Tokyo* - BrewDog
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Reviews by GabrielM:
3.5/5 rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Thanks to JMBSH for including this as an awesome extra! Bottle poured into a snifter.
A - a shade under pitch black with a surprising 1-inch tan head that lasted longer than expected.
S - first thing is a strong hit of alcohol, then cranberry, raspberry and oak. There is probably more in there, but alcohol is definitely the dominating aroma.
T - the first to hit the palate is smokey oak, then a strong blast of alcohol. The cranberries are present, as is some burnt espresso and some bitter chocolate. Goes down leaving a very noticeable burn.
M - actually better than expected after smelling and tasting. The alcohol is very hot, but the carbonation, thickness and consistency are all great while in the mouth.
D - too young and hot for now, but it has promise. Give this one a good 3, 4, or 5 more years and it'll be prime.
Serving type: bottle
09-22-2010 23:49:33 | More by GabrielM
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4.9/5 rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Picked this up in Denver during my exploration of some of the biggest and most intense stouts. This comes after the Nogne/Mikkeller/BrewDog collab and the Dogfish Worldwide Stout. Really intrigued, been looking forward to this and there is no better time in the middle of the summer for a huge brew like this than a cool night filled with thunderstorms and buckets of rain.
Chilled just a bit... Pours from the glass a clean chocolate tone. But when all together is a sharp black with a very small and strikingly light sad agains the black coloration of the beer. Looks magnificent.
The smell comes off as a sweet coffee with honey and floral tones to it. A very sweet bakers chocolate. Hints of dark red fruits such as cherries and of coarse cranberries. A bit woody. Pretty nice, not an overwhelming scent but definitely makes me want to take a sip immediately.
And here we go...
Delightful. This met my expectations entirely and is just way tasty. It is sweet and a bit desserty, but it is not cloying or sickeningly sweet. The jasmine really aids this, along with the rich coffee and dark chocolate notes. It's like drinking the most exquisite dark chocolate candy bar in the world. The cranberries shine through and sharpen things up and add a dimension of tartness that really holds the fringes together. I sense a little bit of cherry in this, there is a bit of port-like qualities. The oak chips add a perfect undertone of vanilla that hovers in the background and balances everything. There is a touch of herbal tones and anise. The booze are apparent but they really give a the beer a touch of spiciness when placed alongside the robustness of the beer.
The mouthfeel is slick and is a fine medium to heavy body. Not a massive, thick, oily beer. It is dangerously easy sipping for 18+ percent alcohol. The carbonation is crunchy and mild. It is a warming brew, you can feel it in the mouth and throat and down a bit into the chest. The tail end is a bit dry with the coffee and cranberry notes.
Overall... I'll drink this again. Not doubt. A beer that any imperial stout lover should try.
Serving type: bottle
06-28-2014 01:48:55 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
Tokyo* from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 565 ratings.