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BrewDog Bourbon Baby

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


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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The beer is a 5.8% barrel-aged baby scotch ale called Bourbon Baby, which is the ideal accompaniment to this burger as the honey notes and spicy sweetness meld beautifully with the rich beef and tangy BBQ sauce. Bourbon Baby is light bodied and low ABV and packed with toasted shortcake and blossom honey flavours. We threw a load of First Gold, Willamette and Mt Hood hops at this beer and then barrel aged it for added complexity. The barrel ageing adds a demonic, dark vanilla twist. Rich brown sugar, hints of smoke, spice, chocolate and raisins are just some of the multitude of flavours that have developed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3885) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle - Light grains and chocolate notes,with some barrel sweetness. Deep maroon with a beige head. Lots of barrel and bourbon notes, vanilla, caramel, chocolate and a nice rich finish. Quite big for the relatively low ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2254) - NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle at Grünerlřkka Brygghus during Oslo Beer Week 2014. Dark brown body with a small tanned head. Chocolate aroma with bourbon, oak, raisin. Taste of bourbon, vanilla, strong coffee, light anise, good roasty malt bitterness, short chocolate and bourbon aftertaste. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdjuice (321) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - AUG 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with slight red tint. Not quite porter black, but close. Nose is crazy vanilla and oak, straight out of the barrel. Quite light, what you’d expect from a Scotch ale, but with a really heavy vanilla flavor on top, with dry oakiness that’s quite interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bygers (741) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, wooden oaky notes and chocolate. Hints of burnt wood, oak, tart, vanilla and chocolatey notes in taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ST247 (376) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from the BrewDog webshop. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma is sweet, toffee, bourbon, cherry, roasted malts really nice. Taste is roasted malt, toffee, coffee, bourbon, cherry, vanilla. Medium bitter finish. Actually a nice one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lisowczyk (48) - POLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Butelka 0.33 Barwa brązowa z rubinowymi refleksami. Piana niska, szybko znika. W zapachu czekolada, karmel, lekki diacetyl, bardzo płaski. W smaku pozornie dzieje się dużo, ale realnie wszystko jest płaskie, nudne i smakuje jak popłuczyny beczki po dobrym piwie. Karmel, czekolada, miód, cukier kandyzowany, agrest. Goryczka niska, trunek wodnisty. Duże rozczarowanie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weark (294) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - Dark brown color with a fleeting beige head, no lacing - Aroma is very complex, roasted malt, chocolate, toffee, soy sauce, coffee, bbq, cherry, bourbon and vanilla - Flavor of soy sauce, dark chocolate and hearty hops - light body, light/medium bitterness, watery, fizzy carbonation, bitter chocolate finish - Very pleasant aroma, Flavor and mouthfeel are disappointing interesting try

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (5023) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
Sample from bottle in the Malt & Humle tent at Gladmatfestivalen 2014, Stavanger. Black colour, tan head. Medium roasty aroma and flavour, distinct notes of bourbon oak cask throughout, but far from extreme. For a BrewDog beer, this one is smooth and easy to drink. Nice. Will buy again, and rerate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3065) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle thanks to Baldy... Pours dark, murky brown with a small beige head. Nose is full of spice and coconut with some heavy bitter chocolate. Bourbon stands out nicely without being crazy. Loving the dense amount of coconut in this. Taste is toasted coconut through and through. Nice bitter chocolate with a nice dose of spice on the finish. Carbonation is lively which makes this even more sessionable. Bourbon is a big winner here. Cracking stuff

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (9443) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2014
from Erzbierschof - quite clear dark brown beer with no foam left;decently woody with notes of caramel and vanilla; medium-bodied, light earthy, faint woody notes and more vanilla; hints of cherries- balanced

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