Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 1076   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, - MAY 26, 2010
Any beer that comes in at this ABV has to be making a statement indeed. Those punks sure know the meaning of moderation as indicated on the bottle. And, also as stated decide to ignore any semblance of the term when it comes to this beer. I took this out of my boot today and chilled it in the freezer for about 5 minutes max, about the time it took for me to eliminate last nnight’s vindaloo...........oh I guess that isn’t relevant to the rating is it? So, this looks superb in the glass, very dense and syrupy. It laces very well and the cremata of a head sits there in the manner of a delightful macchiato. Nose is all vanilla and chocolate, mmmmm. While the punks state a huge volley of hoips are pitched the bitterness only comes through in the ennd of a satisfying draught. Pudding and some scant spice. Well done you Scottish lads, a cracker of a beer which takes the concept of a sippin ale to new heights.

evannell (1630) - Krak�w, POLAND - MAR 4, 2018
W aromacie tony waky, czekolady i lekkiej kwaskowatości w stylu porzeczki czy żurawiny. Jeszcze dość wyczuwalna nuta octu balsamicznego i kilka innych rzeczy, z których wanilia jest tylko jedną, właściwie wcale tak mocno nie wyeksponowaną. W smaku alkohol mocny, ale nie domyśliłbym się aż tylu %. Wychodzą tu żurawiny i inne nuty kwaskowate, jako świetna kontra dla słodyczy. Z tej trzeciej strony mocna, ale nie siekierowata, kawa. Nie rozumiem wszystkiego w tym piwie (nie wyczuwam np. jaśminu), ale jest powalające. Koniecznie trzeba powtórzyć.

Nexcet () - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 18, 2018
Read the description! It's the best advice to understand this beer. It is what an imperial stout is but with extra features! It's a good way to begin a nice evening of beer tasting, but be aware of its alcohol content. Unique taste experience for sure, but not my favorite of stouts. Worth the try!

SHIG (5321) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle: Poured a black brown with tan head. Aroma is sweet malty. Taste is sugary sweet malts.

Fullpintofbeer (523) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle from Brewdog, Bristol. Tiny dark head, black colour. Aroma: dark chocolate, oak, plums, raisins, bit of alcohol. Light sour/tarty taste, with dry/alcohol aftertaste. Full body, soft carbonation. Very good, heavy, but not too strong.

doriangrey (155) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2018
Plums and chocolate, some liquorice, cloves, engine oil and stout. The alcohol is hidden very well though your head feels it after half a bottle. It’s thick and viscous but actually quite easy drinking. Wouldn’t be a favourite imperial stout but respect for making a 16.5% drinkable.

surething_ii (1198) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 21, 2018
#1000 Bottle from Pivný raj. Good choice for jubilee. Pitch black with brownish head. Full aroma of dark chocolate in alcohol. Taste of resins, some plum, forest fruit but most of all chocolate. Warming alcohol shows up later after sip. Tasty.

mviljamaa (238) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2018
I'm reviewing the 2017 edition, which has slightly different etiquette. Abstract: A blackberry burst stout with pleasant palate, harmonious pairing of aroma, taste and after taste and fine cognac-like elegance. Pours with no head really. Color is dark coffee. I wonder if it's a feature or just a random occasion that the little foam that this beer has left a five-pointer star on top of the beer. Just like there's the * symbol after the name. Aroma is rich and strong. Initial impression is of good cognac, secondly coffee, then cocoa, cloudberry (or similar berry) liqueur, maybe a hint of vanilla, maybe a small hint of marzipan. Finally there's some fine "old woody" (or tar-like) aroma. The aroma raises my expectations. Instantly I notice that the palate of this is flawless. It's not the best palate I've had, but it has no faults I think. The beer feels noticeably thick in mouth. The taste is harmonious to the aroma. There's still a slight sensation of cognac, but without the cognac body. Rather, the body has been replaced by blackberry mash. It has rich blackberry taste, which is accompanied by ammonia and Jägermeister-like herbal liqueur notes. Some bitterness and burnt aroma in after taste. The finish is very fitting and "completes" this beer. It's a strong beer, but I cannot taste the alcohol, rather it "warms up" the beer nicely just like fortified wines or berry-based spirits (e.g. cognac) do. This was a rather expensive bottle for me (costing 14 euros for 330ml bottle). Reading the ingredients list one can see that there are some "unorthodox" ingredients here: cranberry, jasmine, vanilla. Oddly, I cannot taste cranberry nor jasmine directly, although I picked up the vanilla. The combination leads to much richer aromas than the components. It's a good beer. I find nothing to complain, except for the price that I have to pay here where I buy it. It deserves full scores, because even though it's not the #1 beer for me, it's still perfect in what it does.

carlom (128) - ITALY - JAN 1, 2018
Gradazione 18.2. Colore nero, schiuma fine color nocciola, aspetto oleoso. Aromi di uvetta, caramello, malto tostato, marsala. Al palato uvetta, prugna, caramello, malti tostati, legno, porto. Carbonazione assente, corpo pieno, molto liquorosa. Inizia molto dolce ma il finale è secco ed evidentemente amaro. Una birra da sorseggiare dove il considerevole grado alcolico viene gestito discretamente.

martijnendaan (40) - - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2017 Sensationeel bier! Wow wat een heftige smaken! Zoetje, bitterheid valt weg, kersen, cacao.. Lekker!

kovica (373) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 29, 2017
0,33 l. Bottle. Dark brown color with light brown head. Coffee and alcohol aroma. Coffee, sweet, fruit and alcohol taste.

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