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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (412) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Clear red, with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, earthy hops, whisky. Taste is sweet, caramel, light bitter finish, rich. Thick oily texture, low carbonation, full bodied. Pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SilverfoX (469) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2015
apricot jam, earthy, caramel, alcohol aromas from a dark bronze colour body with no head. stong bitter sweet jam flavour quite chewy but still good, alcohol burn isnt too bad considering its strength. actually rather drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (4243) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 5, 2015
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, claret violet colour with small, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Resinous hoppy aroma is interspersed with oak and vanilla notes, fruity hints of plum, raisin, morello cherry, candied citrus fruit, some caramel and toffee. Taste delivers similar notes, permanently oscillating, you get what you decide to focus on; well hidden alcohol. Rich and complex, clean and precise - excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HerrBierkoenig (370) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 4, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, Pours cloudy dark red to brown liquid, small smooth tan head, Aroma: rich aroma of candied fruits, raisin, cranberries, alcohol, strawberries, wood, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, dry, fruity - strawberries, cranberries, some citrus notes - mainly orange, candied fruits/raisins, biscuit maltiness, Palate: full body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long sweet candied aftertaste, Overall: excellent brew, complex in aroma as well in the taste, would appreciate if the sweetness would be better incorporated, and the barrel ageing would me more distinctive (actually I only retained some woody notes in the aroma), but all the way perfect :) enjoyed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghendrix (125) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle at home, pours honey brown with thin white head, vanishes quickly. Looks like a barley wine. Aromas of caramel, whisky, oak, honey, apples, spice. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter, some spiciness and booze but not too much. Medium body, slick and well rounded. Fuck knows what the fucking butthurt Estonians are on about, this is a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
freretoc (904) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 31, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl à la brasserie, avant toute chose, le packaging est dément, il est d’une beauté incroyable. Couleur marron délavée, peu de mousse et pas d’effervescence, incroyable attaque en bouche sur la prune... Très longue et agréable belle seconde attaque sur de l’herbe et la poire. Fin de bouche pruneau tout en longueur !

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 29, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Style brandy, sucré, liquoreux. Sublime assemblage, un grand plaisir à boire.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3089) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2014
330ml bottle @Overpriced Beer Tasting. Hazy copper color. Tiny size, bubbly head, disappears. Malty, berries, candy, red currant in aroma. Sweet, sugar crystals, raw malty taste. If head brewer describes it as "fuckin complex" I describe it as "fuckin mess".

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (719) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
200€ worth of beer. Malty and sweet. Feel like a caramel malt extraction with load of brown sugar. A good brew, but not worth it.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9723) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle (the 200e of overpriced shit session)
Sticky stodgy malty aroma. Dark, tan head. Dirty palate. Some marker pen esters, gonna get high. Odd citrussy twist in the retronasals. Pretty rough malty body stodgy. wet rye bread. Finish is just the fading of the taste, nothing new. Do like the malts. This wanted to be AleSmith Wee Heavy. This failed so badly.


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