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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (1406) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 15, 2016
Unclear, ruby red colored, small off white non lasting head. Aroma is of caramel, dried fruit, some spice, bit vinous and more wood, leather, boozy. Taste is very sweet malt and caramel, some toffee, dried fruits, some spice, leather, bit walnut, woody notes but not really that strong whisky or oaky, quite strong boozy finish and warming aftertaste, some bubblegum in the finish as well. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky. Don’t really see a point in blending aged hopped up (well, aging hops...) beer but OK. Interesting but way too boozy... (bottle from the brewery, thanks Nikola)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6812) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Dark amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Malt, alcohol, raisin, dried fruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, alcohol, caramel, malt, raisin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikeyo1 (694) - Linköping, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle @ home. Cellared for 2,5 years. Deep amber liquid with almost no head. Very vinous aroma with dark fruits. Sticky alcohol is up front along with vanilla, oak, leather, raisins, dates, pears, some terpentine, herbs and toffee. Taste is full bodied with a very long duration. The alcohols blends much better in taste than aroma. The taste is complex with lasting caramel and toffee. Vanilla, oak, marzipan, leather, raisins and dates . Finish is drier but still sweet with lingering honey, toffee, herbs, marzipan, pears, cogniac and oak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
OminouSC2 (468) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
I love this one. It’s one of those, big, over the top beers that BrewDog often (or often try to) make, but this one really works. Nice, amber color, and the sweet and alcohol aromas hit you during the pour. It’s hard to comprehend all the tastes going on, but the whisky casks really makes it mark on the beer. Sweet, spicy, alcohol, caramel, oak, medicinal, but even though the flavors are large, they mix well and leave you with an overall satisfying finish. Next to perfect American Strong!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (5606) - FINLAND - JUN 17, 2016
Bottle@wka. browny muddy appearance. Bourbony nose, malty, sweet corny, slight herby, sweet doughy, cookie dpughy syrupy flavour. Full bodied, good bitters, bit boozy whiskeybourbonesque finish. Lots of flavours, intense. Kind of a beer you could write esseys about, complex. Pretty nice flavours too. Totally worth the 5€.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rafael52 (982) - Łódź, POLAND - JUN 12, 2016
Kolor: miedziany, delikatnie zamglony.
Piana: średnio obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w miarę trwała.
Zapach: bardzo złożony, słodowy, karmelowy, opiekany, melanoidynowy, , aromaty ciemnych owoców, likieru, wina jęczmiennego, wyraźne aromaty beczki, drewna, delikatnie wyczuwalna whisky, obecne również akcenty chmielowe, ziołowe, delikatnie cytrusowe, kandyzowane skórki cytrusów, subtelne akcenty przyprawowe, korzenne.
Smak: spora pełnia, lekka gęstość oraz oleistość, również złożony, sporo nut suszonych owoców, daktyli, rodzynek, moreli, wyraźne akcenty słodowe, karmelowe, likierowe, lekko przypiekane, wyraźnie wyczuwalne beczka oraz whisky, słodycz wyraźna, ale nie mdli, ani nie zalepia, bardzo dobrze skontrowana goryczką, alkohol wyczuwalny przez lekkie rozgrzewanie w żołądku.
Wysycenie: w kierunku niskiego.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
alex_leit (2571) - 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 (849) - ITALY - APR 1, 2016
Color ambra/rubino con un cappello di schiuma biancastra non molto persistente. Al naso č densa e avvolgente e colpisce subito con sentori di frutta matura, frutta esotica, luppolo e caramello; al palato č prima dolce, rotonda, liquorosa poi calda, vinosa, pungente e amarognola. Il finale č 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 č "nuovo" ha una complessitŕ 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 (1423) - 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.

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