BrewDog Tokyo Rising Sun Highland Edition

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

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 396   ABV: 13.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.4
Beerhunter111 (21762) - P´Castle, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ koelschtrinker Tasting: Schwarze Farbe, wenig beiger Schaum. Geruch extrem holzig, Torf, Whiskey. Geschmack süß röstmalzig, Kaffee, Torf, reife Beeren, sehr alkoholisch im Mitteltei. Im Abgang sehr süß, unsüffig.

3.2
Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Süßer, stark Whiskey-rauchiger Beginn. Die steigende Süße stört ab dem Mittelteil, Schokolade, Schokolade und Schokolade. Unsüffig, vergoren fruchtig, die Rauchigkeit rückt in den Hintergrund. Zu süß. 9/9/6/11/11/9

3.6
madsberg (11774) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014
Bottled. Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Aroma. Peat, roast, soy sauce, smoke, tar, brown burnt sugar, Flavour. Burnt caramel, peat, roast, smoke, soy sauce, tar. Medium to full bodied. Ends heavily roasted and peated wiht almost astringent smoke and tar. Not really my thing.

3.6
Yorker (2021) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home (#695). Pours black with a small tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are peat, a little iodine, liquorice, roasted malt, whiskey, and dark fruits - with a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.

4.2
Countbeer (6591) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle: #1973/2237: Thanks Palme: Served in a Chouffe glass: Pitch black beer thin brown lacing. Aromas of peat, iodine, bandage, leather, tar, something light fruity and/or flowers, roast, soy and light smoke. Flavours of brown sugars, earth, leather, bitters and sweets, light smoke, some soy, some tar, thick prunes and raisin, some deep sticky roast and sweet whiskey. Aftertaste is a mix of sweets, soy, brown sugars, some earthy and leather tones and some prunes. Low carbo, oily silky mouthfeel, full bodied and a oily sticky texture.

4
Stuu666 (14112) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: APR 8, 2016 Bottle at Craig?s. Pours black, smoky and woody, chocolate, dry, bitter, nice. 8/4/16 tasting a lot sweeter, roasted, boozy whisky.

4.2
stefannilssons (1580) - SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
För tusan, här är har verkligen ölen gömts undan i whiskyfatet, väldigt lite stout kvar tyvärr. Smaken bar mycket toner av whiskyfat, russin och druva. Balansen var fin och kroppen stabil, inte cad som väntades men riktigt bra.

3.6
visionthing (5464) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 3, 2014
From a shared 33cl bottle. Dark brown with a small beige head. Modest oaky and quity whisky like. Pleasant one, but on the sweet side. Nice one!

4.1
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 Has a strong barbecued meat taste. Meat that has been barbecued on salty drift wood. And peat.

4.1
Boutip (6432) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle: Poured pitch-black color stout with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with dominant notes of scotch is quite sublime. Taste is a great mix between some powder cacao and some residuals sugar notes with some dominant notes of scotch which rounded some of the rough edge. Body is quite full with somewhat of an oily texture and medium carbonation with no warming alcohol notes. This is an extreme beer for sure but some balanced was retained and barrel-aging treatment is excellent.


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