Tokyo* | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a tiny tan coloured head.

The smell is sweet malts, alcohol, caramel and toffee.

The taste is very sweet and boozy. The alcohol is prevalent and burns your mouth. As it warms up there are cherries and cough syrup coming through.

The mouthfeel is like syrup with almost no carbonation.

Overall I though this was pretty good but am struggling to get through a 12oz bottle,I would rather split this, if you don't like an alcohol burn in your beer, this isn't for you.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

bb 4-4-21 Had this one a couple years probably. I'm sure it's smooth and easy drinking by now ;-)

Appeaeance. Pours dark brown with a finger of light tan head.

Smell. Sweet dark chocolate, red berries, booze, lightly floral with some dark malts.

Taste. Tangy red berries and sweet dark chocolate. Surprisingly low alcohol taste, also surprisingly decent tasting. Some herby floral flavours going on as well. Not too shabs!

Mouthfeel. Pretty full body, low carbonation. Kinda sticky.

Overall. Honestly, I was expecting this to be terrible. Pleasantly surprised with this drinkable 18+% beer.

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Tokyo* from BrewDog
3.87 out of 5 based on 771 ratings.
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