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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - APR 16, 2016
Bottle. bronze-colored, clear, with light creamy froth. Aroma: complex, honey, oak, smoke, white sherry, whiskey, very nice. Taste: sweetness, dried fruit, raisins, sherry Oloroso, honey, warming and very good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (800) - ITALY - APR 1, 2016
Color ambra/rubino con un cappello di schiuma biancastra non molto persistente. Al naso è densa e avvolgente e colpisce subito con sentori di frutta matura, frutta esotica, luppolo e caramello; al palato è prima dolce, rotonda, liquorosa poi calda, vinosa, pungente e amarognola. Il finale è pulito, per nulla stucchevole, nonostante l’abbondantissimo corpo e il sapore generoso; abv ben celato. Un tripudio di note di uva, toffee, malto, prugne, luppoli americani, zucchero a velo, scotch, pan di spagna, marmellata di albicocche, sciroppo d’acero, chinotto... ogni sorso è "nuovo" ha una complessità spiazzante. Birra esagerata ed estrema, un’esperienza indimenticabile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
The first bottle shared at TheArtofTea place. 10.03.2016. Clear amber with bronze and cooper color. Like a liqueur and port, like american barley wine. Sweet, sticky, rich and spicy, with a litlle bitter in the end. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (1264) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2016
From a bottle that has been stored since release. The hopped influence that was there on release has now reduced. The barrel aged influence are stronger, with the whisky finish now balancing out the sweetness of the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2016
Bottled. Amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy, some bready and herbal notes along with mild caramel and nuts. Flavour is floral, herbal, some mild bready and nutty notes along with some slgiht alcohol and mild toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SkillsFactory (475) - ITALY - JAN 10, 2016
Rossa con riflessi caramello, schiuma ocra non molto persistente. Aroma di toffee, zucchero di canna, biscotti al burro, albicocca, uva passa, whisky, note legnose, agrumate e floreali. Al palato gli stessi sentori si ripresentano uno ad uno insieme a una leggerissima nota di arancia candita e ad una bella coda etilica, lievemente piccante e zuccherina, seguita da un amaro erbaceo e leggermente tostato. Corpo pieno, carbonazione medio-bassa, oleosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (6475) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2015
Bottled from Systembolaget Deep Coop and almost no head. Very sweet flavour. Brown sugar, apricots, raisins. Sherry/port-ish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (13844) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
KRS 140815. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is alcohol, orange, pine, bread, caramel, whiskey, oak, dried fruit, sugar, malt. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
w_adwersarz (434) - Cracow, POLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Barwa miedziana, klarowna, widaż że piwo mocne ponieważ zostawia ’nóżki’ :P Piana niewielka, drobnopęcherzykowa i zwarta. Aromat złożony, ale przede wszystkim brak mi było amerykańskich chmieli. Owocowy, ciemne owoce, lukrecja, trochę miodu, odrobina wanilii i burbona. W smaku bardzo słodkie, no i alkohol całkiem nieźle wyczuwalny, później jest tylko więcej słodyczy. Słodkie wino, dojrzałe owoce, tak słodkie że przywodzi na myśl dżemy, albo konfitury. Wysycenie niskie w stronę średniego, półpełne, goryczka średnie z dodatkiem alkoholu i słodyczy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Simonsen (1050) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
Flasle fra vinmonopolet. Klar burgunder m , lite karbonert med en tynn skumtopp. Smaker malt,karamell,eik,krydder,mørk frukt og alkohol. Meget bra

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