Tokyo* | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 16.50%

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

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3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque black with a gathering of khaki foam around the rim.

Boozy, fairly sweet aroma. Tobacco. Dark rum dominates the profile. Raisins, plums, burnt sugar, dates. The alcohol is a little fusel, but the malt character balances well.

Flavor is soft cherries, boozy, burnt sugar, caramel, toffee, nutty. Wow. Raisiny sharpness, prune sweetness, and rummy alcohol dominate. It's like a combo of port and sweet sherry aged in rum barrels.

Body is full and smooth, syrupy, with minimal carbonation and significant alcohol warmth. Yeah, it's hot. But it's 18 percent.

Rich, decadent, potent, but with complexity to keep the palate intrigued. Definitely a sipper. I'm sure it's cloying for some, but it's delicious.

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look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

BrewDog Tokyo

Appearance: dark brown, small head, and a little good lacing.

Smell: nice fruit, vanilla and oak.

Taste: sugar, molasses, very faint cranberry, and a really light maltiness.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy but not chewy.

This is a good brew as the alcohol is pretty well masked. This batch is fairly young, and I think it will gain much more from aging. The best by date for his batch is in 2021.

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3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So apparently there's 3 different types of "Tokyo" by Brew Dog-
This review will be of the TokIo* (With an "I") Variant.
From bottle to an Innis & Gunn snifter

A: Pours Jet black with a thick, dark tan head of about two fingers. Let it settle and finished the pour. Amazingly, even at 18.2% it kept the head for 3-4 minutes. Clings to the glass like syrup. Almost no lacing once the head was gone though.

S: Dried fruit, Alcohol, sweet Malts, not really getting much in the way of oak. A little coffee, a little chocolate... No hops, but overall pleasant.

T: Malty, almost chocolaty sweetness, yet astringent from the Alcohol. Something in the initial taste is more like a Madeira Wine rather than an Imperial Stout. A bit of that cough syrup initial taste, but the aftertaste is of a slightly buttery oak. Not a single hint of any hops or jasmine.

M: Very rich, after a bit of swishing, very creamy and full bodied. Like any good Imperial or Doppelbock.

O: Not quite what I was expecting- I hadn't read what was in it before buying it, (Or even the price) but I was expecting more of an Imperial Stout. I've always wanted to try something from Brew Dog, and this doesn't disappoint. Though at $14.99 a bottle, I probably won't be buying this very often. If you're looking to splurge, I'd recommend the experience, it's guaranteed to be unique... But if you just want a good Imperial Stout, there are plenty of cheaper alternatives that do it better.

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Tokyo* from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 780 ratings
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