Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2295) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark Brown with a nice and creamy golden head. Notes of mulled wine, marzipan, wood and vanilla in the aroma. Taste is burned and has got notes of figs, raisin and lingonberries. Bitter finish. Smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2169) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours brownred with a small beige head. Boozy aroma with some toffee. Sweet heavy, lots of raisin and alcohol, some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
Block sized biege head but soft carbonation dark pour aromas citrus piney resiny burnt caramel flavours resiny pine dry cocoa roasted coffee beansso rich perfected well burnt caramel nuttiness dark chocolate brown sugar stewed fruit taste bitter is perfect finish this is a lovely ale smooth strong alround tastes hops malt roasted dry burnt aftertastes wonderful lasting bitter very nice indeed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
snelhest (2) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2013 does not count
300ml bottle from Systembolaget. Batch 218, bottled on 05-07-12, 11.9% alc.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (9560) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 11, 2013
from Erzbierschof - clear dark brown beer with an elusive beige foam; very complex aroma of rum, caramel, nougat, raisins and alcohol; full-bodied and with a solid initial sweetness; this one is soon overwhelmed by a huge bitterness; thick and heavy; slightoly dry and with a very long hoppy and malty finish with more notes of raisins and rum; solid warming alcohol kick - very impressive

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShelbyGrey (174) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 1, 2013
En botella color marron oscuro, espuma beish. Aromas caramelizados, pasas y fruta madura. Sabor complejo con notas a ron, toffe y madera.Equilibrada y deliciosa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19461) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very dark brown, rich beige head. Aroma of caramel and raisins. Sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Deep caramel, dates and rhum. Fudge and white pepper in a bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cool_Bond (1446) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Wonderful beer. Smells sweet and good but when you taste it so the world is completely reversed. The taste is good but heavy and hard. May be because it is stored on Whiskey barrels. This beer is 11.9% ABV. Nothing I have a problem with. The aftertaste is sweet and long lasting. Cloudy worth trying if you manage to get hold of one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4628) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.com., ABV 11,9% Very dark colored beer with small beige head. Aroma of sweet malt, whiskey, raisins, marzipan. Taste, sweet malt, toffee, raisins, citrus hops. Hoppy finish. Weird beer but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kuphish (380) - Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Another birthday bottle from L. Hazy, dark brown body with a moderately large, frothy brown head. Toasty nose with a touch of liquor and rose. A little caramel is also there. Some prune, a little cherry, toffee, and light booze in the flavor. Medium-full body with a pleasant stickiness. Medium carbonation with a toasty finish. A nice beer that is greater than the sum of its parts.

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