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


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RATINGS: 127   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (4963) - 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 (381) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4794) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
Cask at the Brewdog Bar, Camden. Poured a dark brown colour with a broken whitish tan head. The aroma is super rich, fruity and alcoholic. The taste is bitter and zesty with liqourice fruit, whisky and peaty oak. Quite a spectacular brew, but one to share.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5607) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2012
Bottle shared at Brewdog Camden. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, port, vanilla, molasses and booze. Flavour is heavy sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17215) - Malm, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy raisin and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dry caramel woody dark fruit and rum flavor. has a sweetish malty woody spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2814) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
330ml bottle at 11.9%. Pours very dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is heavy apple and raisin malt. Taste has apple malt to start with a whisky finish and chocolate on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 22, 2012
dark brown with beige head. Malty aroma. taste is malty, dried fruits and really woody. Finished dry, woody with nice bitterness. Really good, well balanced and a lot of fun.. I didnt feel the alcohol at all which is really strange given the close to 12% - very well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (2885) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 22, 2012
330ml bottle (abv 11.9%). Deep deep brown, almost black color. Small brown head, stays. Sharp alcohol, sweet, syrup, milky, roast in aroma. Grassy, fresh hay, roast, milky flavor. Slightly unbalanced, but drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2012
Bottled. Pours nearly black with a large tan head, with fair lacing. Nose of caramel and chocolate . Sweet flavor with dried fruit that ends up dry and quite bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average to soft CO2. An enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firefly54 (233) - - DEC 21, 2012
Pours near black. Aroma is raisin, oakey, some whiskey booze notes. Quite drinkable considering the abv. Taste is stout like, chutney, some slight cherry, coffee note, good carbonation. Licorice and brownies.

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