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

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RATINGS: 1051   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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_angst_ (4810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2011
330 ml bottle gifted by friend and consumed on November 12. Pours pitch black with a chocolate brown head that leaves almost no trace while dissipating. Smell is intense with lots of alcohol, vanilla, milk chocolate and bourbon. Taste is extremely sweet with very clear wood and vanilla notes. There’s roasted malts and some sweet chocolate. There’s also a fruitiness that reminds me of ripe grapes and red berries. It has a distinct Madeira quality to it with the fruitiness and alcohol. Finish is slightly dry, quite fruity and rather bitter with cranberries and bitter chocolate.

4.1
jonttix (67) - -, SWEDEN - NOV 12, 2011
Provades på "Mitt kök" mässan med Emmelie och Jenny, en öl fylld med karaktär. Chokladig och mörk i doften. Smak av choklad och lakrits. Borde vara utmärkt till söta efterrätter.

3.7
SirLimpsalot (4452) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2011
Ganska alkoholstark, men fyllig vätska, trevliga brända toner, kaffe och choklad, lite arrak. Ganska söt - lite kaffesumpig i eftersmaken. Mycket stabil och trevlig

3.8
IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 9, 2011
12 oz bottle from Total Beverage, Westminister. Nose is heavy on prunes, red winey oak, almost a SA TB BW aroma with alcohol, licorice, and some light chocolate and vanilla. Black with a medium tan head. Flavor is prunes, woody oak, vanilla, some hints of soy sauce (guess that is why the aroma hinted SA Triple Bock as the ones I’ve had were lighter soy) whiskey, and an alcohol warmth for the finish.

4.2
Geiserich (4577) - Linz, AUSTRIA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle: Black color, dark brown foamy head. Intensive, strong aroma, first a intensive note of alcohol, brandy, grapes, rum plumes, wood barrels. Flavor is intensive and full of alcohol, brandy, dark fruits, barrel notes, chocolate, cacao. Burning alcohol on my tongue. Very alcoholic, but I liked it very much.

3.9
badgerben (5285) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Nov 3, International Stout Day. Batch 3; Best Before 16/02/2020 After a barley wine on IPA day, I’ll stick with stout on stout day. Black color with no head. Light sweet whisky aroma. Seems syrupy. Very boozy flavor and quite rummy. Some raisin/plum character. Light sherry/whisky. Herbal hints? Oddly dry. Full bodied.

3.9
Boutip (6486) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
Bottle: Poured a thick-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma consists of dark roasted coffee with some vinous notes and light liquorice notes. Taste is also a mix between some dark roasted coffee notes with some light vanilla and liquorice. This beer is sweet do not overwhelmingly so. Body is full with oily texture and good carbonation with surprisingly no alcohol notes. Well brewed and more enjoyable then I was expecting.

3.3
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown. No head. Aroma is big on alcohol. Tastes very sweet drinkable and smooth. Does not taste as big as ABV or scent. Moonshine made from molasses and mixed with fresh molasses. Hint of tobacco.

4.8
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask: Dark red colour, with a big brown creamy head. Aroma is dry fruits,coffee,dark Chcoclate,vanilla,cyrup/alcy, and a woody ending. Flavor had a werry complex mouth feeling who comes in a "military following order: Berry,chcolate,coffee, vanilla,alcy, portviny,and ends with a big long fruity/bitter finsh. Wow! What a beer this is, and I think it will be moore complex with, some years aging. Werry nice!!

4.6
DiarmaidBHK (5711) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Draft at Victoria. I can think of no better way to celebrate a freak October snowstorm then by drinking one of these. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Big vanilla and raisin on the nose. Big alcohol on the tongue but also a warming quality as well. Almost kind of a licorice sort of thing. Fantastic!


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