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BrewDog Tokyo

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BrewDog Tokyo
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of specialty malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry hopped it with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully aging the beer on French toasted oak chips.


strings' rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
strings (377) - Sydney, - JUL 5, 2009
Bottle in Prague. Well well well... quite delicious indeed. Syrupy in the best kind of way, lovely taste of burnt caramel... [cannot read handwriting after this... only something about an incredible finish? licorice?]


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2015
Dark brown color with beige head, aromas of fruit (cherries, raisins, grapes and berries) and toasted malts (coffee). Full-bodied, thick texture. In mouth, feels like mollasses and fruit. Can feel the ABV (16.5% on the bottle) but not overwhelming. Very sweet with a long dry and bitter coffee finish. Beautiful complexity. I remember thinking that this was close to a fortified wine. Very interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (1063) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Aroma of malt and whiskey, with a hint of caramel. Pours a dark black with a short lasting tan head. Taste of malt, caramel and pepper with a sweet whiskey finish. Thick full bodied feel.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxbol77 (13) - SLOVENIA - JUN 1, 2015
Dark almost black with thin beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, some sweet-sour fruitiness, nicely hopped, oaky, smoked. Sweet with tones of sourness with bitter dry finish. Complex and interesting beer, very tasty.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
McDonaldsSuger (2) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015 does not count
Flaska från systembolaget. Svartare än midvinternatten, brun liten skumkrona. Doft av gammalt träfat, lakrits, mörk choklad med mera. Fyllig djup smak av fat, lakrits, mörk choklad, brännt kaffe och annat. Lätt kolsyrad, småbubblig. Stark! Mycket öl för pengarna!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mbgrayson (622) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - APR 5, 2015
Twelve once bottle of Tokio*. ABV of 18.2%. Pours dark black, with a nice cream colored head. Aroma of cranberry and dark malts. Tastes of alcohol and stout, with notes of fruit. This one is very good, but there is too much going on to be great. Still a clear thumbs up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, fruity, taste is similar, lacks the punch of the 18% version.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
Basically a fruit stout, considering the fact that it contains cranberries, but in fact one of Brewdog’s many experiments with the imperial stout style. Jasmin flowers are apparently also added to the mash. Black beer with beige head and complex and overpowering aroma of candied dates, pear syrup, calvados, coffee powder, flowers and indeed a sourish fruitiness coming from the cranberries, as well as some brandy-like booze. Very intense and concentrated taste, sweetish candied fruits, chocolate, thick, almost syrupy and oily mouthfeel, profound maltiness, meaty, rhum-like warming alcohol in the end with cranberry hints and herbal hops, complex. A truly wonderful impy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - JUL 16, 2014
bien noire, peu de mousse, très sucrée, beaucoup de fruits secs, assez vite écoeurante.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
furthur (426) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle pour, black body with bubbly graham foam. Aroma is cherries, spice, raisins, soy sauce, licorice. Taste is raisins, molasses, black licorice, coffee, cola, vanilla. So sickly sweet! Wow! Palate is good, carbonation subdued. This is like cough syrup. Way too sweet. Can’t believe i’m gonna drain pour.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (305) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
33cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours pitch black with little head. Sweet aroma with nice sweet flavours. First taste nice and fruity with chocolate but aftertaste has a strong alcohol taste.


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