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82
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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 1062   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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.
Formally 18.2 % ABV

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
strawman (26) - - MAY 5, 2012
On draught at Brewdog Newcastle Another outstanding example of craft ale from the boys at Brewdog. Deep dark red with strong sherry flavours. Very pleasant on the palate with cranberry and jasmine in just the right, balanced, amounts. The head did not last long unfortuantely, but this did not stop it from being an excellent beer. Im not usually one for the stronger beers as generally to me, anything over 11% is totally unpalatable, however Tokyo* has bucked the trend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
14th August 2009
Very dark brown - red beer, just about clear. Short lived tan head. Dry and fairly soft palate. Immediate spirity alcohol but not too hot. Sweet malt and repressed sweet cranberry. Jasmine is there but well integrated and subtle. Finishes dry and with tongue tingling sweet spirits. Intense!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kabsetter (103) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2012
Bottle from retailer in Florida batch 907, with a slightly different label (the * is red and the Y in tokyo is an L. Totaly unique aroma with a hint of jasmine, very nice. Taste is like no other Imperial stout with the cranberries providing a nice balance to the abundant malts. The drinking experiance is unique , but very pleasant. A treat! Hats off to Brew Dog for creating a different beer that Works.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 28, 2012
On tap at Brewdog Camden. Pours a darkb brown colour with a minimal beige head. Aroma is deep and boozy: very sweet with notes of red wine, wood, coffee, whiskey. Taste is over the top and very sweet: booze, whiskey, coffee, red wine, plums and oak. Long sweet finish sticking in your mouth. Body is thick, sticky, with soft carbonation. Overall, extremely tasteful and over the top beer, deep and complex. But definitely something to sip in small quantities, boozy and sticky.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog.com. I bloody love this beer. Very big stout although not so much like other big stouts I have had. A lot sweeter and a lot more boozy. Tasty indeed

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OmegaX (1374) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
Bottle pour. Nose is permanent marker, cocoa, some red fruit, red wine, plums, raisins, some molasses, and berries. Lots of alcohol but not overbearing. Body is dark brown with a light tan head. Thin lacing. Taste is some raspberry, light chocolate, caramel, alcohol, raisins and molasses. Nice and one of the better high ABV brews Ive had. There is actual flavor and not just alcohol.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldfitzgerald (4) - Brighton and Hove, East Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2012 does not count
One of the best Imperial Stouts available, pure rich velvet roast flavours. Magic brew, well worth the price and delivery costs. Special occasion indulgence! Big cheers to the Scottish chaps

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2012
Draft at Churchkey. Cloudy dark mahogany/brown pour, minimal film of a head at the edge of the glass. Nose and flavor are dark fruit driven, with lots of booze, plum, red wine, Chambord, brandy, and other sweet fruits, though not in a particularly appealing way. Kind of a mess, and the heat really isnt hidden much at all. Ugh.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
Bottle on multiple occasions. Black pour, beautiful. Bizarre aroma, hard for me to describe. Almost smells like something you shouldnt drink, but somehow its still good. Dark fruit (plum, mostly) dominates, along with the burn of alcohol, oak, malt. Negligible carbonation, smooth body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8249) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2014
33 cl bottle @ ISKTR. Rated on 20.03.2011
Aroma has alcohol, some herbs and licorice. Flavour is rather strong on alcohol and herbs. Also some salty licorice, soy sauce and hints of chocolate. Too spicy and alcohol comes through, but lets see if aging makes this better. 7+4+8+4+15=3.8

33 cl bottle @ home. BBE 24.04.2020
Aroma is boozy with licorice, some gluey tones, hints of soy sauce and herbs. Flavour has booze, some salty licorice, herbs and hints of soy sauce. Nope, this is still too boozy. But at least this warms my throat nicely. 7+3+7+4+14=3.5


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