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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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!)


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2865) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
15-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting. Dark dark amber with tan head. Aroma is wonderfull with malt, bread, alcohol, dried fruit, raisins, plum, rum. Taste more messy. Rum - too much rum, cardboard, raisins, malt, sharp alcohol. Strange brew. A mess. Is this sick? Aroma was so promising...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5591) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Murky dark brown. No head. Sweet fruits and some chocolate in the aroma. Warming alcohol and dark toffee in the flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2013
Dark brown with a tan medium head. Aroma of rum, licorice, vanilla. Taste is absolutely magnificent. Raisins, rum, vanilla, licorice. Just looking forward to every sip.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
0.33 l bottle. Dark brown with a thick lightbrown head. Coffee, vanillla, dark fruit aroma. Coffee, liqurice, roasted malts. Nice warming mouthfeel. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (321) - FRANCE - FEB 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2013 Deep brown colour with a thick, frothy and persistant tan head. Nose is coffee, caramel and hops. Oily-creamy texture, medium carbonation. Aromas are coffee, wood, burnt caramel, hops and raisin. Alcohol is quite present but subtle (rum). Perfectly balanced between sweetness at the begining and bitterness at the end. Long bitter and alcoholic finish. A great experience !

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle at T&M’s. Pours a hazy brown with a tanned head. Aromas of caramel and soem residual sugars. Some wood. Also aromas of caramel malts and raisins.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
Medium brown head. Hazy opaque black body goes deep dark brown at edge. Syrupy whisky and soy sauce aroma with caramel and toffee notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic smoky whisky taste with sugary caramel notes. Full body. Hot mouthfeel. Dryish smoky burnt whisky aftertaste with chocolate, caramel and earth notes. Quite nice, but very strong and sharp. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (2748) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle from Stirchley Wines; dark brown pour with beige foamy head, heavy alcohol aroma slight bit of bleach, dark fruit taste mind numbing alcohol slight bitterness balanced with sweet malts, delightful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, abv 11.9. Dark brown color, ok foam. Aromas of toffee, caramel, whisky, malt, dried fruits, raisins and notes of rhum. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness- good balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1973) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Dark brown, thick creamy tanned head. Smells of raisins, rum, whisky, anis and malts. Medium sweet, then an interesting flavor i would identify as Fernet Branca, some spices and some medicine like things. Then comes the rum and raisins and take over with some oak in the back. Medium bitter, some hops. Quite unique beer; the Fernet thing is quite unusual, quite odd spiced up. The raisins though owns this beer. I liked it quite alot. Mixing whisky and rum was not a bad idea


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