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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please Islay

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (791) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Muddy, murky burgundy. One finger of tan froth. Nose: candied dates, peat smoke, caramel, toffee, some earthy hops. Nice blend of peat and sweet. Hops lead the flavor, with earthy, woody bite. Peat is next, then old oranges. Some caramel on the sides. Hefty, lingering bitterness. Surprisingly light body -- medium-light. Mild, pinching bubbles. Tons of alcohol heat all the way down. Some more malt sweetness would provide more balance. Right now it’s too bitter, the smoke clashes a bit with the hops. Smoke flavor and level are nice, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (247) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
The aroma was just the prelude - when this liquid gets on your tongue, be prepared: an awful lot of taste nuances will explode in your mouth, on your tongue, in your throat! Love it, or hate it - fact is that this brew offers a geniouds complex taste that can only be discovered and honoured when drinking it slowly with a lot of time and an open mind. Smoked flavours mix with toffee, coffee, roasted bread and a dry hop note. I even could detect a hint of sandlewood and a lot of alcohol. This beer warms you up! But don’t give up after the first sip - there is so much to discover! Awfully complex. So much to discover and so dividing. Love or hate - nothing else. But fact is - this is a great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please Islay ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, oak, peat, whisky, medicine, band-aid. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peat. oak, whisky, medicine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140417]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper/red, dry and peaty, sweet, expected this to be a lot smokier though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (11825) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3755) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Inbreak (3561) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ej (1066) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (14897) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
gEUS (1615) - 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.

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