RateBeer
overall
99
83
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 546   ABV: 18.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


sthlm's rating

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
sthlm (1230) - Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2013
[On-tap at The Friendly Spot] I wasn’t going to pay the high price for this beer, but the person I was with did, so I tried some of his. After having tried it, I am extremely glad I didn’t order it. An odd solvent-like (similar to acetone, but slightly different) aroma is very prevalent when cold, but it faded as it warmed. Other than that, this beer is completely dominated by raisin, molasses, and alcohol. A little green pepper, chocolate, and day-old coffee were also in there. Good, thick mouthfeel with a long finish (more chocolate here). What a sweet, boozy mess. Incredible that this is rated so highly, because I found it to be a nearly undrinkable trainwreck.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamTheBarrel (417) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2014
330ml brown 2014 years vintage bottle rated 16.5% ABV, poured into a snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish-black with small brown head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, oak wood notes, muscovado and soy sauce. Flavours of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, liquorice, raisins, prunes, oak wood notes, coffee and spices. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, thick texture and flat carbonation. BrewDog Tokyo* is a little too sweet and syrupy, the 16.5% alcohol volume is however not noticeable in the flavour. A quite palatable but expensive one-off experience

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (750) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2014
dark motor oil pour brown head. Aroma of caramel, oak, cranberries, soy, doppelbock big malt. Tastes wood, leather, slight lactic tart, slight cranberry tart, big alcohol, big caramel, soy slight char. Spritzy yet light carb. heavy palate. hits with the subtlety of a sledge. jasmine gets drowned.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2014
Basically the same recipe as the first batch, but with a lot more alcohol. Creamy beige head, decreasing but leaving a rim around the edge of the glass, much more stable than expected from a beer this strong; colour black, with ruby hue only visible under (very) bright light. Unbelievably complex and overwhelming, yet appealing aroma of dozens of things, including banana, coffee, chocolate, cocoa powder, vanilla, soy sauce, caramel, pear syrup, whisky, kahlua, raisins, cinnamon, pepper,... Equally powerful taste, sweet and slick, very profound maltiness, truckloads of caramel and chocolate, so many things going on in the palate including vivid spicy notes and gentle candied fruits, very thick and oily mouthfeel, powdery too, smoothly merging into a very complex, roasted, hoppy, vinous finish with warming alcohol, which - much to my surprise - manages to stay a lot less astringent than in many beers half its strength. I almost fell off my chair tasting this, the aroma is downright superb. I can hardly grasp where this brewery keeps inventing such masterpieces... Unforgettable experience.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (332) - Alicante, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014
Black color with brown notes and a beige short lasting head. Aroma is complex, liquorish, with dark fruits and coffee. Taste is very sweet, with cranberries, toffee, licorice and vanilla. Full bodied and with dry finish. Can’t find the hops at all. A bit unbalanced aftertaste, with clearly alcoholic touches. Extreme and complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JeyAre (206) - - AUG 16, 2014
Taste first in 16,5% bottle (was a short version in System Bolaget??) Dark, almost black espresso color, quite liquid with minimal brown head. The aroma is caramel, chocolate. The taste extremely sweet. Not my style at all... Very full body, oily texture, flat carbonisation and abrupt finish (sweet anyhow) Overall, a bit too extreme. Could have appreciated it, even without liking the kind of beer, but in this case it is so extreme that it is difficult to rate better ... Maybe will rerate with the 18,2 version in the cellar now, but it can’t ne much different ... Or?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2274) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog website. 2014: Aged for 5 years; powerful, rich red fruit, marzipan, and port-like flavours, red wine notes and a warming, smooth creamy alchoholic finish. Tastes like a 10% beer rather that 18%, nice! 2009: A thick black beer with a very, very, extremely! rich, hot spicy stout-like flavour. It has notes of extremely rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice and a smokey hoppy warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1273) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Huge beer. Pours black lots lacing some head. Nose is syrup sweet. Flavours maple syrup, some espresso. Taste heavy sweet medium bitter. Creamy full body medium carbonation. Nose is very boozy but don’t feel it inmouth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6556) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
sample from a bottle at the beergeek stall at slunce ve skle 2012. rich dark brown with a thin but lingering beige head; aroma of vanilla and cocoa powder; plenty of burnt bitterness cuts through some raw alcohol burn. potent stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2014
@DØE Århus Syd: Scary strong beer which surprisingly fits well. Tastes lovely but not of the barrel.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
ragnevi (1) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2014 does not count
It is not the best Stout I have tried but probably the strongest one... That is probably also the whole thing, it must have been more important to make a beer with 18.2 percent alcohol than great taste. It tastes a bit like cold coffe if you would have drunken it from a cup of wood. Nice color of the beer, black as night and cool label but I won’t buy this again.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 86


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50