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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: 288   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6527) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark chestnut, offwhite lace. Light seaweed, oaked malt milkshake note. Medium light body, lightly oxidized malt, vanilla and cigars, slim in the finish, light iodine, pleasant barrel aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (5297) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
(bottle) clear deep ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of caramel, vanilla and fish soup, with a touch of dill, milk chocolate and yeast slurry. flavour is mostly brown sugar and caramel, with more vanilla, some coconut milk and roasted malts in the slightly ethanolic finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ritzn (133) - Bavaria, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
Very dark amber with no head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, malt, some vanilla. Taste is very sour. Aggressively carbonated. Overall still ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Karstenborg (712) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
Clear dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon and oak. Taste is caramel, bourbon and nuts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KennethArd (408) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2016
Nutty sirup, cocoa sweet aroma. Brown with a medium tanned head. Medium sweet taste with some burned notes. Light body & average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lilja (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2016
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av röda bär, karamell, fat, bourbon, brunt socker, ekträ med toner av torkad frukt. Lätt kropp och sötma, fin beska, en aning obalanserad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (866) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle @ home. Aroma of dark dried fruit, bourbon, some vanilla and oak. Clear dark reddish brown with off-white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is light+ sweet and light- bitter. Medium body, oily texture, light+ carb., light bourbon finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (4403) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
(BrewDog Bourbon Baby) Bottle 330 ml from Sebilinz, thanks Erich. Served into a snifter at home, ABV 5.9% Dark brown colour on the body, one finger of thick tan head on top, with okay retention. Aroma of caramel, malts, bourbon, alcohol, raisins, figs, dates, sugars. Taste is sweet with caramel, raisins, dates, plenty of dark fruits in general, malts, light bourbon. Medium thin body, carbonation on good levels. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle, 330 ml from the brewery shop. Pours dark reddish brown, beige head. Smells like old wood, old churches. Roasted malts, caramel, bit of ripe fruit, bourbon, vanilla. Sweet. Seems bit thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Taboada (730) - Compostela (Galiza), - MAR 9, 2016
Tasted from the tap on the 04/03/2016 at the Barcelon Brewdog Bar. Dark brown colour with a medium to low white head. Aroma of oak, alcohol and dark fruits. Taste is malty, oak and fruits. Next one please!

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