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BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale

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Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special
Brew-Date: 16th November 2011
Location: BrewDog HQ, North East Scotland
The Team: Martin, James & Stewart (BrewDog) and Yusseff Cherney (Ballast Point)
The Beer: A San Diego Scotch Ale. OG 1090
The Hops: Challenger, First Gold, Amarillo
The Twist: This beer has been aged in whisky casks with raisins soaked in Ballast Point Rum (they were amazing!)


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (5308) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2016
Bottle shared in Richmond as ’BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale’, 2011 vintage. Very dark brown, red hue, small foamy tan head. Aroma is rum n raisin fudge, Christmas pudding. Body smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sweet and follows the aroma, definite rum, red berry, booze and dry into the finish. Drinking well now.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Huge thanks to Daniel for this one. Clear reddy ruby brown coloured pour with a small off white head. Aroma is nice rich short bread, butterscotch, cakey malts, Toffee apple. Nutty. Flavour is composed of tart tangy fruit cake, toffee apple. Palate is frothy and sweet and airy carbonation . Good stuff. Little woody tannin. Aged very well.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Enno101 (54) - - FEB 4, 2016
Pours a dark amber red with a finger and a half of tan head. Complex nose. Smells very sweet, caramel, toffee, barrel presence, raisins, cranberries and a hint of smoke. Mouthfeel is medium to thick. Taste, like the aroma, is quite complex. At first it quite sweet, slight caramel and biscuit taste from the malts. A hint of hops, but the taste it primarily dominated by the raisins and whiskey cask. This is defiantly a scotch barrel, because the finish has a subtle peat smokiness to it. A slow alcohol burn on this makes the beer a sipper. Really nice beer, so complex and fun to pick apart. Love trying ridiculous beers like this. Tope marks to Brewdog.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7610) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2015
(Bottle. 11.9%) Dark ruby colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with oak wood, raisins,caramel, treacle, black rye bread, liquorice, some chocolate and hints of rum or whisky. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, oak wood, raisins, dates, treacle, soy sauce, black rye bread, some chocolate and a vinous, quite bitter, finish with warming hints of rum and whisky. Almost full body, with a certain sweetness. Possibly not in perfect balance, but really tasty with generous amounts of rum and oak wood. Very nice.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sbarco (2) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
Tostado, alcohol, pasas, maderas, buena carbonatacion para sus dice grados, espuma duradera, compleja, muy recomendable!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2240) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro. T/S: Roasted malt, raisins, sweet, alcohol / Malta tostada, uvas pasas, dulce, alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
martjoobolut (2517) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Sweet and bitter beer with whisky character and a lot of raisins. Great brew.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3450) - SWEDEN - JUN 27, 2015
@ Basunen 15-6-27: lite torr doft. Smaken är stor av torkat russin och plommon. Mycket fin balans. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in December 2012. Dark brown with a small head. Aroma and taste of dried fruit, malt, port wine, caramel and some rum. The mouthfeel was thick and the carbonation was soft. Warming alcohol in the finish. Still a tasty one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1165) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Pours a brown with a slight brown head. Aroma is vanilla, raisins and alco warmth. Taste is caramel, slight toffee, slight berries and a hint of tartness.


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