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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (1098) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours black with a small tan head and an aroma of dark malts, syrup, alcohol and fresh fruits. The taste is sweet, tastes like syrup, and very alcoholic. The alcohol and the sweet syrup is pretty nasty and almost too much too swallow. I dont really like it, especially for the high price for this beer. Im slightly disappointed.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1463) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 2/3/2011. Batch no. 04, best before 24/3/2020. Pours close to black with just a touch of ruby/amber. The smell is just massive - lots of alcohol up front but also cherries, berries, other dark fruits, vanilla and toffee. The flavour is similarly massive. There is bucketloads of fruity sweetness - you can taste the cranberries, along with cherries, raisins and prunes. There are also some chocolate and licorice notes. The sweetness is balanced by a huge alcohol laden bitter finish. Has a certain muscat like quality to it. The palate is, not surprsingly, quite oliy. The 18.2% is not a surprise, but it is surprisingly drinkable. This is an insanely big and most impressive brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattia_bie (3) - ITALY - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
chocolate, alcohol, woody, black, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, oily feel, flat, long finish, FANTASTIC!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6397) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2011 Really big and complex. Previous rating 01/03/11 7/4/7/3/14 = 3.5 Black, near enough opaque in appearance. Enticing aroma of burnt toffee and liquorice. Texture in the mouth of crude oil, deep flavours as per the nose and with a gentle alcohol burn. The last beer of the night? Or the start of a rollercoaster evening?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (11233) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
[Shared with igniztion] Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of molasses, alcohol and coffee. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long sweet, alcohol finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. The old Tokyo was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Poured jet black into my trusty goblet. Slight head that is tan. Head fades really fast leaving a slight trace of it on top of the beer the entire drink. Thus producing a little bit of lacing as I consume this beast. Too woody. It does not smell like a regular oak aroma. More like an oak 2x4 soaked in turpentine. The smell is really distinct and off-putting. A little bit of a molasses aroma hidden behind the previous, mixed with a little raisin nose. Wow! Dont let the smell fool you into thinking it will taste as bad. This beer tastes fantastic. It is just sweet enough, just bittered enough, and has balanced the flavors with the high ABV perfectly. While it is still a bit hot from the high octane, it is balanced so well that you might not notice. Slick and hot. Very viscous even though the alcohol tries to thin it out. It is a bit hot from that same alcohol. But the creaminess dominates, followed very closely by the alcohol. Not very drinkable!!! This thing is a bit too hot and strong to drink more than a bottle of - in a week. I wish the alcohol was a bit more muted so that it would be a little more quaff-able. But Im glad it doesnt since this is a bit pricey to try and drink daily.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reggiedunlop (3703) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2011
pours dark brown with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly...light sediment throughout...poor retention and lacing. aroma is loaded with dark fruit and winey notes, hint of sour, alcohol, licorice. flavor is a bit overwhelming and muddled but has dark fruit, bitter chocolate, alcohol, pine, and roasty and mildly medicinal notes...just a touch of oak. mouthfeel is actually quite lively and the finish is winey, warming, and medicinal. they definitely went big with this but its not a very good impy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Thanks, Max. Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose brings quite a bit of pungent herbs and some booze. The taste is smilar, win the booze and gin-like characteristics taking over. No cranberry detected. Feel is somewhat light all things considered. Lots of booze. Interesting, but not highly drinkable. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 10-19-2010

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of roasted malt, vanilla, some dark fruit. Tastes spicy and roasty with some tobacco elements. Enjoyed alongside Tactical. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (3016) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Forgot this was so stong when I opened it...oops. Pours a deep, dark brown with a nice off-white head. Oaky, alcohol dominated nose. Syrupy sweet, the alcohol is immediately present and warms the throat. Some roasty characters in there but its overcome. Very in your face, the strength of this one overshaddows the beer itself, and I tend to like very strong beers. After a while I am able to taste some chocolate and coffee as well as oak but only after my palate adjusts.

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