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98
82
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 1051   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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4.1
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 8, 2010
THANK YOU GULLY, YOU STUPID BLOND SHORT PERSON!!!! Black to a ruby brown color (yes I do mean ruby brown) with a thick bubble ring clinging to the edge of the glass what is surprising given the massive alcohol content. Aroma shocked me with how mild it is with very subtle hints of the monster alcohol hidden inside. Earth some and some sweetness with flowery alcohol can be smelt. Taste is very good and very similar to the aroma but more complex. I swear I taste something I want to call cinnamon bun but I know that’s not correct, lots of dirt, flower/perfume alcohol but not harsh, grape juice and mild smoke all show up. This is so viscous its coating the back of my throat like cough medicine. I think that odd taste that I first thought was cinnamon bun is actually Cranberry. Awesome brew, glad I had a chance to sample it.

3.7
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2013
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Let’s just start by saying Wow... poured cola like black, nice brown tan head an a lot of lacing. Aroma definitely oak and booze and quite strong some malts too (but very slightly). Taste is however very sweet and nicely balanced, roasted malts, very complex and definitely a sipper but very nice over all, this one is quite enjoyable.

4.1
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks GothGargoyle! 2012. Aroma of young prune juice, red grape, alcohol, wood. Taste is oddly salty, a bit tart, and sweet. Sticky. Yummy.

3.7
kustie (1278) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2017
[email protected] berlin. Red color with off-white head. Aroma has syrup,malt, dark fruits. Taste is malty with long a bit sweet aftertaste. Flavors of sweet malt, dark fruits, alcohol, oak.

3.4
Johnstledger8 (1267) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 5, 2015
Draught. Pours pitch black with a moderately lasting beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, a bit rubbery. Taste is of chocolate, liquorice, dark fruits, strong notes of alcohol on the finish. Oily sticky mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Alcohol a bit too noticeable here.

4.2
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2010
LR! Bottle from Fred at Beverages 4 Less consumed by myself, which was probably not the best of ideas. Pours a thin mahogany color with a fizzy cola colored head of foam. Smells like Bells 9000 -- loaded with molasses and brewers licorice. Tastes of both with added notes of green foliage (spruce?), alcohol, coffee grounds, and oak. This is a hell of a beer. I would gladly have another -- just not tonight.

4.4
Silvan7 (1264) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 3, 2013
Bottle @ home. Colore marrone scuro con riflessi rubino. impenetrabile. Schiuma beige finissima, decisamente cremosa e poco persistente. profuma di caffè torrefatto, di vino passito , e di uvetta. il profumo dell’alcool è intensissimo. Sorprendentemente nascosto il gusto dell’alcool sviluppa però un calore deciso. In bocca ricorda il vinsanto toscano, la frutta candita ed un caffè ben zuccherato. Piacevolissima. Equilibrata e armonica.

4.6
ComradeK (1256) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours a totally opaque black, with a yellow-beige head. Dark, rich and sweet aromas abound, with cranberries and port coming through strongly. More sweet berry flavours mingle with a hint of peppery hops in the initial taste. The mid-palate mixes Irish coffee with port, and the finish is full of a lovely alcoholic warmth. A delightful beer, full of flavours not normally found in beer, it is, however, one that must be drunk slowly, not the least because of its huge 18.2% ABV! It is nonetheless a lovely brew, well worth seeking out.

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yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle, might have been aged for a while as it was a lot smoother than i remember it. This one had a strange taste, something like pickled chocolate, very nice!

4.4
angelkostvo (1247) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2013
Black colour, one finger beige head. Aroma of oak, vanilla, whiskey, chocolate, anise. Taste is medium sweet, quite complex. Full body, thick texture, flat carbonation Dark fruit flavour.


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