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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
PilsnerPeter (3046) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
Notes from old backlog: Very deep brown pour with a ruby hue- surprisingly decent head retention for the ABV. There’s a sticky thin tna lace left on the glass. Sweet aroma of raisin/date paste, maltose, maple like and solventy with some fusels noted. Cough medicine texture. Goes down slow and hot. Under attenuated, huge and maple like, nondescript booze, and excessive maltose. One dimensional and pretty much undrinkable. Not a fan of Brew Dog.

PhilosophyGuy (730) - Łódź, POLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Dużo gorzkiej czekolady i pralin w aromacie. W smaku do tego wszystkiego dochodzi delikatny karmel i subtelne nuty czerwonych owoców. Gęste, oleiste. Alkoholu nie wyczułem - ogromny szacunek. Niczym likier o smaku gorzkiej czekolady. No i piana nawet była. Super!

theswiftsa (104) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2017
Tap at brewdog Camden. Pours jet black with a tan head. Nose is alcohol, dark berries, sweet and syrupy. Upfront is sweet, some molasses, dark berries melding into an alcohol finish, nowhere near as strong as it’s abv would imply. Really gains some character as it heats up.

basjansen14 (424) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2017 Black coloured ale with a small cream coloured head. Aroma: roasted malt, alcohol, sweetness and some vanilla. Taste: sweet, alcohol, roasted malt, red fruits, coffee and some liquorice. Think mouthfeel with low carbonation.

vastervikman (54) - Vastervik, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2017
Närmast kolsvart, tjock vätska. Doft av mäktig kladdig chokladkaka med kryddor i bakgrunden, ingefära, muskot och kardemumma. Smaken är först söt med fudge och choklad, därefter kryddig och i eftersmaken torr med trä, aska och träkol.

Michael27 (2106) - 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.

klm1 (1590) - 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.

Velquex (150) - 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.

SvanteL (574) - 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.)

Derbeth (968) - Kraków, POLAND - JUN 24, 2017
On tap. Small white head. Aroma is cherry in chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable and becomes tiring. Nothing special.

pjotrapostou (260) - 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.

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