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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: 314   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2552) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy chestnut brown. Lovely oak-forward nose with molasses and vanilla bean as it warms. Easy drinking and light on the palate. Raisin, cinnamon and light bourbon notes on the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (998) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Two thirds of a pint at Brew Dog in Edinburgh. Very dark. Served cold. Off white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoponmate (155) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2016
Dark malt forward but extremely sweet. Lots of vanilla flavors. Tastes A lot like a bourbon as the name would suggest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
explosivedog (363) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2016 330ml bottle. Pours dark and cola like. Aroma is smoke, oak and bourbon. Taste has plenty of vanilla, bourbon, raisins and oak. It’s a bit powerful and overbearing considering it’s a "baby".

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jampura (109) - FINLAND - SEP 24, 2016
Vanilja, makeus, vähän liian kevyt runko, mutta hienostunut makumaailma. Nautinnollinen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
freretoc (1723) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la maison, couleur noire marron, pas de mousse pas d’efferevscence Nez sur le bourbon et la vanille En bouche c’est intéressant ça ressemble à un bourbon sans alcool, donc boisé vanillé et caramélisé tout en étant très rond, mais il y aucune finale, pas de longueur... frustrant

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msbernac (1979) - Krakow, POLAND - SEP 12, 2016
Bottle Aroma-bourbon Appearance-brown, clear, tan foam, Taste-light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, Palate-medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, Overall-very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blueshawk (402) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
- leicht durchsichtig braunschwarze Farbe mit einem schnell zerfallenden Schaum - geruchlich eine angenehme Süße mit leichten Schoko-, Rauch- und Holznoten - geschmacklich erinnert es mich irgendwie an ein Barley Wine verbunden mit einem intensiven Karamellgeschmack - die Fasslagerung macht sich hier angenehm bemerkbar - die Kohlensäure ist mir eine Idee zu hoch dosiert - was mich dann doch stört, ist irgendwie der fehlende Körper - gegen Ende im Abgang wird mir das Bier zu wässrig Fazit: Guter Anfang, mäßiges Ende

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
romanstep (277) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 5, 2016
W nosie bardzo fajnie, wanilia, kokos, czekolada i wiśnia. Barwa brunatna z brązowymi refleksami, piana beżowa, niska o drobnych ziarnach. W smaku zaskakująco lekkie i wodniste, kawa zbożowa, brązowy cukier, czekolada, wiśnia, trochę brakuje ciała. Goryczka niska, lekko piekąca i alkoholowa. Kran w Brewdog Warszawa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbonga (121) - - SEP 2, 2016
Bottle, 5.9%. Dark, dark red with a short-lived tan head. Aromas of red fruit, wood and leather. Lightish body, semi-sweet with more fruit, vanilla, caramel and a bit of chocolate. Carbonation seems a bit high; well, unusual for a beer with these flavours at least.

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