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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: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Bottled; Special.

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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gurthnar (2484) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 31, 2015
Intense biurbon and vanilla aroma. Clear dark brown colour, okay lasting head. Taste also strong bourbon, vanilla, also lots of smoke, hints of peat, toffee, caramel. Lacks BODY!!! Watery, thrown off by such flavours without a decent backbone to support it. Hard to drink yet low in ABV. I got alcohol notes as well. Not my pint of beer and the pricetag nailed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2365) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle pour@Braukunst Live ’15, tesekkürler to Werckmeister’s Mistress. Purplish brown, whispy pour. Heavy bourbon vanilla, apricot brandy doused biscuit dough and coconut milk in aroma. Delves into a light-bodied array of pleasing dessert flavours/perfumes reminiscent of Pim’s Cakes dunked in hop-curated orchard fruit honey, muscovado and Jim Beam BBQ bourbon chocolate. Quite well done at this affordable abv ransom really, while at the same time suffering from that fascinating BrewDog "overload of precisely engineered flavours turn into a vaporised perfume" PoMo phenomenon.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5441) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 30, 2015
Tap at Le Senk. Dark chestnut brown color with huge beige head. Roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa beans, dark bread. Taste, coffee, coconuts, cocoa, caramel, licorice, whiskey, wood. Enjoyable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (805) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 29, 2015
Mahagony brown colour with a light creamy tan head. On the nose aromas of raisin, vanilla, wood, wet leather, dark fruits like sweet redcurrant and chocolate arise. A whif of metal occurs as well but fades very quickly away. Light slick with a medium to full body and softly carbonated. Bourbon vanilla chocolate sweetness is noticeable up front with a light fruit-herbal bitterness lingering on the back of the palate. Harmonic and lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2015
Brown beer, beige head. Nose is caramel and dried fruit dominated by bourbon. Flavor has the same characteristics as the nose, but with more pronounced caramel and warming booze in the finish. Lingering christmas pudding.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
andrew_drinks (223) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Humulus et Fermentum. Pours fairly clear chestnut brown, small beige head. Aroma of soft dark brown sugar, some frehsly cut wood and a very slight green apple touch. Initially toffee sweet, some rough smoke, raisins, prunes and roast.. Slightly metallic. Some rich vanilla bourbon flavour smooths out the palate,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Desverger (2794) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2015
Tap@Brewdog Clapham, London - dark brown pour with reddish hue. Dark malty aroma and taste, medium roasted, caramel, chocolate, nutty, dark dried fruits, vanilla, bourbon wooden nuances, very very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2561) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour, white head. Aroma of honey, oak, vanilla and caramel. Taste is very bourbony, with strong oaky vanilla, honey, caramalt, red fruit and cherry. Quite a creative and tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1260) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
.33l bottle @Harry?s Pours dark ruby red with tan medium head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, dark malts, coffee notes, bread, caramel, smoked fish(?), cocoa and raw chocolate. Some dried fruits and tobacco notes. Flavor is mostly same. Nice beer. Soft palate, easy to drink...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Towey1989 (250) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Keg at Brewdog Nottingham. A deep ruby red colour with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, sweet vanilla, toffee, almonds and brown sugar. Taste of roasted and toasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, almond, raisin, spice and a hint of smoke. Light bodied, soft carbonation and a smooth texture. A sweet toasted malt finish. A beautiful beer with great flavours, so easy drinking. Shame it’s so light and doesn’t pack a punch like other similar Brewdog beers.


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