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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1183) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle shared by mspindler. Pours a very dark brown with nice tan head with lots of bubbles. Aroma is roasty yet fruity almost nutty. Taste is definitely very hot. The first sensation I felt was my nose burning as I slowly swallowed. Some dark fruits in the taste with a compelling sweetness that has a mild back bitterness ( im gonna guess from cranberries) also get some roasted malts and some bitter chocolate. Medium frothy pallet. Very good stuff but very HOT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (1181) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jayb0 (1177) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Can only compare this to WWW and I can see why this one leaves the planet and goes for intergalactic domination, its better all around, superb aroma, so deep and vinous, and slightly sour, and just so thick and rich, but mainly , this beer is very drinkable , very enjoyable, not just a crazy one offf experience. Split it with a friend. Cranberries, who knew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dermi (1173) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2016
16.5 % alc. vol. 039 EBBB 29/01/26. Pours black. Aroma: Coffee, resin, cocoa, chocolate. Taste:High to medium sweet, bitter, acidic tones. Liquor. Cocoa, fruits. Honey. Very weird. Complex. Alcohol is quite hidden compared to percent, still noticeable. Caramel malt. Overall strong taste, tight flavour. Very strong. Palate: Syrupy body, slick. I dont get it, too sweet for me. Some carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bygers (1172) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2012
02/02/2012 Bought at Camperdown Cellars in Sydney. 25 AUD. Pours opaque with a thin off white foam. Aroma is whiskey, raisin, oak, vanilla, and coffee. Heavy mouthfeel with taste of medicine, oak, cranberries, dates, prune, brown sugar and vanilla. Excellent beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (1170) - ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2012
330ml bottle. Black as night with a mahogany corona. Little dark bubbles stick to the side of your glass like syrup. You can smell the booze coming off this... you can smell a scotch whisky, spices, chocolates and roasts. Sticky in the mouth. Thick. Incredibly warming, with cranberries, bananas and yet more chocolate and coffee. Theres hints of licorice and cherries. You feel this one travelling down. Needs sipping and nursing and dealing with properly. If you treat it right, it gives you an experience like no other. Its a little unbalanced (and very unhinged) to be the BEST beer experience. But its an experience all the same.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle, at Stockholm Beer and Whisky Fest. Pours deep brown with a very thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate in the forefront, along with vanilla, herbs, and some dark fruit. Flavor is on the sweet side, with vanilla, chocolate, grapefruit, orange, herbs, earth, berries and wood. Medium bodied, with a somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Hops persist on the palate. Alcohol becomes very evident in the finish. Interesting, but I didnt enjoy it as much as batch 1.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (1164) - LA, California, USA - APR 28, 2015
From a well aged 12 oz bottle...poured in wine glass. Mohagany burgandy with minimal head. Aroma of dark roasted malts. Moderate carbonation and big body. Flavors of dark roasted malts, peat, alcohol, roasty grains. Overall big, bold, bodacious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2010 Batch 3, BB 2020. The pour is coal black with a small, tan, frothy, fizzy head which is mostly diminishing with minimal lace. The nose is surprisingly not overwhelmingly hot; lots of molasses, black currant (maybe cranberry), soothing herbal (jasmine?), toasted oak, and leather. The flavor is intense but coming together nicely so far, more oak (dry and toasty), cranberry more apparent, toasted caramels, rich molasses, still some leather, light coffee grounds, maybe some maple. The palate is very warm, full, nearly lively, viscous, and coating. The finish is long with the oak drying it out, alcohol warming the back of the throat, the jasmine? notes soothing, and toasted caramels and leather lingering. Well where to start... Obviously still much too young but flavors already starting to complement each other well, especially in the finish. The palate is already nice but some calming will make it excellent. The adjunct additions were very nice complements to the beer. Will revisit in a couple years, maybe more to see if it pans out.

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