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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: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (696) - århus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Duft: stor sødme. duft af frugt og humle. en kant af egefade. smag: malt sød. karamel. svesker. bitter humle eftersmag. virkelig en lækker øl. supper god balance mellem duft og smag. efter en par min mærker man varmen fra den høje alkohol. eller så fornemmer man den ikke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3173) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Bottled. pours clear, eep golden with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted caramel wood and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, bitter and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Strong Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13626) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansa, Malmö. Clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. Oily. 180414

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tlind2 (1271) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 18, 2014
Draught@Brewdog Bar, Stockholm. Reddish copper color, off-white head. Intricate aroma: oak and vanilla, but also sweet caramel, hints of chocolate and much more. Silky smooth flavor that follows the aroma and lingers with a sweet finish. Would pair wonderfully with vanilla ice cream and is a remarkable dessert on its own.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsHipster (40) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Flot mahogni rødbrun øl med blød og afrundet smag, hvor fadlageringen tydeligt smages. Eftersmag med toner af karamel, hvor alkoholen er baggrunden [APK: 5.37]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1415) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at home. The colour is clear dark amber to nut brown, and with a small, off-white head. Aroma of oak, leather, brown sugar, port, caramel and alcohol. The flavour is similar with a good dose of sweetness and brown sugar and caramel. Has a rich mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A powerful beer, pretty sweet, but not as complex as expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (4041) - Holbæk, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at Carsten. Clear deep amber, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, barrel, dark fruit). Flavor medium+ sweet, heavy bitter, whisky barrel, spicy, really complex. Full body, some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (710) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online store. Dark copper, no head, syrupy, thick texture, stewed cherries, port wine, candy sugar, oak, tobacco, boozy. Not bad, but hard going.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog Mix Tape 8 ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a small, open frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruity, wood, light to moderate hoppy and yeasty, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, sweet malt, alcohol, light wood - oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140405]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1715) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2014
Butelka 33cl. OCZY : śliczne piwo. Przejrzyste w odcieniach brązu i czerwieni. Ma małą piane o kolorze jasnego beżu. NOS : Piwo na pierwszy rzut pachnie mocno alkoholem podobnym do whisky albo starego porto. Ale to tylko pierwsza warstwa. Jest ich sporo. Można wyczuć aromaty karmelowe, wiśni w kompocie, tarty, soku jabłkowego, gałki muszkatowej, białej czekolady, paszy dla świń etc...etc. USTA : piwo jest oleiste i słabo gazowane. Mocne w smaku. Dominuje słodycz karmelowa i alkohol. Lekko kwaśnawe z nutami gotowanych owoców i drewna. Trochę jak tort mocno nasiąknięty jasnym porto. Alkohol rozgrzewa ale chyba to normalne przy tak dużej zawartości alkoholu. Posmak jest wytrwały i przyjemny o barwach karmelu i alkoholu. ODCZUCIA : po pierwszym łyku piwo podobne jest do wina jęczmiennego. Jednego z lepszych jakie piłem. Bardzo bogate i niezwykle głębokie. Naprawdę warte swojej wygórowanej ceny. OCENA : smak : 9/10 pijalność : 3/10

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