Tokyo* - BrewDog
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Reviews by RedBrewer83:
4.33/5 rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into Affligem goblet...
A: Pours a jet black body with a two finger head of mocha foam, retention was decent especially for a stout of this abv, the retention is really good.
S: Smell is a huge aroma of booze, molasses, candied fruit, oak, maple sugar, vanilla, the warmer it gets the more aroma jumps out and the more complex it seems to get. Only knock is that it smells a little sweet, needs a bigger roasted malt presence.
T: Wow!!! Massive flavors that are incredibly complex and surprisingly balanced. Everything that was smelled in the nose along with added booze and molasses.
M: Thick heavy body, faint carbonation, heavy booziness that creates a heat in the back of the throat, fairly smooth though despite the high abv.
D: Surprisingly drinkable for 18.2%, the intensity of the flavor and slight booziness are the only drawbacks. Really incredible beer and a great example of how far the boundaries of beer can be pushed.
Serving type: bottle
11-22-2010 06:27:48 | More by RedBrewer83
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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 563 ratings.