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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1053   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WASW (50) - - OCT 16, 2012
Bottle purchased from Brewdog Newcastle, drank alongside a Tokyo Rising Highland for comparative purposes. A very pleasant and well-balanced experience for its strength - just the right amount of sweetness and bitterness bringing a nice tangy fruity-chocolate flavour with a lingering sweetness to it. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodsquad (105) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Keg at Brewdog Castlegate. Pours black with tan head. Nose heavy with rum-drenched coffee beans smoothed out with vanilla. Taste follows the nose with a bitter cherry bite. A luxurious palate. Soft and creamy with a cutting sharp carbonation. Serious chest-warming strength with chocolate smooth body. The luxury stout I expected but not as heavy on the alcohol vapour as I was expecting but still heavy. Boozy fun.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
heman (827) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 7, 2017
W aromacie mega wyrazisty rozpuszczalnik i farba olejna. Pod tym słodka kawa. W smaku bardzo pełne i ulepkowato słodkie. Czekolada, melasa, nuty kawy. Bardzo wyrazisty alkohol gryzący i rozgrzewający. Przypomina nalewkę czekoladową.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1189) - POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Czarne z drobn? piank?. Bardzo s?abo w zapachu, jaka? tania czekolada, kawa i tyle. W smaku znacznie lepiej, do?? pe?ne, s?odko kwaskowe, czekoladowe, kawowe... Klasyka, ze srednia goryczk? i niskim wysycenie. Pe?ne w odbiorze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zita (6242) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
roasty, licorice, black, brown foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long nice dark finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8535) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
Dark brown almost black. Has a light-brown head, medium duration. Heavy aroma, laqurice, wood, resin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rob19a (212) - - FEB 3, 2017
14/20 an insane beer that doesn't need to be this strong. 16.5% which gives the full alcohol burn. Big taste along with the burn, molasses and tobacco. Probably a one off and I know I'm going to be hungover tomorrow ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (4043) - Garching b. Mnchen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2017
Tap. Black color with beige head. Aroma is figs, raisins, chocolate. Taste is sugary, figs, coffee and chocolate, very sirupy, boozy. Oily mouthfeel. Not my kind of Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rafael52 (1188) - Łdź, POLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Kolor: ciemnobrunatny, klarowny.
Piana: niska, drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, szybko opada.
Zapach: średnio intensywny, ciekawy, złożony, aromaty palonego słodu, kakao, czekolady, świeżych ciemnych owocw, wyczuwalne rwnież aromaty lekko fenolowe, przyprawowe, kojarzące się z saisonem, alkohol jak na jego zawartość jest przyzwoicie schowany, ułożony.
Smak: spora pełnia, lekko oleiste, tak jak aromat ciekawy, złożony, sporo ciemnych, świeżych owocw, kakao, gorzka czekolada, alkohol jest, ale zupełnie niedrażniący, kojarzy się likierem, macerowanymi owocami, rwnież wyczuwalne nuty, fenolowe, przyprawowe, goryczka średnia.
Wysycenie: w kierunku średniego.
Oglnie: ciekawe i łożone piwo, nic tu nie jest wprost podane, alkohol mimo, że wyczuwalny nie jest ordynarny, drażniący,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MelvinKalksma (1297) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2017

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, berries, dark fruit, chocolate, roasted malts and spices.

Opaque black beer with a slight/medium dark brown head.

Starts heavy sweet with malts, caramel, berries, dark fruit and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts and spices.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. That abv makes sure that every flavour that it has, to be super intense. Great berries, dark fruit and chocolate liquor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mabuzzer (683) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2017
330ml bottle, shared. Thick, dark black with a minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, alcohol, quite sweet. Flavour is similar, with hints of leather. Went very well with a cheeseboard

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