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

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RATINGS: 1074   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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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 28, 2013
I had this bottle aged for over two years and had high expectations. It poured into a snifter black as the devil’s heart with little to no head. The only aroma I could detect was rubbing alcohol. The mouth feel on this one was way too thin for my taste. It almost felt like a diet coke. The flavor was alcohol forward with slight coffee and cranberry taste in the back end. Glad I tried it, will not recommend to anyone or seek out again. Big Disappointment.


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Michael27 (1979) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 7, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2017 Aus der Flasche getrunken (Direktlieferung von BrewDog). Tiefschwarz mit beiger Schaumkrone. Wenig intensive Nase. Schöne Note nach schwarzer Schokolade und überreifen Beerenfrüchten. Kaum Bitternoten schmeckbar.

3.8
klm1 (1536) - Bled/SF, - JUL 7, 2017
Several years ago I drunk 18.2% version, but I didn’t rated it couse I become RB member a few years later. Nevermind. Newer version have "just" 16,5% abv. and new label which isn’t so fascinanting as the older one. Pours oily black, opaque, with dissipating light brown tan head. Aroma: prevails autolyzed-sulfury notes as soy souce, dark malts, roasted grain... Flavour is very similar: umami, soy souce (sulfury), tongue-coating, tomato (once again umami). This notes absolutely prevails over dark malts, roasted grain and hops. As I know very low notes of umami/ soy souce are acceptable in beers with sch a high abv. but in this case those flavours are too intense and unpleasant. When it warms up it became more pleasant, little more balanced with gentle sherry or rum-like alcohol note (which is very well hidden due high abv.!). Finish is slightly stucky dry, body is full, texture smooth, carbonation is moderate.

4
Velquex (142) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUL 7, 2017
[Kran] Wygląd: Czarne nieprzejrzyste, piany brak. Aromat: Potężna czekolada, kawa, trochę suszonych owoców, alkohol. Spodziewałem się nieco więcej. Smak: Nisko wysycone, gęste, gorzka czekolada, popiół, ciężkie, raczej słodkie.

4.6
SvanteL (548) - SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2017
Ogenomträngligt svart med finbubbligt skum. Doft av ek, portvin, torkad frukt och lite salubrin. Sanslöst fyllig smak med massor av torkad frukt, ektoner och eldighet. Har klar karaktär av dessertvin. Det här är riktigt godis för oss som gillar sötsaker! Smaskigare än så här kan det väl knappast bli. (2010-10-30 tapp på De Klomp.)

3.2
Derbeth (936) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 24, 2017
On tap. Small white head. Aroma is cherry in chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable and becomes tiring. Nothing special.

4.1
pjotrapostou (253) - POLAND - JUN 14, 2017
W aromacie lekko kwaśne owoce, słodycz, karmel, delikatnie alkohol. W smaku jest sporo słodyczy ale wyraźnie przełamane owocową kwasnoscia. Mocno wyczuwalna żurawina, posmak typowo słodki, alkohol lekko grzeje, ale jak na ponad 16% to znakomicie ukryty. ogólne odczucie bardzo geste, klejace, pełne. Ciekawe, nietypowe, smaczne.

3.9
fombe89 (3445) - Asturias, SPAIN - JUN 10, 2017
Botella. @La Barrica 13, Candas. 03/06/17 BBD: 20/11/16. Color negro opaco espuma beige aromas dulces ligeros tostados sabores dulces tostados café ligero con notas licorosas cuerpo denso.

4.1
rayaron (1836) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle at BrewDog Brussels. Opaque black with brownish head, oily. The aroma has notes of milk chocolate, coffee and dulce de leche, alcoholic. The flavor is quite alcoholic with notes of dulce de leche, rum, oily, wood, soy sauce and berries. Oily texture, full-bodied.

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zvsn (2092) - ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle at BrewDog Brussels. Opaque black with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa, wood, dark fruits, alcohol. Sweet, chocolate, cocoa, molasses, oak, prunes, berries, warming alcoholic finish. Full-bodied, oily and smooth. Great.

4.1
EdKing (2586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2017
Old bottle of the 18.2% version bought in Whole Foods Market Kensington several years back. Nose is sweet, roasted malts, black sugar, chocolate, black coffee, candy sugar, vanilla,. On the taste this is big and rich. Dark chocolate, candy sugar, vanilla, black coffee, roasted malt, dark fruits, black sugar. I was expecting this to be yeasty and Marmitey having been aged 5 years or so, but it’s not at all. Sweet and very nice.


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