Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma and taste are similar; loads of raisins and rum, figs and other dried fruit, brown sugar, spice, more raisins with massive alcohol notes in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle at BrewDog, Newcastle on 26 July 2013. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a dense yellow head. Aroma of raisons and other dried fruit, rum, christmas pudding and alcohol. Lashings of dark sticky fruit flavours with molasses and treacle. Rich biscuity palate with more dark fruit, whiskey and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (2280) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2013
33 cl bottle, Manchester, UK, Hilton Dean’s gate, UK departure night. Ruby brown, rum raisins aroma. Sweet, almost cola flavor, if it had high quality rum in it. Finish is smooth, oak and more rum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
0.33 l bottle (11.9 %), thanks hanniku! Almost opaque dark reddish brown color. Thick toffeish and nutty aroma with almonds, dried fruits, burnt sugar and tar. Bittersweet toffeish and raisiny taste with smoky and tarry whisky. Finish is dominated by islay type whisky with iodine and peat smoke. Full body. Good sipper, good replacement for a after lunch whisky.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2013
A perfect ale, for a pirate... Dark ale that screams rum. Pours brown, with a tan head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bygers (1143) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a dark brown with a tan medium head. Aroma of rum, licorice, prunes and vanilla. Raisins, rum, vanilla and licorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1700) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUN 28, 2013
Massive oaky, raisiny aroma, some alcohol. Small head, dark brown, clear. Sweet with some burn and bitterness. Full bodied, long oaky finish. Delightful

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - JUN 8, 2013
Aroma of raisins, rum, malt and whisky. Very dark amberish brown with medium head. Sweet and round. Nice and semi thick with some carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghendrix (147) - Cardiff, WALES - JUN 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2013 Bottle from Brewdog. 11.9%. Pours chocolatey brown, small beige head. From start to finish this was raisins and rum. Smell is incredible, sweet raisins, figs, [insert sticky dried fruit here]. The brown sugar, spiciness and caramel are all present too. It?s just a fruity, sweet brew, but obviously has a boozy punch. Nice medium body as you?d expect, a long finish that stillo doesn?t last long enough. Truly one of the very best I?ve had. Please make more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma: vanilla, oak, raisins, juniper, figs, dates, some hints of pear. Taste is just lovely with raisins, caramel, honey, heather, figs, dates, bourbon, applebrandy. Extremely well balanced. Bottle @ home, stored 6 months. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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