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BrewDog Bourbon Baby

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

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RATINGS: 213   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (365) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, licorice and bourbon. You can really taste the bourbon in the beer too. The after taste lingers too.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ntila (1) - Rîga, LATVIA - AUG 21, 2015 does not count
My first cask matured beer. Did not disappoint. Roasty aroma. Balanced bitterness with sweet fruity ending

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jpkeskinen (383) - FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Draught. Quite a nice beer. The aroma is strong and sweet while the taste has caramel and even deeper sweetness. I was expecting a bit stronger taste though.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2015
A full flavoured and slightly sweet scotch ale. Very easy drinking although the BA impacts lends a darker bitter fruit kick late. Ultimately quite harmless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (545) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2015
Appearance is very dark ruby, almost black, a beige foamy covering for a head. Aroma- lots of vanilla bourbon oakiness, caramel malt, toasty, hint of fruitcake. Taste- vanilla sweetness, burnt toast, caramel, treacle toffee. Thin mouthfeel, unsurprisingly, but a lasting, sweet finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickel (652) - - AUG 6, 2015
Pours dark brown Stromg aroma of bourbon. Really awesome. Taste is not too great though: malt, nuts, bourbon background.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andrus86 (203) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
BOTTLE. Pours black with small off white head.. Warm oaky booze, molasses & a hint of vanilla on the nose.. Good cream/silky texture, Dark malts, dark chocolate and some dark berries all mixed together.. Sourced Fire Station

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4434) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with strong off white head. The aroma is mildly roasted, and the flavour is more heavily roasted with a burnt bitterness. Overall a nice strongly roasted beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2040) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2015
Mørk brunrød klar med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter vanilje, whiskey, brunt sukker og noe røde bær. Middels - fylde. Smaker kaffe, noe salt lakris, vanilje og brent karamell. Kort. Tørr

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yiannnos (1150) - , CYPRUS - JUL 31, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour. Bourbon, barrel, vanilla aroma and flavour, rather light body


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