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BrewDog Bourbon Baby

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


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RATINGS: 257   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomat (2821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle from SB. Brown with a small tan head. Fruity and woody tones.Malt, wood, fruit and vanilla. Medium body with a nice bitter sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
w_adwersarz (402) - Cracow, POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Piana bardzo obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, zwarta, długo się trzyma i pozostawia niezły kożuch na szkle. Barwa ciemna, brunatna, prawie czarna, klarowne z ładnymi rubinowymi prześwitami. Aromat to przede wszystkim owoce, ciemne dojrzałem owoce z odrobiną alkohol, coś jak monszeri ale nie na wódzie tylko na szkockiej. Czekolada i sporo wanilii, odrobina paloności. Bardzo przyjemnie. W smaku owocowo, ciemne owoce, burbonowo, czekoladowo, praktycznie to samo co w przypadku aromatu, ale na końcu odrobinę ostre. Wysycenie średnie, wytrawne szkoda, goryczka niewielka wspomagana odrobinę ostrością, z przyjemnym waniliowo owocowym finiszem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
Drank with Marijn at my place during dinner 24-11. Nice bourbon hints but a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hopmaestro (848) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2015
Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate and some raisins/figs. Taste is, well, bourbon, too much actually. Also some figs and prunes. Vanilla and a little floral. Super quick fade away and super thin in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lele (278) - Padova, ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Notevole interpretazione di una Scotch Ale, con un sentore importante di affumicato e di bourbon. A lungo andare, il sapore decade un po’ di intensità, ma è comunque notevole. Sentori anche di malto e biscotto.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoTheO (39) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Dense head with a light tan. Deep dark brown color. Aroma hasa lot of caramel, some vanilla and almost some Irish cream liqueur... Taste adds some floral notes and spicy fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abergdahl (144) - SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2015
Sweet aroma, burnt caramel.. Pours dark ruby red with a decent head, nice! Warm, sweet taste, a lot of caramel but balanced by warmth.. Hints of oak and some of the sweet is due to the bourbon. Not much bitterness and a pleasant warming aroma vita velvety mouth fell... Very nice and perfect on a cold November evening

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2015
330ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium head. Vanilla, oak, alcohol, lactose and dried dark fruits. Spicy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a dark brown colour beer with a small head. Dried fruit like raisins with notes of caramel and spicey vanilla. To thin for my taste lacks the body of a really good scotch ale. Dry finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (5176) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2015
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet Tromsø - Langnes. Drukket på Bergstua 31 Aug 15. Dyp mahognyfarget. Middels høyt kremaktig skum med litt farge & filigranser. Søt whiskyaroma. Oljeaktig munnfølelse. Smaken preget av søt malt med en velintegrert whiskysmak. Lang ettersmak. Bra.

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