Tokyo* - BrewDog
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4.06/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2014 02:07:11 | More by tmzl
4.04/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from a bottle labeled “Tokio” with a red asterisk.
Poured a black-as-night body with a thick, creamy off-white head. Intense cocoa and French roast coffee aroma with a faded hint of dates or figs and other ester-like qualities. Intensely flavored sweetness (jasmine?) with a big mixture of milk chocolate, mint, vanilla, booze, and a bourbon barrel undertone. Heavy bodied with a thick, chewy, velvety texture.
This beer will hammer you with flavor and alcohol. It's definitely a sipper. Yes, be fully aware of the ABV and read the label to be prepared for the cranberry, jasmine, and oak aging qualities folded into this monster stout. No, this ain't your typical imperial stout, and in this case, this is a good thing. Let the flavor and feel roll about your mouth and wash over your tongue and the intensity of flavor and feel will satisfy any lover of big, bold, dark ales.
Serving type: bottle
03-30-2014 00:11:15 | More by beergoot
Tokyo* from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 573 ratings.