Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
Please note this is the second batch of Tokyo, which is different to the 12.5% first batch.

Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout
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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hikeg (271) - - APR 14, 2016
Pours dark brown with minimal brown head. Aroma is ripe red berries, cough drops, alcohol, red wine, bit of clove, some wood notes. Syrupy initial sweet, heavy bitter, maybe a bit sour. Rather dry, long, astringent finish. Body is full, palate is sticky, carbonation is soft. Not a very successful brew, imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (431) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2016
Noire dense, mousse marron, café doux, ensemble sucrée et sirupeux, fruits rouges mûrs. L’alcool ne se fait sentir en goût mais a son bel effet, évidemment. Une bière digestive complexe et difficile d’accès, dont je ne raffole pas mais elle n’est pas écoeurante. Bouteille 33cl, Version 16.5%, bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 06/04/2016.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
replicant (1) - SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: APR 6, 2016 Wow. What an incredibly complex beer - certainly not your typical Imperial Stout. I get liquor, black berries and other dark berries, some vanilla, dark chocolate and caramel. There is some sweetness at the beginning, but not too much. The balance of all these different flavors in one beer is incredible. All in all, Tokyo* is surprisingly light for a 18.2% beer, the alcohol is really well hidden - but the ABV number obviously encourages sharing the beer as well as slow sipping and starting to enjoy more aroma as the beer gets warmer. Drinking it straight out of a cooled fridge would be a shame in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allanmb (194) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
Pours black with thin beige head. Aroma of red wine. Slight funk/sour aroma too. Taste is sweet, almost port like. Lots of red fruit and some cloves and juniper. Good carbonation for the percentage. Finish is medium dry and slightly bitter. Not a typical impy stout but very good all the same

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnowek (1882) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2016
This shit is wild. Looks like a freshly drawn espresso. Aroma is grain alcohol, balsamic vinegar, and coffee. Taste brings even more coffee and a load of booze. Nice but not particularly creative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosskie (766) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
Pitch black, beautiful big creamy dark beige head. Smell is warm and film. Lots of liquorice on a base of cacao, with fresh cheese, vanilla and leather. Hint of apple. Taste is full and oily, starts sweet but quickly over to bitter ashiness. Finish is astringent dry and smooth. Again lots of liquorice, coffee and cacao. Resin, wood, spicy. Quite bitter but balancing well against the sweetness. Mint. Delicious and quite brilliant how well the alcohol is masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tomekboniek (539) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Butelka. Barwa czarna jak smoła. Piana beżowa, niska, po chwili tworzy nieznaczącą warstwę. Aromat budzi zachwyt i uśmiech na twarzy. Można napawać się aromatem przez długi czas. Wracając na ziemie. W aromacie dębina, czekolada, karmel, ciemne, dojrzałe owoce. Dodatkowo wyczuwalny w aromacie przyjemna woń szlachetnego alkoholu. W smaku przyjemna słodycz, chodź z czasem wydaje się zbyt wysoka i cierpka, przyjemnie zalegająca. Dodatkowo wyczuwalny alkohol ( nie ma co się dziwić, zawartość 16,6% robi swoje).Goryczka wysoka niezalegająca. Alkohol bardzo dobrze ukryty, ale trafia do głowy szybko. Konsystencja oleista, gęsta. Podsumowując bardzo dobre piwo, Cena była wysoka ale nie zawiodłem się. Godne polecenia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (6103) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
12 oz bottle as Tokio* shared by DCLawyer, thanks Jason! Best by October 2024. Dark brownish black, no head. Aromas of chocolate, jasmine, roast, booze. Tastes of dark chocolate, booze, dark fruit, oak. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DevianBeer (17) - ITALY - MAR 5, 2016
tanta tanta violenza, densa come il petrolio,da meditazione profonda e attenta

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 4, 2016
Look: black opaque with dark unstable head. Aroma: chocolate, tar, dried and macerated prunes, black currant. Taste: strong sweetness, moderate to strong bitterness. Flavour: sweet ganache, charcoal, dried blackcurrant, rum, some spicy peppery notes. prominent alcohol. Good and strong, may be too strong.

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