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BrewDog Bourbon Baby

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bottled; Special.

Bourbon Baby is a baby Scotch ale which we’ve gone on to age in bourbon barrels. The Scotch ale base is light bodied and low ABV, and brings toasted shortcake and blossom honey flavours; the barrel ageing adds a demonic, dark vanilla twist. Rich brown sugar, hints of smoke, spiced fruit, chocolate and raisins are just some of the multitude of flavours that have developed.

Our aim was to showcase barrel ageing in a lower ABV beer and we felt the malty scotch ale base was the perfect way to do this. The body remains light, yet there is a complexity quite unlike anything you would normally expect in a Scotch ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jenner707 (63) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
Dark Red Brown color with a White foamy head the aroma is light malted with a classic carmel Bourbon twist. The taste itself is very dominated by this Bourbon. Overall a fine beer for the Winter Evening

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Tap at brewdog Warschau. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is intense bourbon. Taste is intense, grainy bourbon. Ok body, ok carbo. It’s on the Border of to much, but still very Nice. Rather sweet. Intense for the abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
allanmb (167) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pours dark Ruby with good beige head. Aroma of malt and oak, sweet with vanilla and hint of dark red fruit. Smells like Innis and Gunn. Medium carbonation but light mouth feel. Taste is primarily oak with fig or prunes. Finish is dry with vanilla and little bitterness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rami_pl (1761) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Bourbon Baby by BrewDog at BrewDog Warszawa drewno kawa burbon faktycznie gladziutkie, alko to niefajne schowane, Duzo kokosa. polslodkawy ciut karmelowo-rodzynkowo. Malo intensywny

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
minutemat (4145) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewdog’s online gift shop. Pours clear ruby, medium off-white head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, almonds. Taste is rather light, watery with chocolate and sweet bourbon emerging playfully on the finish. Seems lacking and rather thin. I get the concept, and I do like the bourbon & chocolate present, but it just finishes a bit thin and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Ruby colored beer, with some caramel and bourbon aromas. Taste is sweet and balanced. A nice little drink for the evening but nothing that stands out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
themightyjag (425) - - JUL 1, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Thin tan head, nice lacing. Clear dark brown body. Big bourbon nose, vanilla, oak, charcoal. Flavour is oak, vanilla, a little bourbon round the edges. There's a smoky sweetness in there somewhere, hints of honey. Woody aftertaste, a little bourbon. Mouthfeel is quite thin, light carbonation. Not sure the barrel ageing really works here, seems a bit of a mish mash.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (521) - ITALY - JUN 30, 2016
Batch 160357, 5,9% ABV, best before 05/06/17, aperta il 30/06/16. Rossa molto scura, limpida, schiuma beige di media persistenza. Aroma di caramello e vaniglia, bourbon, uva passa, note di zucchero di canna e cacao, lievissime note legnose. Al palato sempre caramello e bourbon, cacao e vaniglia, coda di bourbon, cacao e caffellatte con note tostate. Corpo più tendente al leggero che al medio, non molto carbonata, texture watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (1239) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ home Clear brown with ruby highlights, brown head Cognac, barrell of whisky, mature red juicy fruit, cherries, bourbon, vanilla, cream, milk powder, amarena Bourbon, toffee, vanilla cream, wood at the beginning

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ATulloch (218) - Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle from formartines. Pours a clear ruby with a thick off white head that lasts. Aromas of bourbon, cherries, vanilla and slight wood smoke. Flavour is dried forest fruits, mild whisky touches, earthy and delicious.

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