Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc (1536) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, nez complexe sur les arômes grillés, une mousse presque inexistante, cette bière à un bon goût en bouche assez complexe sur les fruits confits et la confiture, une petite amerume cassé l’arôme du whisky, on ne sent pas du tout le raisin et le rhum et c’est bien dommage car ça l’aurait rendu encore plus complexe !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5760) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 23, 2013
Pours very dark - almost black Smaller white head Smell is whiskey and oak . I do get raisins a bit . Some hops , sweet Taste is sweet , whiskey oakyness immidiatly fades to raisins ( much of it ) with a boozy touch ( the rum i guess - never realy drank rum ) Aftertaste is rhum . Perfect carbo , as expected

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
subcombicio (167) - Marghera, ITALY - DEC 7, 2013
Una delle migliori scotch ale della mia vita !!! Eccezzionale esempio di birra dall?alto grado alcolico ma che si fa bere per niente con fatica !! Note resinose, di pino avvolgono la bocca in un bouquet di gusti molto intenso e deciso !! Birra di alta qualità !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (6662) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2013
Appearance: Very dark and subtle red color with a creamy tan head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, rum, oak and fruity.
Palate: Full body. Slightly sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, fruity, vanilla, coffee, rum and oak.
Overall impression: Pleasant, powerful and balanced. Lovely ale.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo Vika, Norway

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle @ home … It pours murky dark brown with a small tan head… The aroma is sweet dark fruits like plums and raisins , caramel, brown sugar and rum….The flavor is brunt malt, sweet dark fruits, hoppy, wood and rum…. very nice! ….

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StilleStorm (1354) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2013
DWF: Pours brown with tan head. Aroma of sweet malty, caramell, dried fruits. Taste adding lots of coffe and chocolate. Sweet lasting, yet bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (9031) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head, looks lovely in the glass. Aromas are caramel, burnt sugar, raisins, cake mix, plums, rum. Very enticing... Taste has a light bitterness, but mostly burnt sugar sweetness. Palate is creamy with gentle carbonation. Finishes long and sweet, a bit like Gouden caroulus blue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with a lot of sediment and an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, booze, chocolate, and raisins. Flavour is much like the aroma – with a bitter and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ej (1210) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2013
Clear brown pour producing a large, tan and creamy looking head. Rich aroma of caramel, raisins, wood and molasses. Taste is malty with full caramel and toffee body, flanked by sweet raisins and a spicey, herbal bitterness. A light alcohol burn in the aftertaste. edit: bottle says 11,9%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (4209) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 21.09.2013, 0,33l bottle (11,9%) @ home:
Big red-brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet, caramel malts, raisins, toffee, dark sugar, oak, alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruits. Taste is very boozy and burnt, dark malts, alcohol, ashes, burnt caramel, burnt coffee, oak, licorice, cocoa, grass, leather, ashtray. Longlasting bitterness. Not bad, just not for me.

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