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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: 310   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jampura (95) - 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 (1599) - 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 (1912) - 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 (349) - 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 (246) - 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 (113) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Szopeen (322) - POLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Barwa ciemno miedziana, ładna kremowa piana. Bourbon, wszędzie bourbon, zarówno w aromacie, jak i w smaku. Gdyby tylko piwo miało więcej ciała, byłoby rewelacyjne, a tak jest odrobinę wodniste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jenner707 (64) - DENMARK - AUG 14, 2016
Dark Red Brown color with a White foamy head the aroma is light malted with a classic carmel Bourbon twist. The taste itself is very dominated by this Bourbon. Overall a fine beer for the Winter Evening

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (6146) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Tap at brewdog Warschau. Pours black, small grey head. Smell is intense bourbon. Taste is intense, grainy bourbon. Ok body, ok carbo. It’s on the Border of to much, but still very Nice. Rather sweet. Intense for the abv

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
allanmb (172) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2016
Pours dark Ruby with good beige head. Aroma of malt and oak, sweet with vanilla and hint of dark red fruit. Smells like Innis and Gunn. Medium carbonation but light mouth feel. Taste is primarily oak with fig or prunes. Finish is dry with vanilla and little bitterness

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