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Black Tokyo Horizon | BrewDog

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93 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This three way collaboration first made its appearance back in November 2010 and is back and better than ever. Sitting at a slightly lower ABV (15.2% compared to 16% originally) this beer is a combination of signature stouts; Nogne’s Dark Horizon, Mikkeller’s Black and our Tokyo*.

This is everything you would expect and then some from such a decadent stout collaboration. Thick, black and viscous, this is a beer which just keeps giving as it warms, with more layers of chocolate, coffee and deep roasted malts coming through in different waves of emphasis, it transforms in your glass and is best indulged in slow.

75 IBU

Added by mdagnew on 09-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,395
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
93
pDev:
11.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
30
Trade:
1
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Photo of DispyDnb
3.29/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of k3ve
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.96/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"This collaborative beer was created when the paths of Mikkeller, Nogne-O, and BrewDog merged. It is an equal combination of ideas and inspiration extracted from each brewery's respective huge stouts, Black, Dark Horizon and Tokyo*." Brewed in the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Available in single 12 oz. bottles. This release is 16.0% abv, presumably the first release.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a rich, dark chocolate brown head of a smooth, creamy consistency over a jet black body. Retention is below average and lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Very complex and inviting nose- chocolate syrup and cocoa nibs, caramel biscuit, moderate roasted grains, delicate lactose creaminess, some vanilla, licorice and earthy spiciness. Potency is modest. 3.75

(Taste) Incredibly bold and rich imperial stout flavor, Cocoa and caramel syrup character up front, transitioning to a very earthy and heavily roasted finish with a touch of moist chocolate, smooth grain alcohol, burnt, toasted grains and spicy licorice on the tail. A lot going on at the back end of this beer, certainly an "imperial" level of flavor, with many of the burnt characters taking precedent over the more accessible stout flavors, for better or worse. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, mildly oily, residual and lightly sticky, lightly dry. Carbonation is light, generating a mild frothiness and a mildly crisp finish. Body is shy of high for the style, high overall. Balance is slightly earthy and spicy over sweet. Alcohol presence is moderate and there are no off characters to mention. 4

(Overall) It's a pretty bold Imperial Stout with a lot of earthy character, spiciness and good depth of flavor. The sweetness is very reserved, with more specialty malt character coming through. Drinks considerably easier than 16.0%, but a menacingly sneaky ale. The price is a bit elevated for this beer so the stakes are high, but I think more often than not stout consumers will enjoy this ale. 4

Brewdog's
Black Tokyo Horizon (With Mikkeller and Nogne-O)
3.96/5.00

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Photo of drpimento
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This bottle was a gift from old co-hort Juan and was the original bottling at 16%. It's aged very well. All characteristics blend seamlessly. There's a roasty sweetness with plenty of power against a background of heavy bitter, yet nothing seems out of place or extreme.

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Photo of Houser
4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

really enjoyed this beer. pours a nice pitch black and moderate thickness. how i want my stouts to look. smells charred like a campfire, and the taste is very similar. solid beer here.

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dseanv
3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Great aroma of toasted brown sugar. Taste is grassy and bitter.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blues_fever
4.96/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

So glad I bought this in Monrovia, no less.

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4.42/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poskok
4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.44/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rubenjr
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 22Blue
4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.93/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Black Tokyo Horizon from BrewDog
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 93 ratings
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