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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!)


hirigalzkar's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2378) - Stockholm, - 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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2015
Thanks to Alengrin! 330 ml. bottle sampled @ “Tim needs to get rid of his ticks” Tasting. Enjoyed together with tderoeck, Benzai & Alengrin. Bottled on 05-07-2012. This is one of those rare(r) BrewDog’s that impress. Dark brown, red-hued, little tanned head. Aroma created quite a lot of confussion, lots of different smells in different glasses. 1) Optimal sample: strongly boozy, lots of spirit but high quality spirit, raisin, raisins bread & thick caramel sweet 2) Debatable sample(s): less booze, sweeter, dark fruits & lots of vanilla. Taste is warming, good quality spirit & good oxidation notes, thick caramel sweetness, beautifully oxidized malts, sweet rum, sweet spices, sugar, ripe raisins soaked in alcohol,… Very much a malt beer,… Thick malty body that coats the throat. Quite lovely, a real sipper. It could be a bit more expressive but it is great already.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9168) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2015
Sampled from bottle @ Tim needs to get rid of his ticks tasting. Nice medium to dark reddish brown color, medium to full sized beige to light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma and taste are malts, some alcohol, warm dark raisins, bitter, some roast. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
lopisar (231) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
Dried fruits, caramel. Deep brown color. Full body with fairly sweet taste. Dried fruits like plum and raisins.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours medium brown with a small, tan head that remains as a thin remnant and leaves a trace of lace. The nose has big brown sugar and molasses, along with vanilla, oak, rum, cane and raisins. The flavour is medium sweet throughout with brown sugar, raisins, oak, rum and scotch. The finish is long and peaty with brown sugar and slight rum. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, a great scotch barrel-aged scotch ale with rum-soaked raisins imparting an even greater degree of complexity. 2014-12-06

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, dried fruits, rum ,raisin. Full body. Nice, but a little bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8708) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ koelschtrinker Tasting: Leicht trübes sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr kräftig malzig, Vanille, Holz, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr kräftig malzig, Vanille, holzig, reife Beeren, alkohholisch, schwer zu trinken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11172) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Rund malziger, minimal alkoholischer Antrunk. Wenig getreidig, deutliche Röstnoten. Minimale passende Säure, rund, vollmundig. Intensiv malzig, unsüffig. Gut! 10/11/10/12/11/11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (632) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle (33cl). Batch 218 (bottled 05-07-12), 11.6% ABV. Murky dark brown colour. Small light beige head, leaves a thin ring. Sweet aroma of raisins, whisky, rum, burnt wood, smoked meat. Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Taste is very sweet at first with notes of rum, then more dry and woody, before finishing quite astringently bitter and herbal with licorice notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (158) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Forte brune écossaise vieillie en fût de whisky. Prise en digestif, c’est lourd, pesant, le malt se fait bien sentir, pas désagréable au goût mais difficile. A boire très occasionnellement. Cependant, à retester pour un autre jugement. Bouteille bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 13/10/2013.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2630) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
Collaboration of Brewdog with Ballast Point, apparently an interpretation of the Scotch style with rhum-soaked raisins and matured in whisky barrels. Sticky, dense, yellowish beige head which remains surprisingly closed all the time, colour a very dark ruby red, almost black, misty. Strong and seductive bouquet of indeed rhum, whisky and raisins, but cleverly embedded in aromas of cocoa powder, coffee with milk, fondant, molasses, fresh orange peel, figs, gingerbread, pipe tobacco, liquorice, pine needles and vanilla. Strong candied fruit sweetness, but in an elegant, noble way, granular and oily, thick mouthfeel, profound chocolatey, caramelly and roasted maltiness, rich and utterly satisfying finish of booze (bourbon and brown rhum), oaky tannins, spicy impressions, velvety and bitterly roasted maltiness and citrussy hops. Excellent.


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