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Tokyo* - BrewDog

Not Rated.

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

647 Ratings
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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 255
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 16.03%
Wants: 59
Gots: 193 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PartyBear on 08-29-2009

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
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 007, Best by: 15/1/21, $11.99 at Stateline Liquors in Elkton, MD.

A - Dark brown-black, 1 finger light khaki head, good lacing.

S - Alcohol fumes, milk chocolate, cranberries, cookie dough, light oak.

T - Starts with dark candi sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder; middle is cranberries and fruity hops; finish is light oak with lingering alcohol. The tartness of the cranberries is more present as it warms.

M - Smooth, thick, syrupy, alcohol warmth.

O - Pretty good, like a chocolate covered cranberry soaked in brandy.

Photo of BrutalSusan
3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of biglite351
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - dark cloudy with a hint of orange around the edges. Short tight tan head.

S - Heavy alcohol scent. I don't know many boozes, but I am going to go with a cgeap tiquila , like 3-Fingers. Hint of dried fruit and malt.

T - Lots of dark dried fruit; prune, raisin, apricot. Sweet cocoa, malt, honey. A lot is going on with this flavor.

M - Thick but only a very mild tingle on the tongue. Heavy alcohol burn in the throat.

O - The alcohol burn and scent make this difficult to drink too often, but the amazing deep flavor calls you back.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of ChBass
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appears a dark, dark black, with dark caramel around the edges. Pours like a liquor, no head whatsoecer

This beer smells incredible. Dark roasted flavors & plums dominate, with a hint of booze. My wife says it smells like umeshu, a Japanese plumwine!

The taste matches the smell. A sweet, sultry mouthfeel gives way to the alcoholic burn, then waves of dark fruit follow. The flavor gets more intense as the beer warms. You gotta man up for this one.

Overall, this is a great offering by the nuts over at Brewdog. Keep it coming!

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of quirkzoo
4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours black as a tokyo sewer at midnight, with a very thin head that is almost as dark. The nose is really strong and complex. Lots of roasted malts and some oak, followed by dark fruits, followed by a lighter fruit (I am going to attribute that to the cranberry but in the context of the other smells it was more like a fresh current) with some definite tartness on the nose. Lots of cocoa and as I continue to smell I get more of a fresh cut pine smell (dryhoppoing? it is not piney like an IPA but more like smelling the stump of a recently felled pine tree). Definitely some alcohol on the nose, though no where near what I was expecting from a beer this massive. The taste was good, though a bit muted compared to the nose. The bitterness was smooth and helped to balance out the palate so that you were not overwhelmed. The mouthfeel was excellent, especially considering the high abv. I had this for desert and it was full enough to stand on its own but did not become cloying. Overall, this is the first beer I have had from BrewDog and I know they get a bad rep for their "extreme" nature but this one came off as a unified beer and not just a marketing ploy. I will definitely seek this out again.

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black as hell...Rich tan toffe head and gobs of lacing.

Rum raisin, slight oakiness, and booze...and I let this set for 7 months...

Surprising, despite the booziness ( I might as well get that fact over with now) there's some complexity that is nice ( maybe patience-ie cellaring pays off). Chocolate notes, sweet cranberries, some slight dry hop bitterness. Finishes with some slighty tart cranberry and alchohol astringency.

Certainly thick, but a bit too sticky and sweet on this palate.

A must try, but only if you let it cellar. At 18.2% it's a split amongst a group of 4, sip, and savour.

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Black with a finger and a half of beige head, opaque body.

Boozy if nothing else, cocoa.

Super sweet chocolate with oak notes, tinges of coffee. Must be sipped as it couldn't be more pungent with cocoa, milk and fruit. Almost like a candy, if that's a superlative for desert. Wouldn't know of cranberry unless I'd read it. As if someone poured a thimble of rum in the bottle. I complain about indecisive, non committal beers but I'd rather this one back off. This beer's mean.

Thick, but so rich you can't get a mouthful that might be offensive. All things considered it's surprisingly approachable

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of NWer
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

batch: indistinguishable
best before: 04-04-21

poured into brandy snifter. Minimal head to be expected from a 18.2% abv. No lace in the traditional sense. Lots of tiny bubbles that cling to the glass. A bunch of dots. Strange. Interesting.
Aroma is wonderful. Like a good brandy only better if you like complexity. Lots of flavors especially chocolate build expectations of things to come.
Liked the taste a lot. A very good sipping beer. Don't want it to end.
Mouthfeel? No problem here. Extends the overall experience nicely. No cloy. Nothing to detract - except for the quick buzz.
Given its limited release, I only hope I can snag a few more of these if I get the opportunity.

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Tokyo* from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.