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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (845) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 9, 2012
Bottle from El Irlands. Batch #007. At 18.2% this is the strongest beer I have tried so far. It pours a hazy dark brown/mahogany color with some ruby hues: Not the typical Imperial Stout color. Head is dark tan, creamy and leaves an irregular lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, pretty boozy, shows notes of dark fruits, whisky, coffee, nail polish and vanilla. Not typical stout aroma either. Taste is sweet, not very roasted, with a wide array of flavors: Notes of molasses, brown sugar, mocha, orange chocolate, overripe figs and vanilla. Nice but so far it could be labeled as a Barley Wine as well. This beers sweetness is not cloying at all but the high gravity warms you very quickly. I cant feel the hops anywhere, even though the label says its dry hopped. Big body, lots of booze, low carbonation. Aftertaste is not far different from what you could get from a Cuban Rum. This is an interesting, fairly well made brew but a little exaggerated on the alcohol level part. I much prefer lower alcohol BrewDog stouts like Paradox Isle of Arran.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marheb (5637) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Grossier liquide avec plusieurs traits communs avec le gteau fort noire. Absurde quantit de sucres de toute sorte macrs dans lalcool avec un fini assez sec. Dfinitivement une dception. On verra dans une dcennie si la transformation en vaut la peine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1205) - ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
330ml bottle. Black as night with a mahogany corona. Little dark bubbles stick to the side of your glass like syrup. You can smell the booze coming off this... you can smell a scotch whisky, spices, chocolates and roasts. Sticky in the mouth. Thick. Incredibly warming, with cranberries, bananas and yet more chocolate and coffee. Theres hints of licorice and cherries. You feel this one travelling down. Needs sipping and nursing and dealing with properly. If you treat it right, it gives you an experience like no other. Its a little unbalanced (and very unhinged) to be the BEST beer experience. But its an experience all the same.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (7227) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Deep black with almost no head. Abv is daunting. Extreme sweetness, sirup, parfait-like. Worth the test, but I cant think of an opportunity to drink Tokyo* again if i go for beer. Maybe more an interesting experiment for the brewer than the drinker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slakemythirst (201) - - DEC 31, 2011
Luktar lite toffee, skumgodis och svagt kaffe. Vldigt st (fr st) i smaken. Syra ifrn druvor/russin i mngder. Svag beska..nstan bara stma. Njae..len r OK fr den balanserar den hga alkoholhalten.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nocturne (1951) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
330ml bottle. Inky black with a modicum of brown head. Chocolate and peat jump out in the aroma. Viscosity coats the mouth, the added jasmine and cranberry elements fizz around, vying for attention. For such a high ABV theres remarkably little burn from the alcohol, but its always there and making its presence felt. This deep, chocolately, roasty stout would be a winner on its own, but the waves of spicy, perfume-laced complexity riding on top transform this beer into something far more seductive, enigmatic and exciting than any run-of-the-mill stout could normally hope to be. This is really something special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 31, 2011
Draught at Chapel St Cellars (Melbourne). A little marmitey, but I enjoyed the toffee and licorice. A whopper of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2011
Det hr var lite av en besvikelse, inte fr att det r en dlig l, utan fr att jag hade vldigt hga frvntningar. Den r givetvis vldigt kraftig och smaken r vldigt fruktig med en kraftig syra och del stma. jag skulle vilja pst att den pminner om ett portvin. Slutsats: en bra besvikelse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemikalGab (48) - Borgomanero (Novara), ITALY - DEC 26, 2011
Pours a deep cola black, with a tiny beige head that fades almost immediately. Nice lacing. The aroma is quite unique and complex, very pleasant without being balanced: at first it reminds me of fruit preserved in alcohol, then comes the wood along with the roasted malts. As it warms you can feel the aroma getting sweeter and less alcoholic: theres some strong liquorice and hints of dark chocolate and jasmine. In the mouth you get lots and lots of warm alcohol, a roasted flavour from the dark malts on the back and a just a tip of chocolate [reminded me of a Ferrero Mon Cherie]. Texture is oily, but not too thick, and a bit sticky on the tongue. An imperial stout on steroids that leaves you burning for a while, from the throat to the stomach. Overall, not the best brew Ive ever had, certainly the strangest, and I bet it only gets better with age.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2011
My goodnes! Bottle at home. Pours black as the darkest night with a very thin head and just the faintest suggestion of carbonation. Aroma is of sweet strawberry/raspberry candy, intense dark chocolate and oil. Palate is oily and a touch of fizz which I suspect is from the assault on the taste buds. Taste is intense sweet raspberry confection with bitter chocolate yo the nth degree. This is a serious assault and its not altogether pleasant. What is fantastic and makes this such a good beer is the aftertaste that lasts for ages. The closest I can get is eating 3 of the strawberry Quality Street sweets and letting the flavour of that fill your mouth. A beer to be sipped and unlike any other that I have ever tasted.

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