Tokyo* - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Tokyo*Tokyo*

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

262 Reviews
THE BROS
-
no score

(Send Samples)
Reviews: 262
Hads: 702
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 80
Gots: 234 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
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
View: Beers (110) | Events
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 262 | Hads: 702
Photo of dmsohyea
2.92/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, served in a Stone "Vertical Epic" glass.

A: a strong pour yields barely a half finger of dark tan, soapy head. Not a lot of lace, but some retention. Not completely black, some light penetrates.

S: Smell is pretty decent. Lots of chocolate and a hint of cranberry. It says there is also jasmine, but I can't smell it. Smells a bit like one of those dark chocolate covered, dried cranberries soaked in vodka. Yeah. Definitely some strong alcohol scents. So strong, in fact, that as I was trying to pick up various scents my eyes started watering from the alcohol fumes.

T: taste very closely follows the nose plus a bunch of burnt malt flavor. Chocolate cherries and tons of alcohol on the finish. Super hot and boozy. A little bit sweet for me, but to be expected for such a huge beer.

M: Actually not a strong, thick motor oil consistency. Very little carbonation, but not super thick and deathly.

O: Overall not terrible for such a big beer, but also too strong and not smooth at all. Alcohol isn't hidden and you taste every bit of that ABV. Certainly won't be trying this one again. (1,119 characters)

Photo of danieelol
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

A: Tasty looking pour with thin but very persistent head. Dark black, good lacing. Really impressed with this one's appearance considering the ABV. 4.5

S: Definitely get sulfuric stouty smell and also something like juniper berries. Also, hops. Also get some musty woody notes like a wood workshop. Alcohol well hidden. Definitely notice the familiar Brewdog hop profiles as it warms also. Smell is complex but a bit subtle and faint. 4

T: Surprisingly sweet, loads of residual sugar in this. It hides the alcohol _extremely_ well though. Smoky notes coming in later. But it's still so sweet. To an almost sickly extent. 2.5

M: Pretty good for the style. 4

O: Enjoyment is substantially reduced by the excessive quantities of residual sugar. I couldn't finish the whole bottle. 1.5 (785 characters)

Photo of lackenhauser
2.97/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a very muddy looking brown color. Mild ring of carbonation. A ton of sediment, need to hold back near the end of the pour. Very oakey and solvent smelling. Flavor of dried fruit, oak, burnt coffee and a mild spiciness. Alcohol is fairly obvious. Mildly sticky and gummy sweetness. Average body. Ok overall. Needs to age a great deal to remove the "hotness". Nowhere near the balance and complexity that I liken it to if I was to compare it to a WWS at the same abv. (471 characters)

Photo of Urbancaver
2.98/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance- pours thin and remarkably clear... Was expecting a thick dark beer...

Smell- smells like oak and alcohol... Not much else to it

Taste- burns the lips... Tastes like oak, oak, and more oak...

Mouthfeel- thin and burning... Not much stout to it as the flavor is dominated by the oak flavor

Drinkability- well, for an 18% it's nothing special... Raisin d'extra and others are far more drinkable... (410 characters)

Photo of laituegonflable
3.03/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep brown - not quite dark, as it's brown all over that. Head is modest, but a reasonably good retention, lace is alright but not very sticky. Looks a bit plain, but not bad.

Smell is incredibly boozey. Actually feels like it's giving me a headache just sniffing that. Very sweet with huge alcohol phenols. Has a refined-sugar/rum kind of aroma, and disappointingly little dark or roasty characters off it besides a slight sweet chocolate fragrance.

Taste is incredibly strong, very sweet with golden syrup combining with slight chocolatey notes, and a genuine heat from alcohol on the back. Only a slight sip gives you a huge amount of flavour, so marks for that, but it's strong so of course you will get that effect. Brown sugar, some peppery spice, but really the palate is unnuanced with the dominant flavour being strong alcohol. Doesn't quite harness its own strength, and the booziness dominates an otherwise fairly unilateral palate.

Syrupy, fairly thick mouthfeel. Definitely feels heavy as well as tasting it. Can't say I'm a huge fan.

Yeah, not an unpleasant experience, just doesn't have any sparkle to it. Like a really strong, muscular person with no personality. (1,191 characters)

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Ok, so my bottle reads "Tokio*" with a red star. Not sure what this means, probably nothing given Brewdog's dabbling in gimmickry. No worries, beer's beer.

Pours a dark brown or light black (light black?). Head is minimal. Lacing is non-existent. Oily

Aroma beings with interest: tartness of cranberries and some dark chocolate. Faint hints of strong coffee. And alcohol. The former characteristics don't cover up the booze. Caramel and molasses come through a bit later.

Taste has a cacophony of the aromas. Caramel, chocolate, booze, cranberries (not picking up any jasmine), and faint coffee. Vanilla makes an appearance to kill the molasses. Too bad. Still, the oak chips don't pack much of a punch, which is good for me. Sometimes I think oak is just too pushy. Anywho, this is a tough beer to drink. Boozy and the flavors don't calm that down. Maybe age it 8 years, but not sure how that would turn out. (912 characters)

Photo of flyingpig
3.08/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Murky brown colour with hints of red along with a soapy lacing around the brim that is quite patchy.

Very spicy on the nose with a strong oak prescence and plenty of peat as well. There is some chocolate and coffee along with hints of cranberry and rasins. There was a background dark fruit aroma and some wood along with tiny amount of plum.

Spicy & incredibly strong. I could detect a lot of oak and peat along with some wood and a huge alcohol kick. This is blended with some honey and cranberry as well as some plum but this is minimal. There was also some brown sugar thrown in for good measure. It was quite complex again but far too strong for my liking. Almost like a whisky at times.

Thick with a full body and almost no carbonation at all. As I mentioned, it was quite spicy on the palate with a mix of sugar and oak in the alcohol infused finish that lingered for some time.

As expected, this one was an very strong beer and made for very slow drinking with three of us splitting a 330ml bottle and still struggling to finish it in one sitting. Worth trying for the experience alone but not really an outstanding beer in its own right.

1001 Beers To Try Before You Die:
http://abarwithnoname.wordpress.com (1,221 characters)

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

11.2 oz. bottle, $12.99, best by 12-14-19. Cute.

This beer is clear, with a dark brown body that has ruby red highlights if I shine my LED light through it. There was a very thin layer of hear, which quickly disappeared. Not even a ring.

Aroma started out as sweet fruits, mostly cherries and berries. Then dark malt followed, with some tannins and indeterminate hops. I couldn't tell if they were piney, floral, grassy, citrusy, or just plain resinous. Because they were overpowered by a boozy smell, like whiskey.

Taste was bitter at the forefront, followed by some very dark malt. Then came a blast of alcohol, followed by tannins from the oak. Finish was roasted malt, with a little bitterness.

Mouthfeel was most definitely oily and slick. Nowhere near as viscous as I would have expected from something this heavy on the malt.

Drinkability has to take a big hit, however. I had to struggle to get through it. If ever a beer was a true sipping beer, well, this is it. Based on what I have had so far, of course. I still plan to have a few thousand more kinds over the next few decades. I am starting to rethink whether I should buy a bottle of Tactical Nuclear Penguin or not. (1,188 characters)

Photo of roblowther
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Well....I assume this is the same beer. Mine is labeled "TOKlO" but it is, indeed, a 18.2% "intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout" Pours VERY thick and black, with a thin tan head. Smells of berries, chocolate, a sting of alcohol, and wood. Tastes of chocolate, burnt coffee, a very noticable alcohol burn, and a sharp hoppy aftertaste. Very sweet up front, very hoppy in back, very challenging on all fronts really. Mouthfeel is creamy, chewy, mildly carbonated, and oily at the end. Drinkability is a tough one for this beer. When you set out to do this much, its not going to be a beer is agreeable to its impending meeting with the inevitable. This one fights back. Its a really great attempt to push the envelope & one I'm really glad to be able to try. (759 characters)

Photo of nickd717
3.22/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at City Beer in SF.

Pours nearly black in color - not quite as black as I expected it to - with a small, fading tan head. Fairly viscous.

Aroma is pretty crazy. Very vinous and fruity, along with roast, chocolate, earth, and booze. Lots of booze. A little tartness evident even.

The flavor is dominated by dark fruits, interestingly. Red wine, cranberries, cherries, and prunes stand out. There is also some roast and chocolate, but it is definitely in the background. Lots of alcohol.

Boozy and warming on the palate with surprisingly thin body (although still above average) given the ABV. Carbonation level is medium-low.

This beer is fine overall, it's just not a very well-crafted imperial stout in my opinion. This seems to be a case of throwing as much as possible into a beer and hoping something good comes out. Tokyo* is definitely an extreme beer, but as for whether it's a good beer, the jury's still out. (929 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Had to open this guy after Rip Tide let me down so much. Can this brew redeem the Dog?
Pours a cloudily opaque black-brown with a highly transitory head of tan bubbles that leaves no lacing at all behind. There's a heavy pall of alcohol in the nose covering notes of oak, coffee, caramel, and roasted malts. This pattern is renewed on the tongue, as notes of vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, and roasted dark malts are o'ercovered by a heavy alcohol burn. Luckily this burn rolls in after the other flavors have a chance to grab hold of the tongue, but they are nearly forced off the cliff when the ill wind starts a-blowin'. Things look better in terms of the body, which is a nice bit o' husky with active carbonation and a relatively smooth texture. Unfortunately, the drinkability takes a good hit with the alcohol and its burn, which turn this brew into a languidly slow sipper. I must say that this is indeed a step up from the Rip Tide, but not much of one; the Paradoxes stand head-and-shoulders above them both. Still, an admirable attempt and an intriguing could-have-been. (1,117 characters)

Photo of billab914
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

355ml bottle into a snifter. Dark brown in color with a thin lacing scattered across the top. Decent retention to it as I drank it.

The juniper and cranberry give it a very noticeable fruity and herbal quality. Darker, roasted malts give it some notes of chocolate, caramel and a touch of coffee. I get a little of the oak in it as well and the alcohol isn't too bad all things considered. It's very sweet and a little overly fruity though.

The taste shows more of the sweeter, fruity qualities to it with both cranberry and cherry flavors to it. It's got a lot of caramel sweetness to it throughout. The finish shows a little more of a dark, roasted malt flavor with a touch of oak as well. The herbal juniper is a little noticeable lingering in the finish.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side and syrupy. Carbonation is low. Overall, it was a decent beer but definitely not an outstanding one in the style. It was very sweet and a little too fruity for me. The over done sweetness combined with the syrupy mouthfeel and alcohol heat just didn't work all that well for me. The roasted malts and oak were overshadowed unfortunately. (1,138 characters)

Photo of d4114
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Black but light gets through the sides and is blood red; Has nice head about one finger of tan head with small bubbles.

S- Well you definitely get the alcohol, I think I might have got high from smelling this beer. Oak with dark fruits, a sweet chocolate, caramel and a little banana.

T- Alcohol overpowers most flavors but after that sweetness hits you, then the fruits, bitter in the middle, then left with more sweetness and a woodiness.

M- Full bodied, not much carbonation very wine like.

O- Just too hard to drink. Lots of really good flavors and fun to drink but its just too harsh, it could use some age. Also I drank this bottle by myself but I would suggest splitting it with someone even though its only a 120z bottle. (736 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Beer on tap at a local beer bar. My wife ordered this and we shared it. Beer is black with a brown thin head made up of big soapy bubbles. There is some lacing on the glass but I can't see any carbonation. It looks fine (served in a snifter btw).

I did not look at the menu until after I took a sniff of this beer. I immediately asked my wife what the ABV was, 18.2 %. Shit. The beer kind of smells like nail polish remover. Its sweet and really really hot. Lots of alcohol in the nose. Really knocked me over and made me fearful to drink it. Bring on the extreme.

Beer is primarily sweet and thin. The description on the menu says that it was made with jasmine and cranberries. If you say so Brewdog, I don't get any of that and I'm usually pretty good at picking stuff out like that. Drinkability is fine for such a giant beer but mouthfeel is too thin and there's not a lot going on in the taste department. The liquor quality of this beer overwhelms any subtly and any flavors you may have wanted / been expecting.

I didn't order this beer but it represents a "new" trend in brewing and by brewers, especially this brewer and others like DFH. Bigger isn't always better, more ethanol doesn't make you some brewing genius. How about a session beer everyone? How about something with some flavor other than malt and ethanol? How about making a beer with cranberries and making the cranberries the star? I'm sick of it. (1,423 characters)

Photo of phillybeer7779
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a snifter. Listed as a stout, but poured a much lighter color, one that would be more associated with a darker barleywine or old ale. The smell was of cranberries and some jasmine, with a hint of alcohol. The cranberries and jasmine were both present in the taste, but the alcohol was very much in the front. As far as mouthfeel, the cranberries and jasmine were in the front, but the alcohol burn took over in the end, I could feel when this one reached my stomach. This beer is 18.2%, and I could feel this with every sip. This beer is not totally undrinkable, but there is no way I would want to even smell another one of these after having one. Purely a sipper, and one that should probably end an evening of drinking (provided that you didn't drink all that much). Overall a worthwhile and enjoyable beer to try, but know what you are getting into! (879 characters)

Photo of kirok1999
3.29/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice looking stout, rich black with a nice thick off white head. Nice smell too, lots of sweet malt, chocolate, mild coffee notes, raisins and cherry. Taste is overpoweringly sweet, made me shudder. Aftr you get over the sweetness some of the other flavors come through. Mild musky spice, a bit of lingering tartness and just a ton of sugar. Glad I split it with 3 other guys cause there's no way I would havewanted to finish the whole bottle myself. (452 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

"Tokio*" pour from a bottle into a snifter. Very thin head and almost no lacing. Cloudy reddish-brown body. Nose has significant alcohol and fruit esthers, some honey. Taste is hoppy with significant alcohol 'burn' but not overpowering considering the ABV. Cranberries (mentioned on the bottle) barely detectable; as for the jasmine, I doubt that I'd be able to tell. Definitely honey as well. Bitter overall, but significant sweetness to balance. Mouthfeel thin, unremarkable, but with a burn from the alcohol. Ultimately overpriced (as compared to something like Samichlaus); as for high ABV, they don't come much higher, though. Not too drinkable, all things considered, unless you have a taste for very strong, alcoholic beer and have the deep pockets to match. (765 characters)

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Have had this and a second bottle for a long time (over a year). I think I got them from Pino and Patrick?

Batch 10. Best before 04-04-21

Poured in to CBS snifter.

A - Black with half a finger of medium brown head.

S - Big sweetness up front - milk chocolate, molasses, cranberries, caramel and a hint of jasmine.

T - Bold flavours and a big alcohol presence that almost burns up front. Very sweet and syrupy, with milk chocolate, molasses, caramel, dark fruit, oak and some rum-like flavours. The cranberry is present as well and adds a slight tartness.

M - Medium, almost full body. Light carbonation.

O - This was interesting enough. Considering the ABV, I wasn't expecting this to be smooth but it was very sweet and syrupy and I couldn't even get through 12 oz. (779 characters)

Photo of pmlondrigan
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Jet black with 2 finger chestnut head. Slightly clingy lacing. Perfume from jasmine plays with the thick chocalaty malty aroma more then I thought. Chocolate, sweet, foriegn flavors I attribute to the jasmine and cranberry. A little burnt from the booze, which isn't too well hidden. Bitter chocolate in the finish, slightly cloying. The more this warms the more I think it needs to sit in the bottle and dry out. This beer is kinda getting to me. I would say a 12 ounce bottle is all I could handle, not to drinkable, too sweet, too boozy. (540 characters)

Photo of cratez
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

3oz sample courtesy of Chris Dynes. Thanks dude!

A: midnight black in colour with ruby edges. A thin tan head and dots of lacing make a brief appearance before subsiding about halfway through. Given the weight of this beer, I'm surprised that the initial pour produced some foam and lace. Pretty impressive.
S: very hot and aromatic liquor, whisky, a strange doughiness (like stale sour dough bread?), smoke, nail polish, coffee liqueur, leather, and a strong sweetness that I can't put my finger on.
T: extra dark chocolate, raw cocoa, roasted barley, liqueur-like flavours, damp wood, port wine, prunes, a touch of maple, earth, and a bittersweet, boozy aftertaste.
M: sharp palate, fuller than medium but thin for the style, drying finish with alcohol on the breath.
D: an obvious sipper, I prefer this over the Bismarck. The booze dominates, no doubt, but the beer displays a respectable range of flavours and aromas, and I managed to finish 1/4 of a bottle. Worth trying if you're looking for something novel. (1,018 characters)

Photo of mikehblack
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 007. Poured into a snifter.

A- Black with brown edges. Khaki head dissipates very quickly into a thin ring. Leaves tons of alcohol on the glass.

S- Nose is sweet with heavy heat. Finding some roasted malts and dark fruit in there but the alcohol just dominates.

T- Like a Port wine, sweet and with lots of fruit depth. Chocolate and coffee notes are hidden by the high alcohol. Burns on the way down.

M- Very nice silky mouthfeel, coats the tongue and roof of mouth. Leaves a trail of heat.

O- Pretty interesting but it could use a good amount of time to bring down the heat. It is way too boozy right now. (617 characters)

Photo of Gosox8787
3.38/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Bottle labelled "Tokio*" at 18.2% ABV. The description on the label matches the description on here, so here I will review it. 11.2 oz. bottle poured into my Dogfish Head snifter. Best by date of March 2020 on the label, so I am gonig to assume this is about a year old. That timeline fits pretty well with when Brewdog started distributing here.

Appearance: Appearance almost resembled Coca Cola on the pour. Bright fizzy head that receded rather quickly, not surprising with the ABV on this beast. Almost midnight black, very daunting.

Aroma: Big whiff of alcohol in the nose, but honestly not as bad as I was expecting considering the ABV. Chocolate and rum notes are definitely present. Definitely comes off as very sweet. I am also getting a fruit (cherry perhaps) note in there. I assume this is from the cranberry.

Taste: Overwhelming sweet chocolate and booze. Again though, the alcohol is not as hot as I would expect (still really hot and almost drinks like a watered down shot at times). I'm getting a couple roasted notes and some chocolate but there is a lot of just sweet sugar here too. The cranberries again lend a tart, fruity note that I think tastes almost more like cherries. The fruit borders on the line between sweet and a bit tart. I'm not getting any jasmine, but I assume that is likely due to the strength of all the other flavors. Definitely warming throughout.

Mouthfeel: Not as full as I expected, minimal carbonation. Goes down smooth enough for what it is.

Overall, not the most drinkable or balanced beer but I genuinely liked it for the most part. The price tag is high and it is certainly not something I would buy a ton of. It drinks hot, but not as bad as I had prepared for. I would be really interested to see how this tastes in ten years. I really think it would require a really long cellaring to get rid of any of the heat here. (1,890 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. Thanks, Max.

Pours black with no head or lacing. Nose brings quite a bit of pungent herbs and some booze. The taste is smilar, win the booze and gin-like characteristics taking over. No cranberry detected. Feel is somewhat light all things considered. Lots of booze. Interesting, but not highly drinkable. (327 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bottle into Erdinger pint glass in low altitude Galway, Ireland. Very excited for this brew, though it cost me around 8 Euro for the bottle.

A: Pours a beautiful tan head with lots of cream and brilliant retention. There's a lovely bubble show to feast thin eyes on wile you wait for the opportunity to try it. I can't wait to try this beer.

Sm: Smells strongly of alcohol, oak, and almost bourbon. Very musty. Hard to smell past the alcohol for any usual stout notes, but I plan to find out in the taste. A very appealing scent.

T: As I prepare to taste it (after five minutes), the head is still a solid two fingers. Impressive for this high an ABV. A complex body. The oak comes through and carries strong through the finish. The cranberry taste is very subtle to the point that I wouldn't taste it if I weren't searching for it. As for the Jasmine, what the hell does that taste like? I'm usually disappointed with Brewdog, especially for how much their beers cost, but this beer is the first exception. It's brilliantly complex yet still refined. Here is a worthy oak aged stout.

Mf: It's as heavy as it needs to be to carry the taste, while still smooth. It is far too syrupy, however. Almost a bit slimy.

Dr: At this price, I won't have it again unless an occasion arises that warrants it. It's a good beer, but I'd have to have stateside prices to justify purchasing it a second time, especially when there are other barrel or oak aged stouts I prefer. All in all, it's well done, but expensive (this may summarize the opinion most have towards Brewdog in general). (1,582 characters)

Photo of YouSkeete
3.42/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Deep brown, mahogany-oak colored with an orange tint. Mildly cloudy. No head whatsoever with practically no lacing.

S: Molasses, wood and oak, bourbon, bananas, bittersweet chocolate. Lots of complexity in the nose, tons of aroma.

T/M: Heavy molasses and sugared fruits on the initial sip. Burn and warmth of the ABV% is quite apparent to say the least. Honey sweetness, bourbon, wine-like dark fruits and a mild hop bitterness compose most of the body of this brew. Jasmine is hardly recognizable in my opinion, yet the cranberries add a nice sweet bite to the body. Very malty and very sweet. Oakey/dry aftertaste. Medium carbonation with a heavy and full body.

D: The alcohol content in this bad boy is a little too much for the rest of the flavor... all though, for what it is it's a pretty good brew. (811 characters)

Tokyo* from BrewDog
86 out of 100 based on 262 ratings.