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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4.34/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle at Beer Deluxe. From notes. Best before 09/08/21.

A - Poured pitch black with one finger of medium brown head. Stick rings of lace and no retention.

S - Good dose of chocolate and noticable licorice. Dark fruit was there as well with chocolate covered cranberries and black forrest cake-style aromas. Nice stuff.

T - Tons of chocolate. Sweet but not overly so. You can tell the strength is there without the burn. Dark fruit, lot's of coffee, and a nice dark fruit finish.

M - Big body with good carbonation, and a sweet finish with some dried boozy fruits.

O/D - Nice for the strength. I kept comparing this to Mikkeller Black b/c of the style/strength similarities. Found this to be better. Very smooth and drinks really easy but still gives you a kick once and a while. A nice stout, ultra-strong stout.

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3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pitch black with no head whatsoever. Diggin it.

S: Lots of raisin, charred malt, dark bread, port and wood.

T: I've only had one other beer close to this ABV wise (World Wide Stout) and this is waaay smoother. Big burnt raisin skin flavor upfront with notes of plum, port, brandy and milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is pretty syrupy and it wears on you the more you drink. Overall a pretty accessible beer, all things considered. Pretty impressive.

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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Very dark brown, deep brown head, good retention, a little fizzy, not much lacing.

S: Pungent fruity tones with some hop undertones. Yeasty notes as well, maybe some chocolate. Smells a bit like a barley wine.

T: Reaaallly sweet, almost cloying. Burnt toast, heavy fruit kind of overpower the hops, but they do come through. Chocolate also in there. Definitely a beer for sipping - alcohol very evident.

M: Very thick, syrupy. Carbonation is good for the style. Not much astringency.

D: A challenge to drink, but a good one. Not something I would order often.

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

Batch 007, Best by: 15/1/21, $11.99 at Stateline Liquors in Elkton, MD.

A - Dark brown-black, 1 finger light khaki head, good lacing.

S - Alcohol fumes, milk chocolate, cranberries, cookie dough, light oak.

T - Starts with dark candi sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder; middle is cranberries and fruity hops; finish is light oak with lingering alcohol. The tartness of the cranberries is more present as it warms.

M - Smooth, thick, syrupy, alcohol warmth.

O - Pretty good, like a chocolate covered cranberry soaked in brandy.

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3/5  rDev -24.2%

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3.44/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - dark cloudy with a hint of orange around the edges. Short tight tan head.

S - Heavy alcohol scent. I don't know many boozes, but I am going to go with a cgeap tiquila , like 3-Fingers. Hint of dried fruit and malt.

T - Lots of dark dried fruit; prune, raisin, apricot. Sweet cocoa, malt, honey. A lot is going on with this flavor.

M - Thick but only a very mild tingle on the tongue. Heavy alcohol burn in the throat.

O - The alcohol burn and scent make this difficult to drink too often, but the amazing deep flavor calls you back.

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

Appears a dark, dark black, with dark caramel around the edges. Pours like a liquor, no head whatsoecer

This beer smells incredible. Dark roasted flavors & plums dominate, with a hint of booze. My wife says it smells like umeshu, a Japanese plumwine!

The taste matches the smell. A sweet, sultry mouthfeel gives way to the alcoholic burn, then waves of dark fruit follow. The flavor gets more intense as the beer warms. You gotta man up for this one.

Overall, this is a great offering by the nuts over at Brewdog. Keep it coming!

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