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Tokyo* - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

592 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 592
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 48
Gots: 159 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

rspauldi, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

NRo, May 29, 2014
Photo of Stoutmeister
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Stoutmeister, May 27, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with thin patchy brown foam. Light aroma of dark malt, molasses, dark dried fruit, faintly floral. Flavor is sweet dark malt with slight toastiness, dark dried fruit, hints of cranberry tartness, cocoa, oak but all the flavors are overwhelmed by alcohol. Medium to full bodied with light carbonation. If beer was distilled into a liqueur, this is what I imagine it would taste like. There are lots of interesting flavors here and most would make up a nice imperial stout, but it's just a bit too strong to allow the flavors to take the front seat. Rich, warming and definitely worth trying but perhaps too intense for an evening of beer drinking. This would be an excellent after dinner / dessert drink, perhaps with ice cream. As the glass warmed up, it opened up like a good whiskey or liqueur. Tasty but a bit daunting.

LiquidAmber, May 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

bayern1987, May 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

bcp5296d, May 20, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

an enormous beer, just huge in every way. super viscous, heavy booze factor, and a slow sipper for sure. dark black in color with some obvious yeast sediment swirling around and not much head more than a thin tan film on the surface. i get cranberry right away on the nose, its tart and red fruity, a cool compliment to the abundance of specialty dark malts in this beer. alcohol also stings the nostrils, and chocolate, tobacco, and black licorice all flash in and out of the smell. i dont get the floral element much though at all. perhaps overpowered by the intensity of the base beer. the flavor is dense dark grain, heavy srm cara malts, chocolate malt, roasted barley, and those cranberries that dont do much to lighten it up at all, but certainly add an unconventional and appealing layer to this. the beer is so sweet, its super sticky and thick, hard to drink real fast, more textured like a cordial than a beer, and limited carbonation doesnt help that. its extremely sweet too, and the tartness of the cranberries isnt enough to cut it. if they could find a vital and vigorous enough yeast strain for this, it would keep right on going, because there is a ton of residual sugar here. overall a real intense experience, a bottle to share, and one that certainly isnt for the faint of heart. not amazing, but you have to appreciate this.

StonedTrippin, May 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Flight317, May 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

poskok, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

hansavijaticar, May 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

ManLoveBeer, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

psumjl269, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

ralerwen, May 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

Thedrunkirish, Apr 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

osuskin, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4/5  rDev +2%

A: Mahogany hue w/ tan head. Minimal lacing and head retention was limited to rim around the glass.
S: Molasses, dark fruits & sweet malt nose.
T: Brown sugar, oak, roasted malt, ethanol, berries & cinnamon flavors.
M: Smooth, boozy warmth and lingering sweetness and ethanol presence.
O: 18.2%! This is a huge boozy stout.

Paincane, Apr 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

illeagle05, Apr 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

JohnnieNepal, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of tmzl
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%

Look: Pours with small, thick, mocha head, some big bubbles present that pop quickly after the pour. Actually expected a bit more syrupy pour. Fast but good, smooth retention, thin creamy top that mostly diminishes soon, a bit of the mist stays on top for the whole ride. Almost no lacing. Dark brown, looks clear, but can't really see through.

Smell: Dark fruit esters, dry fruits like dates, raisins. Malt presence is strong in this one, deep roast, black bread crust, chocolate milk, dark caramel and coffee. Light alcohol, you can feel it sting in the nose, better to smell it like snaps, a bit further away from the glass - a lot smoother and fruitier, enjoyed it quite a bit. Some freshness, probably from berry esters. Also reminds me of juniper liqueur, dark fruit jam and a little bit of ouzo.

Taste: Starts with huge sweetness, milk and some dark chocolate, dates, raisins, molasses; goes to oak driven roasted milk chocolate, licorice middle and ends with medium roasted coffee bitterness with strong booze and medium sweetness. Doesn't go into unpleasant zone in the after, but it's fat and demands easy, slow sipping. Oak, some minty, herbal undertone and berry sweetness combined with light sourness also present. Leaves lots of flambeed sugar and honey sweetness on the lips.

Mouthfeel: Syrupy, full, medium heavy body, low carbonation, quite some alcohol warmth - definitely a slow sipper.

Overall: Alcohol still quite strong but the beer incorporates a lot of other flavors to play with, each sip something else. It's a big, fat display of huge amounts of fermented and aged dark malts that get tiresome towards the end, but I enjoyed it.

tmzl, Apr 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Bolivian22, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Phobicsquirrel, Apr 05, 2014
Tokyo* from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 592 ratings.