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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Ratings: 786 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of SawDog505
2.84/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured very aggressive into a 20oz Duvel tulip. Pours pitch black with a 3 inch tan head no lace at all. Smell Bourbon, burnt dark chocolate and coffee, and strong whiffs of dark fruits prunes and fig. Taste is that, but a very strong hit of turpentine. Body is thin for its massive abv, enough life, and drinkability is very low. With everything I have said, it is better than it might sound, but not much. A beer that I feel is crazy and excessive. I wish I knew how old because 5 years may tame it down and show the brewers vision, but as is, very hot and messy.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A – Dark chocolate brown with cola highlights. Creamy cap of khaki foam has low-to-moderate retention and low lace.

S – Nose is sweet and surprisingly supple. Maple syrup, molasses, raisins, and milk chocolate.

T – Opens with an interesting interplay of textures: a silky body overlaid with warm booze and lively carbonation. Cream and caramel emerge from the warmth to take center stage over a back drop of charred oak. Milk chocolate, brown sugar, and raisins lead a sweet center before the alcohol resurges to showcase raw wood and jasmine. The botanicals mellow out the sweetness through a light maple syrup finish.

M – Boozy warmth with a creamy texture.

O – Complex, with well executed balance and restraint. Pour 2-3oz servings from a chilled bottle into a wide bodied snifter as you drink it; keeping the bulk of the contents cool as you warm each serving to just under room temperature as you enjoy them throughout the night.

P – Outrageous pairings with seared steak, authentic Mexican mole, pulled pork, lamb shank, venison, creamy blues like gorgonzola dolce, or sweet deserts like flan, crème brulee, cheese cake, and dark chocolate cakes.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not this one, that one..Tokio* A beer that was dedicated to Thanksgiving style festivities last weekend. Popped the top and poured the viscous liquid out in clumps..maybe not quite..Thick, though, low carb..Boozy but not out of control with higher alcohols, just what it should be 18% of ridiculous ethanol pushing some cranberry and chocolate notes forward..Not really getting much jasmine or oak or French..For what this ridiculous beer is, it's pretty solid and probably would age well. A bit pricey, but whatchoo goin do? Good work, gentlemen..

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm generally not a high ABV guy, but I've been reading alot about BrewDog pushing the envelope, so I figured I'd give this one a try. Purchased from the relatively new Beer Pantry, located in the Graybar Passage of Grand Central Terminal. This place is great...but CRAZY expensive. $19 for this 11.5 oz bottle of goodness. This brew is over-the-top in so many ways. Smell, appearance and taste are all going to be a love it, or hate it endeavor. Lots of fruit, sweetness and of course the booziness. I enjoyed it, but be prepared. It will kick your friggin ass.

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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5/5  rDev +26.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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Tokyo* from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 786 ratings