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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please Islay

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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Here is your Equity Punk exclusive opportunity to purchase Bitch Please Islay. In 2010 we brewed a beer with the scamps from the legendary Three Floyds craft brewery. We brewed a idiosyncratic Scottish Barley Wine with South Pacific Hops. Most of it was aged for 8 months in Jura cask. However, for the Islay edition we had only 3 ex Laphroig casks tucked away in our warehouse for over 18 months. The result is a tiny amount of bottles of one of the most extreme beers we have ever produced. Intensely peaty and smoky from the Islay cask ageing and with epic depth given the amount of time it spent in the oak. I am a collaborative brew. I am a messed up, idiosyncratic, schizophrenic son of a bitch. I would blame my parents. With the wolves of Three Floyds and pirates from BrewDog involved, the writing really was on the wall for me. Right from the start. Nick, Barnaby and Chris from the legendry Three Floyds visited BrewDog in August 2010 to brew this crazy beer. An inherently Scottish spin on a barley wine brewed with peated malts from Islay, shortbread, toffee and eclectic hops. After fermentation the beer was aged in Laphroaig casks for 18 months. All because of the Scamp Wolf of Badenoch. Bitch it up baby!


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper/red, dry and peaty, sweet, expected this to be a lot smokier though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8523) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Oli & Mia. Nice dark red color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is peat, malts, lightly band-aid, tar. Taste malts, dark malts, peat and tar, bitter, alcohol, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite an old bottle, maybe 4-5 years old, so the heavy peat that was expected had subsided quite a bit and by this point it was actually pretty nice, though the peat and tar aren’t really what I like. Heavy but drinkable though. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (2361) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
13.5% bottle from the BrewDog website. A very dark brown hazy beer that pours with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has stupendously powerful whisky, oak and burnt currant flavours, smoked peat and old leather with vanilla and alcoholic burn on the finish. A bit too much for my palate.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2014
21.05.2014, 0,33l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Small bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is dry, lots of peat, alcohol, thinner, leather, ashes, oak. Taste is sweet and harsh peated, way too much peat, sugar, oak, alcohol, thinner, ashes, cardboard, ashtray, and even more peat. Longlasting bitterness, harsh boozy mouthfeel. Meh!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (744) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
Pours a clear light brown with a small light tanned head. Aroma is peat, peat with hints of peat and peat. Oh and some alcohol. Taste is malts and peat. Body is slick with soft co2.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 33 cl batch 044 BB 02/2017
Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Isley-smokey, leather, tarry nose. Medium-bodied. Tar, Islay smoke, maltyness, some sweetness in the background. Some bitterness and alcohol. Complex and tasty.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gEUS (1166) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours hazy dark amber. Aroma of cigar smoke, peat, oak, stewed peach... but too much islay for me. Besides, the alcohol burns all the way through. Taste is almost bratwurst. Yuck.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
allmyvinyl (3594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. This was awful. Like chewing a sweet smoky stick. An ordeal, and the unfortunate yardstick I judge other beers of this ilk by. Grim.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1016) - oviedo, SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
Botella de 33 cl del rincón de zombier. tomada en junio de 2012. Muy buena con intensos aromas a tostados y de madera de barril de whisky. Cuerpo fuerte, con gran sensación de licor. Sabores tostados ahumados y quemados, también de turba y con gran presencia de notas de maderas envejecidas con whisky, que según etiqueta es Laphroaig ((de mis preferidos claro)) y por 18 meses dándole una gran sensación de bastante turba, madera de whisky y toques ligeramente salados. Muy Muy buena con todo lo mejor del barril de whisky. Para repetir y lo antes posible.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20602) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
Bottled@Beer Hunters, Deep copper colour, small off-white head. Aroma is smoked, toasted, fruity, alcoholic, mild peated notes as well as toffee. Flavour is toffee, alcohol, some ripe fruity notes as well as peated. Quite nicely balanced, and cellaring did this one well.


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