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Monday
Sep012014

BREWDOG TOKYO

Brewdog Tokyo. This a beer you often hear beer nerds talking about. Have you tried Brewdog’s Tokyo? It’s insane!

When Brewdog relaunched their range with new labels in 2014 the name of this beer seemed to also change. It used to be known as Tokyo with ‘Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout’ on the label. It now seems to be called Tokyo Intergalactic Stout.

Whatever you want to call it, this is not a brew for the faint hearted. It looks innocent enough but underneath is a lurking monster. On the malt bill are marris otter, dark crystal, caramalt, chocolate malt and roast barley. It was hopped with Galena which is primarily used for bittering. For the beer nerds, Galena’s typical alpha acid content is 11.5 to 13.5%. Not surprisingly the result is a relatively high level of bitterness, 90 IBU. Then like a ninja’s flying side kick in comes the ABV – 18.2%! Then if you weren’t dazzled enough, jasmine and cranberries were added followed by aging on French toasted oak chips.

I tried this on tap at The Royal Albert in Sydney when they held a Brewdog tap takeover. I had to try to properly so I went for the largest size on offer, a middy.

Jet black with a thin, creamy light brown head. Sweet boozy port-like aroma. Full body, luscious with a smooth mouthfeel. Initially, there is a very sweet port and mild milk chocolate flavour which is quickly overpowered by a strong port-like flavour. It tastes like a fine port and nothing like a beer. Probably the first time I’ve drunk a midi of port in one sitting. The high ABV gives it a very sweet and boozy flavour, you’d never know it was 90 IBU. If you’re expecting a rich, bitter stout you will be sorely disappointed.

Port fans will love it and everyone else will be left scratching their head.

 

7/10

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