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BrewDog Tokyo

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
The constant, unrelenting noise becomes something purer than sound – reverberating through every part of you as the eyes rush to take in the pixelated arcade action. It’s all-pervading. Small silver coins are your life-blood, Player 1.
Our most involved beer, Tokyo* is an Imperial Stout brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries, dry-hopped with a bucket-load of our favourite hops and then carefully aged on toasted French oak chips.
It’s all about moderation. Everything in moderation, Player 1. What logically follows is that you must from time to time, have excess. This beer is for those times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9889) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
2008-10-22. Pitch black body with a modest tan head that fades fast. (3+) Big aroma, interesting spice notes - cinnamon? Brief fruit is subsumed by massive melange of undecipherable something. Probably juniper per the bottle but I would not have picked it out. Flavour is (illegible) bombastic overload. Light spice character similar to the aroma, again I assume it to be jasmine. Mild fruit undertones show up in the finish and aftertaste. (7+) The aftertaste is actually rather nice, and shows a lot more nuance than the up front flavour profile. Rather interesting but I think a whole bottle of this would be rather hard to finish alone. Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Thanks for sharing this rarity Harry! Bottle shared by HogTownHarry c/o Reakt

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2008
Pitch black, the way I like it. The aroma has some wood going on along with alcohol and almost something that reminds me of salmiakki or perhaps tar, maybe from the burned notes combining with alcohol. Something conjures childhood memories of hot, freshly laid out asphalt on an overcast day. Berries there too. Taste has chocolate, roasted notes, berries, smoke and wood along with an alcoholic kick, something spicy lurks in the background. I like this, could do with some balancing though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2008 Bottle. Black body with thin lacing and then no head. Oak chocolate silky sweet with big etoh. A bit of peat and smoke. Very smooth and drinkable. Lightly bitter coffee but extremely smooth. Actually the alcohol is really well hidden, i dont believe its 12%. A great balance is found here, and nothing seems to come off as excessive. Honestly sessionable!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrianK (200) - Livingston, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2008
Shared by Rciesla. Thanks broski. Big malt and hop flavor. Supposedly this beer has jasmine an cranberries in it but they were both drowned out. Well attenuated and hid it’s alcohol well. Unfortunately I’m not a fan of this one, but I can see what people like about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 16, 2008
Dark, brown tint. Deceivingly smooth. Coffee, dark fruit, a little soot, some vanilla. Warming alcohol. Very impressive to brew a beer of this strength with this velvet smoothness. Fine bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2008
Bottle. Black with a modest light brown froth. Woody, maybe even peaty, roasted aroma. Vanilla, rich chocolate, some roasted coffee as well as rummy flavours. Some spicy aftertaste and also alcohol. Slick, full body. A treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7316) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2008 Small coarseish dark brown head. Opaque black body. Dense burnt vanilla coffee and cocoa aroma, impressively harmonic, with pine needle notes. Dry-sweet pine needle and burnt coffee taste with alcoholic notes. Soft, harmonic, and balanced. Dry orangey chocolate aftertaste. Leaves sticky sugars on the lips. Very, very nice. One to sip, and perhaps to cellar. (0.33l bottle shared by KnutAlbert. Rerated at home.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dedoulequeen07 (135) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2008
Bottle from Brewer. Very complex beer. Great balance of caramel malts, chocolate and oak character. With a strong belnd of liquoirice and bittering hop. Some sour tones and great alcohol finish. Another corker from Martin and James. Yum yum diddy dum.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2008
Pitch black with a small brown head. Looks very oily. Aroma has allot of character, caramell, vanilla, fruit, dark chocolate and more, all in serious harmony. Extremely smooth bodied and oily. Slides down too easily with no trace of the high alcohol. Very complex, smooth, harmonic imperial stout with many layers of taste, chocolate, oak, fruit, burnt wood, ashes, caramell and some hops in the aftertaste. My only minus is that it’s slightly too drinkable, I prefer alittle bit more resistance in my imperial stouts. 33cl bottle bought at Ölbutikken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12136) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Vinnens Verden, Odense.
Pours utterly and completely black with a thin rim of brown creamy foam. Soft and elegant aroma. Lots of chocolate, raisins, apples, roasted malts - and lots of liquorice. Good notes of vanilla, oak and a flowry touch. Low carbonation, wonderful, oily mouthfeel. Flavour is vinious, but the 12 % is nowhere to be found. Incredibly drinkable. Lots of chocolate again, some cocoa, good, lightly tart oak and plums. Some sweetness with vanilla and malts. A long, dry bitterness with roasted malts and good, heavy hoppiness. Very nice!

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