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Tokyo* - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

630 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 53
Gots: 180 | FT: 11
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  18.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

90 IBU

(Beer added by: PartyBear on 08-29-2009)
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Bottle purchased and drank at The Old Toad.

Pours a sludgy looking black, with a small film on top that could pass for a head, and no lacing. Basically still.

Smells stroooongly boozy, with some dark fruits, chocolate, red wine and port.

Luckily, the taste is not so boozy. There's a slight booze burn at the end of each sip, but it's intergrated well. It's incredibly sweet, almost to the point of being slightly cloying. Gotta drink it slow. Beyond that, there's great flavors of cranberries, grapes, plums, chocolate, port, tobacco, red wine, and a small amount of roasted malt. It seems like this one might be aged a bit (I don't know the ABV) because there's no hop bitterness or alcohol presence. It it wasn't so sweet, this would be near perfect.

Another knock I can find on this is the body is weirdly thin, for a 18% stout. It's not watery, per se, just a bit thin. There is a very low level of carbonation, with a port wine like mouthfeel, necessitating sipping.

One of the most interesting stouts I've ever had. It's different and tastes pretty great, bravo Brew Dog.

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Tokyo* from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.