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Tokyo*Tokyo*
BA SCORE
3.96/5
Very Good
783 Ratings
Tokyo*Tokyo*
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,434
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
783
pDev:
14.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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89
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 783 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of BPMeyer27
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bottlefed1
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thierrynantes
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of Kiro
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CharlesK
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.28/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oily black body, dark head that dissipates completely, courtesy of the oak aging. Nose is heavy on the tart cranberry, subdued roasted malt. Shy for such a huge ABV. Taste is sweet chocolate with tart fruit, hint of licorice. No alcohol, for the positive. Finish has a lasting soy sauce tang yuck. Not much complexity, no hints of the jasmine, oak, or alcohol. Medium body, oily, could even be called light. Huh?
If there was ever a beer to make me question the listed ABV, this is it. No telling by the nose, taste, or my own intoxication. I swear, I got more sober while drinking this. As for the rest of it, it was tasty, but also a little weird. Roasty and tart is hard to pull off, and this didn't do it. No real depth- no oak, barely any stout notes, no jasmine. Interesting, especially how they hid the alcohol so well, but not anything beyond moderately enjoyable. No where near worth the price. >:(

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Photo of ChrisMon02
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle split with a good friend.

Unique smell of cranberry, molasses and licorice. Boozy but expected for the ABV. Taste is very sweet cranberry and booze. Odd for a jet black color of beer. Very sweet to start but my palate adjusted as the beer warmed. Glad I got to try but nothing I would seek out again especially with the hefty price tag.

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Photo of Chris33
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boozy. Only sip about an ounce at a time

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Photo of AuntBea
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rivenin
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of agreenman19
4.39/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pmangold
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

jet black, tons of sweet chocolate on the nose. the taste follows with it being very sweet and loads of chocolate flavor in there. it's not nearly as hot as I thought it would be, much easier sipping than I had assumed.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle.
Dark red brown with a minimal head (but from a gentle pour).
Rich sweet, inviting aroma. Overly sweet flavor up front but good balance eventually appears, and the late aftertaste is mildly bitter.
Good complexity.

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Photo of 123321123321
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ricoslim
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jet with no head - that’d be the high ABV. 3.75
Soy, must, cranberry, and bourbon on the nose. 4
Brown sugar, Coke, barrel, vanilla, raisin, char, cherry liqeuer - no jasmine or cranberry.
Finish is endless, cycling through cocoa nibs, vanilla-bourbon, fish sauce and a hit of IBUs. 4
Just past medium, hot, sharp. 3.75

2009, double barrel aged.

Umami! Lots of sugar, lots of sharp edges, too. Whiskey-saoked raisin brandy warming to lots of brown sugar. But just too hot to really get into the depth of flavor, even after a few years to settle. That’s a shame, because it has a lot to offer. At the same time, sad to see it go. Mighty. 4
“Everything that’s dark is in there.” - Carter.

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tokyo* from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 783 ratings