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BrewDog Tokyo Rising Sun Highland Edition

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97
67
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
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When we brewed the first ever batch of Tokyo, we decided to fill three whisky casks, two Highland and one Lowland. Tokyo Rising Sun is the result. We cannot decide if it is a good or bad thing that we managed to forget about these barrels for 4 years. It is definitely a good thing we found them. Brewed in May 2008. And then forgotten about. A beautiful accident. An unsuspecting masterpiece. A beery time capsule. This imperial stout has been aged in a Scotch whisky cask for over 4 years. For more than 48 long months this beer lay hidden in oak in the depths of our north east of Scotland warehouse. Highland Edition Tasting Notes: aged in a Highland whisky cask resulting in a viscous slow motion roller coaster of powdered cacao, hints of burning pirate ships, salted caramel, sharp berries and toasted marshmallow. Best enjoyed with a dose of vagrant optimism.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (95) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Big, black, sticky sweet. Smells of chocolate, whisky, and vanilla. Not much booze on the palate. If you can afford it, go for it..

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pbol01 (10) - Aalborg, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2014 This beer is epic. 4 years on casks leave an overwhelming deep sensation in the beer. It is full bodied, malty, woody and definitely the most defined cask aged beer I ever had. If you haven’t tried this bee sad... :-)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com. Almost black color with huge beige head. Peated whiskey in aroma together with notes of caramel and chocolate. Taste, sweet roaste malt, milk coffee, dates, prunes, wood, peat, whiskey. Full bodied beer. Strong bittersweet alcoholic (whiskey) finish with notes of wood. Extremely tasty beer, I am glad, that I have one more bottle.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markus_h (4) - ESTONIA - JUN 11, 2013 does not count
Bottle 46. Forgotten or intended? Doesn’t matter, the result is close to perfect. My second favourite stout after speedway so far. Doesn’t poor as thick and oily as other imperial stouts but has all the depth and complexity of one, new aromas pealing out once you let it warm up to room temperature. Quite highly carbonated but not much head even so. There is the cherry sweetness of the regular Tokyo combined with the strong earthyness, turf and sulfur of the whiskey barrel. Chocolate in the background.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 17, 2012
from Erzbierschof - black beer with a slightly chaotic dark beige foam left; huge roasted aroma of molasses, cacao and black cherries; peated; thick and very oily; full-bodied; very tasty; a robust sweetness toped by a strong bitterness; long peated aftertaste of black chocolate, whisky, caramel and licorice with a robust warming alcohol kick - huge !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Pyrmir (3194) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2013
330 ml bottle. Near black with tiny mocca head. Aroma of wood, peat, sweet dark malt, roastiness and alcohol. Taste is sweet, syrup, horse radish, molasses and alcohol. Really nice

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kavu (2076) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
0,33 l bottle from the BrewDog webstore. Pours pitch black with a low thick tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, smoke, peat, whisky and alcohol. Flavor is roasted malts, syrup, whisky, alcohol and hops. Sublime.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - OCT 2, 2012
Pours pitch black with nice tan head. Aroma is rich. Tar, whiskey, smoke, peat, sweet and syrup. Full flavor is sweet peat, smoke, whiskey, brown sugar and alcohol. Swell!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thijs (15) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2012 Bottle #763. Aroma from a distance is chocolate and malty caramel. The peaty highland cask comes through upon closer inspection. Taste starts very sweet, then peaty and oak. Taste has chocolate and caramel written all over it, also noticeable are berries. The higher alcohols in the taste (and nose) might be this beer’s main drawback. Aftertaste is dominated by a somewhat dry, woody and smokey finish. All in all a very nice stout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2404) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2012
0,33 l bottle, Brewdog online store.
Black as hell, small creamy tan head. Tart, earth and a huge cloud of smoke and burnt wood, peat and agressive smoke, raisins and some molasses, cocoa in the agressive aroma. Smoke and smoke and smoke in the taste again. Peat with caramel, smoke with burnt sugar, molasses with roasted grains.


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