et opaque, aucune mousse ne se présente lors du versement. Au nez, l’alcool fort ramasse toute les effluves de chocolat et de fruits rouges. Un aspect floral atténue étrangement le tout. En bouche, c’est intensément chaleureux, grâce au taux d’alcool élevé. Une petite pointe d’acidité s’immisce au travers de cette lourdeur, gracieuseté des canneberges. Ŕ boire ŕ petites gorgées, pour ainsi prendre le temps de déguster cette bičre majestueuse et intimidante.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lore (1005) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 19, 2014
dark brown colour, some creamy brown head; aroma of coffee and alcohol...too much alcohol which does not allow to feel anything else; taste of roasted coffee, herbal liqueur, syrupy sweetness and spicy alcohol; roasted bitter and spicy alcoholic aftertaste - I think it would be much better with a bit less alcohol...this 18% has much more cons than pros...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (968) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at La fira del poblenou. Black colour with brown head. Roasted, licorice, alcohol and chocolate aroma. Sweet, licorice, chocoalte, roasted and alcohol taste. Full body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerfest5 (1145) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 11, 2014
12oz bottle. This one begs the question, "Should an Imperial Stout, thick as molasses, barrel aged, and raised to such an abv automatically be rated highly?". I don’t know, all I can do is rate this against other Imperial Stouts. Pours jet black, thick, small tan head that dissipates quickly, huge cherry and rum aroma. Taste is nearly unbearably sweet, whether this comes from the cherry additions or the barrel aging I can’t say. The abv is ever-present but strangely does nothing to combat the sticky sweetness. I can’t say that I get the hop additions as well. I don’t find this to be enjoyable, a la World Wide Stout that is also 18%, I find this to be annoying, cloying, sickly sweet, and containing additions that take away from what could have been a very enjoyable Imperial Stout. I applaud the effort to make something outside the realm of normality, but in this case it is a failure.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blade86 (545) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
pitch-black, just a rim of foam; dark fruits, chocolate, cherry in liquor, some alcohol; medium(+) sweetness, medium(-) bitterness, slightly sour; full body, thick feel just a little bit alcoholic, soft carbonation, long dry and chocolatish finish; Overall: impressive beer, great aroma and taste, well hidden alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (97) - - JUL 6, 2014
chocolate, alcohol, black, brown foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zekada (75) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget. The high ABV can be smelt other than that the beer have an oak scent. It pours solid black with a rich light brown head. The taste is solid. Nice with a tatse of chocolate and a creamy palate. Though it lacks the complexity that one might wish from an imperial stout. All in all, a good beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1273) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Olajos állagú és egészen mély, fekete színű főzet, mely fény felé tartva csillant csak meg egy enyhe, bíboros árnyalatot. Igazán szigorú, masszív illat csapja meg orrunkat, melyben fás, fanyar, zelleres, gyógynövényes és édeskés, égetett cukros aromák keverednek. Először egy tömény és szirupos, édes, kávés zamat fogad minket, melyhez gyorsan csatlakozik egy gyógynövényes, keserűlikőr-szerű érzet és az alkohol kirobbanó erejű színre lépése, majd melengető hatása egy nagy adag komlós kesernyével karöltve, hosszan elnyújtott utóízt produkálva. Az a 18% alkohol nem marad észrevétlen, lassanként kortyolgatva érdemes megbirkózni vele, hatalmas ereje van. Markáns és egészen egyedi darab, a sör határai feszegetésének egy belépő szintű mintapéldánya.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Calisky (553) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 18, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2014 Couleur noire, mousse trčs legere (reflet jaune or). Nez malt grillé, fruits noirs, vieux fruits, alcool, caramel. Bičre trčs liquoreuse, gout de chocolat fruits noirs vieux, fruits secs, caramel grillé, note douce d’alcool. Super


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