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


on tap

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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (3921) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, abv 11.9. Dark brown color, ok foam. Aromas of toffee, caramel, whisky, malt, dried fruits, raisins and notes of rhum. Full body & high complexity . Some sweetness- good balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Dark brown, thick creamy tanned head. Smells of raisins, rum, whisky, anis and malts. Medium sweet, then an interesting flavor i would identify as Fernet Branca, some spices and some medicine like things. Then comes the rum and raisins and take over with some oak in the back. Medium bitter, some hops. Quite unique beer; the Fernet thing is quite unusual, quite odd spiced up. The raisins though owns this beer. I liked it quite alot. Mixing whisky and rum was not a bad idea

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours chestnut brown with a small dark khaki head which leaves some good lacing. Nose showcases the rum soaked raisins perfectly. Sweet chocolatey rum with vanilla and heavy raisin sweetness. Notes of white chocolate. Whisky isn’t too harsh like a lot of BrewDog products. Taste is half rum half whisky and very chocolatey with heavy raisin coming through. Vanilla right on the finish. Melds together very nicely. Balanced between the booze and the sweetness. A fair effort. Great mouth feel. Creamy and holds the booze in check nicely. Great beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zenkis (667) - 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 (1000) - 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 (1833) - 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 (1678) - 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 (1669) - 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.

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