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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
98
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Almost clear in the glass, amber in color and with a small, beige head. The aroma is lightly alcoholic, with dried fruits, caramel and some faint roasted malts, there’s pine cones, resins and boozy, some bread crust, nuts and dark sugar. It’s full-bodied, warming and softly carbonated, with loads of flavors. bread, caramel, dried fruits, dark sugar, some wood, pine cones and resins and a decent bitterness. Lasting finish. Rather wonderful this one, sure complex, a beer that needs quite some time to be consumed, and it’s sure repeatable. 150814

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours slightly hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, bread, alcohol, dried fruits, oak and hint of citrus. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium biter with a long warm, caramel, dried fruity, bready, oak and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of herbs, some malt, bread, some caramel and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, bread, nuts, dried fruits and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (725) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 28, 2015
Pours clear dark amber with low yellowish white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, oak barrel, light citrus. Taste is very sweet, oaky, hazelnuts, caramel and butterscotch with a light boozy bitterness in the finish. Body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation. Very alcohol warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - JUN 27, 2015
This beer was quite the experience. A Tripple and and Triple IPA? Both barrel aged? Then combined? Ok!

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (13105) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Sehr süßer, minimal alkoholischer Antrunk. Sehr sehr süß bleibend, minimal herb. Kein Hopfen, unausgewogen, trocken herb. 7/8/4/7/8/6

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (2047) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Noe tåkete gylden brun med lavt beige skum. Lukter at den har ligget i eiketønner, vanilje, noe karamell alkohol og rosiner. Søt rosin og bittersøt brent karamell og fyldig søt kraftig alkohol. Portvin. Kjenner alkoholdunsten lenge. Lite kullsyre.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleksander9 (842) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Ruby copper with white head. Toffee, licorice, floral, herbal, roasted caramel and alcohol spice. Fruity, sweet, licorice and hoppy finish. Overall: almost like a barley wine

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (1506) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en oviedo el 04-06-2015 de el coleccionista de gijón. Color bronce algo turbio con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos y alcohólicos. Entre barley wine y strong ale tirando a escoces. Aromas y sabores maltosos y especiados mieles y algunas hierbas con toques dulces de caramelos tostados. Cuerpo medio a intenso con gran sensación alcohólica aumentando según calienta. Bastante buena. Alcohólica y original.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1753) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
Klar mørk amber farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt, bær og whiskey. Smak av malt, karamell, frukt, eik, bær og krydder. Fruktig og vinøs med søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.


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