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

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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

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3.1
FROTHINGSLOSH (7796) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2012
UPDATED: APR 3, 2012 From the 3/2012 3R6P tasting. +++Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a small brown head that left decent lacing. The aroma was cocoa, wood, a bit of brown sugar and a noticeable boozy presence. The flavor was full bore booze, wood, cocoa, anise, cherry and port wine. The finish was long and boozy with lingering cocoa and port wine. Thick and full body.

4.1
burtonbaton930 (103) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Treated myself to this bottle after a really long week. Been meaning to try this for some time now but the price tag has always made me shy away. So anyways, bottle poured into a snifter. Surprisingly translucent for the style with a full tan head that leaves a great amount of lacing as it settles. Aroma full of dark roast coffee, chocolate, vanilla oakiness, and booze. Taste was a little bit on the sweet side with huge tones of chocolate. The oakiness comes out as the beer warms adding a nice balance to the sweet maltiness. Very thick on the palate however I can not believe this is a wopping 18%, very well hidden. Reminds me of a less sweet version of Nogne O’s Dark horizon. Seek this out.

3.7
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2012
Pours dark brown with almost no head. First impression: raisins, rhum, barley syrup. Huge! Berries and roasted malt in mouth, very complex. Very sweet first then like a porto wine: fruity, structured and alcoholic. Alcohol heat comes in aftertaste! Big stout for connoisseurs? I would say for anybody wants a huge experience. Enjoy This stout is big, complex and strong (obviously). The scent is pure chocolate, raisins, coffee and alcohol. While the alcohol is well-hidden, lots of rich malts and craisins make for a solid undertone. Overtones of chocolate covered cranberries and light, woody notes create a fairly complex balance. Finishes with a hint of vanilla and a very pleasant warmth. For 18% abv this brew hardly shows it at all.

4.6
dominicdecoco (1) - Frankton, Indiana, USA - FEB 29, 2012 does not count
One of my favorite beers. Acquired a taste for it when Sergio’s in Louisville had it on draft.

4
jookos (6762) - FINLAND - FEB 25, 2012
Batch 010, BBE 2021/4/4. Pitch black, smallish light brown head. The first thing that hits the nose is (unfortunately) oak, dry wood, but after that a full bouquet of dark, intensive, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee beans. But it remains quite dry still and a bit unorganized (needs aging). The taste is awesome; thick, some molasses, a slight touch of oak, but not overpowering. Really intensive and (best of all) quite sweet which harmonizes all the flavours. A really enjoyable beer, but would need to stand for a while still.

3.9
enn_p (8) - ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2012 does not count
Strong taste of alcohol, coffee, chocolate, very sweet with a lingering aftertaste. Can’t say I can taste the hops a lot, the sweetness is so prevailing. Actually tastes and feels a lot more like port than beer

4
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 This stout is big, complex and strong (obviously). The scent is pure chocolate, raisins, coffee and alcohol. While the alcohol is well-hidden, lots of rich malts and craisins make for a solid undertone. Overtones of chocolate covered cranberries and light, woody notes create a fairly complex balance. Finishes with a hint of vanilla and a very pleasant warmth. For 18% abv this brew hardly shows it at all.

4.5
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2012 An outstanding stout. One of the most superior beers I have ever tasted. It is certainly not a beer for everyone, especially at this second batches 18% ABV, but I think any true connoisseur should find it INCREDIBLE. It?s like a fine dessert.

2.6
WunZen (4) - - FEB 12, 2012 does not count
pours very dark slightly cloudy with a short lasting foam. nose is mostly alcohol with a hint of dried fruits. taste is alcohol, alcohol and alcohol accompanied by a strong sweetness and some burnt malt. palate full body, oily feel, flat carbonation with a long and bitter finish.

4.4
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2012
A bottle of beer that costs more than a typical bottle of wine and has the same alcohol as a fortified wine. A risk (it could be filth), but have been meaning to try this for a while. Pours thick and black, helps if you slap the bottom of the bottle to get the last out. Massive roasted aroma with chocolate, maybe a bit of liquorice as well. Really big flavours, all the usual roasted chocolate, coffee and liquorice you’d expect, but also fruit like raisins and maybe cherries. Sweetness balanced perfectly by bitterness. Long, complex finish which lasts for ages. One to sip and savour and shockingly drinkable for a beer of ludicrous strength. Could be a good alternative as an after dinner drink.


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