Tokyo* (intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout) (Aged 2 years+) – Brewdog


From Brewdog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes the “Tokyo* (intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout)” aged in my cellar from March 2013 to December 2015. The beer pours an opaque black with a brown head.  The aroma consists of roasted malts, toffee, chocolate, cranberries, oak and sweetness. The flavour is of cranberries, oak, chocolate, toffee, caramel, dark fruits, sweetness and some booze warmth at the end. The alcohol content comes in at 18.2% with an IBU of 90. This beer is epic in all ways. I wish I could get more of it but it no longer seems to be sold in BC. This is only a 330ml bottle but it should be shared or drank over two days unless you want to have a bad morning!

Commercial Description:  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.

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Jack Hammer Ruthless India Pale Ale – Brewdog


From Brewdog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes the “Jack Hammer Ruthless India Pale Ale”. The beer pours an orange colour with a white head. The aroma consists of earth, floral hops, citrus and maybe a hint of alcohol. The flavour is of earth, citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, caramel, pine, resin and hops bitterness. The alcohol content comes in at 7.2% with an IBU that is theoretically hopped to 200+. Actual IBU is probably in the early to mid 100’s as it is not physically possible to get actual IBU in the 200’s. This is a spectacular IPA and I am sure it is even better back in Scotland as the hops will mellow while shipping from Europe.

Commercial Description:  Start with a colossal grapefruit aroma. Pile on bitterness after thumping bitterness, and ride the anarchy wherever it takes you. The caramel razor is sharp, but the resinous bite drills straight through your taste buds.  For blitzing the mediocre, raising hell and revelling in the aftermath, Jack Hammer is the end of the line. The hopped-up, pucker-mouthed terminal extreme of craft brewing. This beer is bitter. Very bitter. If you push that button, don’t say we didn’t warn you…

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Tactical Nuclear Penguin – Brewdog


Super Limited Edition
Batch Number 918 Best Before 26-06-23 (consumed 18-01-2014)

From Brewdog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes the “Tactical Nuclear Penguin” a beer that puts new meaning to Imperial Stout.  This beer starts out as a 10% alcohol stout that is aged for 14 months in Scottish Whiskey Casks and then is freeze distilled over and over to bring it up to its insane 32% alcohol content!  The brew pours a deep syrupy brown with little to no head present.  The aroma is overly boozy with some molasses and fruits.  The flavour is of syrup, molasses, liquid sugar, dark fruits, oak, vanilla, licorice and yes there is a booziness to this brew but not as you would expect.  What you get from this beer is a flavour reminiscent of a very expensive Liqueur and not of an unrefined monster.  This beer has a mouthfeel similar to a syrup as it is very viscus.  Like it was stated this beer comes in at an insane 32% alcohol content so it is not to be trifled with.  As the bottle states “This is an extremely strong beer, it should be enjoyed in small servings and with an air of aristocratic nonchalance.  In exactly the same manner that you would enjoy a fine whisky, a Frank Zappa album or a visit from a friendly yet anxious Ghost”.  I have heard mixed reviews of this beer but I am completely on board with this beer and would love to get a second bottle.  If you can find this beer and unless you are in Scotland or England I doubt it pick a bottle up if you can stomach the price and believe me it is steep!

Commercial Description:  No Penguins were harmed in the making of this beer; some humans did get very, very cold though.  It was worth it.  The Antarctic name, inducing schizophrenia, of this uber-imperial stout originates from the amount of time it spent exposed to extreme cold.  This beer was initially double barrel aged for 14 months; maturing in the deep, rich oak of Scottish whisky casks.  After this epic maturation the beer was then frozen, then frozen again, then frozen again.

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IPA Is Dead (4 pack) – Brewdog


From Brewdog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes there latest project called “IPA Is Dead” 2013 edition.  4 different beer were produced using the same malt backbone but 4 different hops varieties were used including Dana, El Dorado, Waimea and Goldings.  This was all brought together in a really cool 4 bottle variety pack!

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Each beer in this series had an alcohol content of 6.7% and an IBU of 75.  Each one tasted very different because of the Hops used in them though.

Goldings

The goldings edition poured a copper colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of fruit, floral hops and malts.  The flavour is of pine and resin up front with a fruity and bitter finish.

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El Dorado

The El Dorado version poured a copper off white colour with an off white head.  The aroma consisted of pine, tropical fruit, malts and a floral hops.  The flavour was of pine, tropical fruits, malts and a good hops bitterness to finish it.

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Waimea

This Waimea version poured a cloudy yellow with a white head.  The aroma consisted of citrus, floral hops, fruit and a mild pine.  The flavour was of pine, resin, citrus and hops bitterness.

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Dana

The Dana version poured an orange colour with a white head.  The aroma consisted of citrus, fruits and floral hops.  The flavour was of pine, citrus, orange and a hops bitterness.  This was my favorite one of all 4 IPA Is Dead variants.

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Commercial Description:

IPA is dead showcases 4 killer hops varieties. The result is 4 radically different single hop IPAs. Each IPA contains the same malt backbone and is brewed to be 75 IBU and is enthusiastically kettle hopped and dry hopped with a single variety.  Using the same base 6.7% beer, a baby version of our Hardcore, we slam a mouth puckering 75 IBUs on top of a base of Marris Otter, Crystal Malt and Caramalt before throwing dizzying amounts of hops at these beers.  Our 2013 release sees us brew with Dana, El Dorado, Waimea and Goldings hops.

 

 

 

Tokyo* (intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout) – Brewdog


From Brewdog out of Aberdeenshire, Scotland comes the “Tokyo* (intergalactic fantastic oak aged stout)”.  This is the most extreme beer I have had up until this point and not many beer made will compare.  The Stout pours a deep opaque brown colour with a brown head.  The aroma is of cranberry, prune, oak, licorice, roasted malts and alcohol.  The flavour consists of fruits such as sweet cranberry and prune with roasted malts, sweet chocolate, coffee, licorice, oak, hops bitterness and some alcohol (but not huge alcohol).  The beer warms you with every sip.  With an alcohol content of 18.2% and an IBU of 90 this is one dangerously tasty brew!  That is right I said 18.2% alcohol you did not read that wrong!!!!!!  This is only a 330ml bottle but it should be shared or drank over two days unless you want to have a bad morning!

This beer received a 98/100 rating on http://www.ratebeer.com and an 87/100 on http://www.beeradvocate.com so it is not just a gimmick but a great beer.

Commercial Description:  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.

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