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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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keg and bottled, special
An epic fusion of age old Belgian tradition, American new wave brewing and the world of Scotch whisky.
Mix Tape 8 is a blend of two huge oak aged beers – half a hopped up Belgian Tripel, and half a Triple India Pale Ale. These beers have both been aged in single grain whisky barrels for close to two years and finally blended to create a beer that our head brewer Stewart Bowman can most helpfully describe as ‘fucking complex’.
Mix Tape 8 is a high octane blend of styles, influences and processes. This beer is a blend of 2 huge oak aged India Pale Ales. Half of this beer is rooted in an amped up, hopped up Belgian Tripel which has been aged in Scotch Whisky casks for almost 2 years. The other half of the equation is a triple India Pale Ale which has also been aged in Scotch Whisky barrels for close to 2 years. This beer is inspired by the Belgian Monastic brewing tradition and its centuries of heritage, the hopped up American new wave craft brewing and everything that rocks about Scotch Whisky barrels and oak aging.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (583) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 28, 2014
Dark amber colour, small beige head. Aroma of honey, toffee, rape peach, rape banans, liquirice. Taste is medium sweet and quite complex. Medium to full body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation. Very nice.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Narkee (11) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours dark amber with very little head. Honey, raisins, bubblegum, smoke and alcohol aroma. Palate is syrupy and thick. Taste is very complex with raisins and sweet caramel body throughout. Boozy from start to finish but in a good way.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (20) - - AUG 19, 2014
beautiful dark amber color with hardly any head. Deep smell of sweetness and hops, dark fruits, very complex. Complex sweetness on the tongue (very sweet), probably due to the cask influence. Barleywine feeling in the palate. Alcohol is very noticeable from start to finish. No bitterness (probably also due to the cask influence). Great for a special occasion.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (4420) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from Bottle park, Bratislava. Dark amber color with minimal white head. Aroma of whiskey, malt, fruits, caramel. Very sweet taste with caramel, malt, dried fruits, candied orange zest, vanilla, oak, alcohol - whiskey. Full bodied beer. Sweet strong alcoholic finish. Very tasty sipper, I liked it a lot. Perfect birthday drink.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1285) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 16, 2014
Almost whisky looking, golden brown, almost no head. There is a fantastic whiff of vanilla, cocoa, whisky, some slight toffee, wet cardboard. Taste is medium to heavy sweet but very well balanced with oak, burn and a slight hop bite. Full bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation. Long hot finish. Awesome

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (951) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 5, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2014 Bottle, OP. Dark ruby body with low head. Aroma is complex at first sniff, has a lot of barrel wood, light ash, dark fruits, evident alcohol too, berries, ripped cherries, wood is pretty strong in there, but very complex, whiskey sweet background, very light smoke ending, prunes, light vanilla touch. Taste has high barrel sweetness, bitterness is long lasting but low, dark fruity sweetness. Body is full, oily texture, medium to low carbonation. Extremely complex, I just love barrel aged beers. #cellar

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Thanks to jercraigs and Mabel for this one. Amber-brown pour. The nose is lovely. Pine and a bit of sweet brown sugar along with a touch of fruit. Rich and hoppy with a nice softly resiny character. Date and plum along with the hoppiness. Pretty lovely brew really. It’s got a nice bit of malt character.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4257) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle... Poured a medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich caramel toffee. The flavour is medium sweet with a rich sweet boozy alcohol caramel palate. Mediurn bodied with average carbonation. A real sweetie with lots of boozy alcohol, a lovely box too :-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4945) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, sweet malt, toffee, wood and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Crisp dark amber body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet, light tea like accents, muted fruit notes. Flavour is quite sweet, sugary and sort of fruity throughout, lightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish, lingering sweet sugary malt in the aftertaste. Pleasant, the alcohol is surprisingly restrained considering. Dangerously drinkable. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low to no carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice but I don’t love it. Bottle from either BrewDog or Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow. I forget which.


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