Tokyo* | BrewDog

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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:
89
Gots:
261
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20
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4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Vintage 2010, Konichiwa bitches!

A: Pours a abysmal darkness in liquid form, Absu itself fills my glass! The crown is low and light chocolate brown in colour. Mostly consists of bubbles that persist for quite some time.

S: At first, a tart and almost rubbing alcohol-like smell is what hits the nose. Upon closer inspection the nasal sleuths discover that it is an extremely integrated smell of a tart lingon- and cranberry-scent along with notes of oats and cocoa, like that of a cranberry-infused dark chocolate bar, some peppery notes might be detected as well. Esoteric to say the least -- how deceiving!

T: Sweet to say the least, dark syrup, molasses and rye bread comes to mind. Not bad. After that, the saccharine notes of the syrup transforms to an almost honey-like flavour.
There is a tart cherry-to-cranberry sourness present, but it is hidden betwixt the sweet flavours. There is also an almost abundance of chocolate-to-cola sensation
in this clash of sugary components. Multilevelled to say the least.

Furthermore, when the more spicy and herb-like notes kick in, one cannot escape to make the association with some premium mead, especially with the warming alcohol-with-honey-style present. All of the flavours persevere towards the end, however, if one is to discern a aftertaste it would have to be that of the more sour kind, the tartness really makes a return and inscribes its runes of flavours into the stone of palate. UGH!

M: Thick as a flubber-f*ck (or so I've been told), round and mercilessly omnipresent in the palate (whoa, that came out the wrong way [that as well]). Carbonation is vivid but not overpowering, whilst the

O: A bit pricey but for obvious reasons, still a motherfudging solid brew, and I'd love to have another one. However, not in the nearest couple of hours...

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look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I don't want to imply by some of the things I'm about to say that this beer is bad, but it is certainly not good. The smell was strongly of nail polish remover. The taste was intensely sweet, with a bit of a fruity, appley, taste. However, there was still an overpowering flavour of nail polish remover present. It wasn't something that could really be excused or explained. There must have been some acetone in there somewhere and it really ruined the whole beer.

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