Tokyo* | BrewDog

BA SCORE
87
very good
770 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Tokyo*Tokyo*
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.20%

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

Added by PartyBear on 08-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
770
Reviews:
277
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
15.5%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
261
For Trade:
20
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 770 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of Howlader
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of J455K
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chiphansel
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Packs a punch for one that is so unassuming.

44 characters

Photo of Prost76
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Shawner
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
4.54/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Jet black nice little halo of dark brown head. Taste delicious without much booze. Will try to find more

116 characters

Photo of jtk21351
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreenMind
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmccraney
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steban
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
4.96/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle was well over 1 yr old

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,quickly dissipating,foamy,sand-coloured head
S:
-cognac,oak,vanilla,toasty,molasses,chocolate,port wine,juniper berries,curry,caramel,slight coffee,cranberries
T:
-roasty,coffee,bready,cognac,port wine,molasses,chocolate,raisins,cranberries,vanilla,toasty finish
-finishes dry
-medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-low carbonation
-full body
-boozy
O:
Big,Sweet,Boozy,Great

 475 characters

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed from the 12 o bottle (or is it 11.2) in a snifter. This decadent burner pours an oily black with light brown highlights, and a subtle head of tan foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin layer, and subtle lacing. Nose of strong booze, dark roasted sweet malts, and light oak. Flavors exceed the nose with aged barely wine style. Dark chocolates awash with anise on the front and middle of the tastes with deep dark brown sugar sweetness. Middle to back warms with a rocket of strong brandy like notes with a tart cranberry note that is fleeting against the onslaught of sweet malts. Slick and chewy mouth feel, almost oily, with light carbonation that only helps sear in the strong alcohol mingling with an herbal note likened unto ginger. Unique and dangerous.

Liquid sleep aid.

Meaty, beaty, big, and bouncy.

Named for a Space Invaders clone in Japan........Bring on the invaders!

Cheers

 913 characters

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle, Saveur Biere - Pours dark red with a very small tanned head which disipates quckly. Smell - heavy on cranberry, light roasted malts, boozy. Taste - Berry sweeteness with strong alcoholic after feel. Nice winter sipper that grew on me after every sip.

 265 characters

Photo of Rodosman
3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bottlefed1
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thierrynantes
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer bottle (33 cl.), purchased from Super Market !
Appearance : dark black color with tan foam head.
Smell : malty, roasted, wood and alcohol aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : "old Porto" flavors, with alcoholic and warming finish.
Overall : a nice beer in the style "oak aged Imperial stout", the strongest beer I've tasted for a long time.

 337 characters

Photo of Kiro
4.4/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.79/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CharlesK
4.31/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tokyo* from BrewDog
3.87 out of 5 based on 770 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe