Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zenkis (640) - Ogre, LATVIA - JAN 30, 2013
sampled @Melna Ziema, ALEhouse, Riga, Latvia, 26th January 2013. Pours hazy brown to copper reddish, brown creamy medium cap. Piney, aley, a bit coffee, cocoa, dark fruit mild sweetness on nose. Pleasant astringent mouthfeel, hops presence is notable, but not overwhelming in flavor. Bit spicy on tongue, mild dry finish. Overall - very pleasant example to have in deep evening in front of fireplace.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vells (890) - Riga, LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Cloudy deep nuty with brown thin head. Lacing OK Aroma.. intense malts, caramel, bit fruity, coffee, raisins, oaky, earthy Sweet with medium bitter finish. Sticky. Very nice beer, good balance, I have nothing to add.. just enjoy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1750) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of toffee, dried apricots, chili and oak.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet fruits, plum pudding and liqueur.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: A really nice dessert.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-01-26.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
Pours dark brown red with brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, dried fruit, raisins. Dry taste of smoke, dark chocolate, wood, burnt sugar, roasted caramel malt Full body with a dry nice finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma: buttery malt, toffee, dried tropical fruits, earthy. Taste: malty, earthy, cellar, some hay, rum, toffee, light vinous. Full-bodied. I had higher expectations for this one, I guess, not to say it was bad or anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
33cl, at 11.9%Vol, new exclusive Scottish collab. brew Anno 2012, with rum soaked raisins, from Saveur Bière Lille, very complex Scotch, woody/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, good head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1575) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
Bottled. Pours dark brown with a small brown head. Smells figs, raisins, nuts, caramell malt. Tastes whiskey, raisins, figs, caramell malt and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (12519) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. ABV 11,9. Dark amber/brown beer with a small but lasting beige head. Malty fruity aroma, raisins, sweetish, rum, cinnamon, vanilla, whisky, caramel, chocolate, ginger, cookiedough, dades, grapes, banana notes. Malty fruity flavor, whisky, peat, vanilla, raisins, woody, raisins, cinnamon, caramel, some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2423) - 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 (2344) - 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.

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