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

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RATINGS: 1008   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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.


Gorbalev's rating

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle, thank you Colin and Kendra! Finally trying it! Pitch black, very little head. Really inviting oak aroma mixed with some roast and a lot of alcohol. Silky smooth mouthfeel. First taste is quite mild - all sweet stout and oak - gives way to lots of warming alcohol and roast and finally to ear warming alcohol in very long finish. Man, this is quite easy to drink at this crazy percentage. I hate using the word smooth, but this just feels smooth - perfect really. Everything is expertly balanced. Every brewer attempting to do a oak aged version of a beer should be required to try this. So much flavour, so complex, so good. So glad I got to try it.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (1209) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2016
Sampled from tap at ’Craft & Draft’ at 16.5% abv, courtesy of mariuspoenari, thanks a lot! Pitch black with a light brown head. Sweetish-malty, roasty aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits. Sweetish-malty, roasty taste of dark chocolate, caramel, coffee, licorice and dark ripe fruits, followed by a long, medium roasty-bitter, alcoholic-warming finish. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very good!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
humpah (29) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
From notes: Old Brewdog label bottle at Harry’s. 16.5% ABV version. Pours black colour with not much head.Malty, very bittery and thick/full body. Has some chocolate, some sweetness, bit of berries. A bit rough. Pretty drinkable even though it’s high on the ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazScott (45) - - APR 29, 2016
Pours dark brown/black, with a pleasant looking coffee coloured head. Aroma of malts, dark chocolate. Slight initial bitterness, then a smoothness to the palate. Overall, a pleasant sipper for a relaxing evening.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2839) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Black with small brown highlights with small beige. Aroma chocolate, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is sweet dark malt and chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (1042) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I don’t get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Toomio (446) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 16, 2016
Just just. Onpas melkoinen olut.Alkoholia on niin julmetusti, että vaikuttaa arvioon. Maku on kuitenkin todella hyvä. Vahva ja voimakas.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
peponi (1228) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: roasted dark malts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, red fruits, barrel notes. Appearance: black color and brown head. Taste: low bitterness, fruity, dried fruits, slightly sour, cocoa, roasted dark malts, bitter chocolate, cherry, sweet. Palate: full body and low carbonaton, rich roasted finish. Overall: Amazing stuff, so complex and tasty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ston3s42 (160) - - APR 15, 2016
Very black appearance with virtually no head. Complex tastes of cocoa, coffee, caramel, peppers, brown sugar, dark chocolate and orange. Very heavy body, great carbonation and a lasting aftertaste of cocoa and anise. Epic

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hikeg (227) - - APR 14, 2016
Pours dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is ripe red berries, cough drops, alcohol, red wine, bit of clove, some wood notes. Syrupy initial sweet, heavy bitter, maybe a bit sour. Rather dry, long, astringent finish. Body is full, palate is sticky, carbonation is soft. Not a very successful brew, imo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (336) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
Noire dense, mousse marron, café doux, ensemble sucrée et sirupeux, fruits rouges mûrs. L’alcool ne se fait sentir en goût mais a son bel effet, évidemment. Une bière digestive complexe et difficile d’accès, dont je ne raffole pas mais elle n’est pas écoeurante. Bouteille 33cl, Version 16.5%, bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 06/04/2016.


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