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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1068   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (23879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Bottle at home ... deep brown red ... big tan head ... nice soft roast with a little sourness... huge sweetness ... lots of toffee ... huge ammount of cranberries ... little spice ... good roast ...some molasis ... little alcohol burn in linger ... wow this is just so rich and full ... best one yet Ok along side the 1st batch of Tokyo Colour is clearly not as black ... much more red present ... Aroma is bigger more sweet and less dry more molasis and less coffee and the sourness seems to have faided ... flavour is much sweeter ... much more toffee and much more cranberries ... Palate is much much more body much richer ... Over all this is a bloody cracker... and leaves the 1st batch in its wake. Tk2. still really love this but its maybe just a bit OTT.4.5 ->4.3 Tk3 29-05-10 Deep black ...thin tan head ... nice deep toffee roast nose ... very sweet ... light syrupy ... toffee malts ... lots of vanilla ... deep smooth rich ... but maybe even for me a little sweet sticking at 4.3 as im still digging this big timeTk4 23-07-10 has it only been 2 months since i opened one ... This is cracking... just what i wanted tonight ... deep brown ... thin brown lacing ... rich dark toffee malt .... dark fruits ... light vanilla nose ... rich toffee ... loads of berry fruits ... quite sweet light dryness on the linger ... huge alcohol ... a nice sipper sticking 4.3 bottle a home batch 02 ... deep black ... sweet rich roast malt nose ... big alcohol ... juicy roast ... deep chocolate ... big vine fruits ... big berry ... loads of roast malts ... yeah lovely 4.3 indeed bottle at home ... bbf 07/2019 ...drunk 05/2014 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft dry roast malt ... dark chocolate nose ... sweet malts ... oilt fruits ... caramel toffee ... big cranberry .. light oxidised malts ... 3.8 Bottle at home bbf 07/2019 drunk 08/2014...deep black... Thin tan lacing... Soft dark chocolate berries nose... Boozie... Big sweet berries... Dark fruits... Light cardboard.. Oily fruits... Light spice... Long soft light soya oxidation linger.. Given its bbf a little dissapointing in this and previous bottle 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (20794) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
Bottle. A hefty brew. Gives a shiny, motor oil pour with a solid off-white head. Nose of roasted malts and some light coffee. Some alcohol hints, too. In the flavor, though, that alcohol is pervasive, almost dominant. A traditional imperial stout character does come through, however, in the form of rich coffee and burnt malts. Heavy in body with modest carbonation, this is a smooth beer. With the high ABVm it also warms like crazy. Potent and pretty darn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (20256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2016
2016-10-19, bottle, batch 010, bb 04-04-2-21, 8-4-9-4-17=42
For the style, its very fruity, the syrupy malt start getting a nutty and maple character, a bit of treacle, and its so thick that manages to balance the alcohol.

2013-07-19, bottle, batch 011 bb 09-08-2021, 8-4-9-5-17=43
Dark brown color with small head. The aroma is very nice, malty, with an edge of fruits and European Barley Wine, light spirit; later, dark fruits, apricots and light tar. Full bodied, with strong malt flavor, caramel; sweet but not cloying; strong bitterness, with evident hop resins, ald pleasant alchol presence.
Never boozy, powerful, excellent.

2012-12-19, bottle, batch 010 bb 04-04-2021, 8-4-9-4-17=42
Full bodied, quite chocolatey but with a hidden fruity touch, sweet, complex and warm; there is some flavor of rhubarb candies, and a very light late spicy touch. Extreme but balanced, with an unexpected freshness.

2010-03-02, draught at rsted, Copenhagen, 7-4-9-5-17=42
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma; in the order, there is: alcohol, rose flowers, roasted malt; too light, but interesting. Good body strength; round mouthfeel; the alcohol is present, but only as mouth warmer, not disturbing (imagine drinking Port wine); good malt and caramel flavor, surprisingly only a dash of roasted malt, nuts; then the hops come, strong bitterness and good aromatic qualities; the very light final is a bit dusty. Despite the color, it has more characteristics of a Barley Wine than an Imperial Stout. Excellent on draught, be a man.

2009-08-24, bottle, courtesy of Laurent Mousson, 8-4-8-4-16=40
The color is almost black, with small to no head. The aroma is alcoholic. Medium body structure, good and powerful malt and caramel flavor, with chocolate; evident alcohol presence. When you are used to powerful beers, its drinkable, but dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (19859) - PCastle, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr intensiv rstmalzig, Kaffee, alkoholisch. Geschmack intensiv rstmalzig, alkoholisch, Kaffeebohnen. Schwer zu trinken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (19716) - Kln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 24, 2016
Ser, dunkel malziger Antrunk. Der starke Alkoholgehalt ist geschmacklich nicht erkennbar, karamellig, sffig, Noten von Kakao und Espresso. Holznoten, Vanille, vollmundig. Sffig, intensiv malzig, gut. 9/13/11/12/13/12

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (19667) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2012
CBC. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, dark chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish with plenty of alcohol. Oily. 110512

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18919) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Tap at Brew Dog Camden - 21/12/12. Pitch black with a tan head that clears to the edge and leaves a film. Nose is dark fruits, slightly harsh booze, molasses, wood, sugars. Taste comprises sweet sugars, dark fruits, cherry, dates, booze, leather. Full in body with no carbonation, warming alcohol in the finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2010
Black color, small brown head. Tar aroma, chocolate, vinous, dark fruits, figs and licorice. Chocolate flavor, vinous, dark fruits, figs, licorice, cocoa and grapes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (18214) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle at Chriso pre-GBBF tasting 09. Plus on tap at The Rake. Very deep ruby, dark beige head. Very alcoholic yet very fruity. Lots of spicy bite. Gripping beer. Better on tap I thought. Fuller more rounded. Flavours are anything from spice through some deep malts. Very very good and my senses arent up to rating it, there is stuff going on that I just cant get.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (17998) - Hjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2010
Sample at Voldby Brewdog tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, vanilla, wood and lots of candy sugar. Quite odd, but nevertheless - I like it.

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