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

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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
(11.2oz bottle). Pours dark brown with red hue and thin khaki head. Aroma has medicine and band-aids. Taste is sweet with some tart fruit and some smoke. Roasty bitterness. Full bodied with sticky texture. Hot, but smooth finish. Good stuff. Muche better than the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2011
Dark brown pour, tan head. Big ass boozy aroma, molasses, prunes, raisins. Flavor is sweet, very sweet. Liquid prunes, raisins, and light smoke.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
330ml bottle. Dark cola pour with minimal tan head and little to no lace. Chocolate and whiskey dominate the nose with some dark fruit and a grainy quality. Viscous on the palate with chocolate, fruit and coffee. Quite sweet. Finishes with a warming cough syrup feel. Im still not sure if I liked this or not.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Bottle. I think there is a thing as too complex. Or trying to do too much with a beer. And getting the blend messed up, and thats what I feel happened with Tokyo. Black pour with aromas of dark fruit (Raisons, oak and berry) Taste is an over bearing berry and jasmine. Some raison, spice, wood, licorice, earth, bourbon and toast. I normally like Brew dog and I love big beers, but they jus didn think this one trough. I was dissapointed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (9935) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours dark brown in color with a small, fine ecru colored head. The aroma has dark fruits, molasses, chocolate, some spices and big alcohol heat. The flavor has the alcohol heat, but ai find that theres much more to it than alcohol. Dark fruits, molasses, caramelized malts, raisins and some woody notes. As this warms, some chocolate comes through too. I ended up enjoying this more than I thought i would.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimhilt (2596) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2011
Pours a three finger brown head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Black color, no highlights, some yeast left in bottle. Dark fruit, alcohol nose and flavor is molasses, dark fruit and alcohol. Nice IS. Best by Dec 2019, couldnt wait! Expensive at $13.95 for a 330ml bottle from Berts Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2011
Poured deep ruby-brown, and a small beige, lacing head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, whiskey, figs, plums, red grapes. Medium dense, with low carbonation, very oily body. For the percentage this beer has, the taste of alcohol is well hidden. Overall an excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 21, 2011
0,33 l bottle courtesy of Balazs, thanks!>
Black as hell with some lurking ruby tones, small lacing beige head alcoholic, fruity nose with a tone of plum, spicies and rum, green leaves, cherries and berries...Some wood on the tongue, easier texture than expected. Complex, superb, dangerous.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ernest (7596) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2011
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (burnt caramel, roasted grain, molasses), with a strong note of rubbing alcohol, lesser notes of sherry, cardboard, vanilla. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, heavily to harshly alcoholic. Ugh. Awful. Bruising alcohol and oxidation rule the nose, not enticing at all. The mouth experience is just syrupy sticky sweetness with a ton of afterburn from the raging alcohol. About as crude and clumsy as Imperial stouts get, but of course this is from a brewery that just doesnt do this style well. Glad I got this on sale but any price is still too much. Drain pour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (6901) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 Bottle @ Kaisla. Batch 001. Originally rated on 24.1.2010. Excellent and complex imperial stout with notes of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel and alcohol. Well balanced despite the huge ABV. 9-4-9-4-18 = 4.4

Re-rated on 25.5.2013. 2010 vintage. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of sweet syrup, alcohol, roasty malts, oak, wood, vanilla and ripe fruits. Taste is sweet, malty and roasty with some syrupy notes, alcohol and oaky notes. Finish is sweet, boozy and malty with hints of syrup, oak, wood, vanilla and ripe fruits. Feels a bit unbalanced, heavy malty and boozy notes dominate much more compared to a fresh bottle. Quite smooth and the alcohol is well hidden, though.


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