Tokyo Rising Sun | Highland Cask Aged | BrewDog |
Bottle 1152 of 2237 “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.
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.
This bottle has been 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”
That’s the official line from the bottle label, and I can’t disagree with those tasting notes. Definite hints of pirate ship here.😁
So after being bottled in May 2012 this has spent almost 8 long years in my beer cellar. And for no particular reason I decided tonight was the night to release this beast of a beer from the bottle. It’s rich, complex, viscous, a bit leathery, sticky and boozy. There’s still a whisky kick in there at the back end. What a brilliant beer! One of my last Fraserburgh brewed BrewDog beers.
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