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Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4334) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2014 Bottle... Poured a medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich caramel toffee. The flavour is medium sweet with a rich sweet boozy alcohol caramel palate. Mediurn bodied with average carbonation. A real sweetie with lots of boozy alcohol, a lovely box too :-)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5045) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, sweet malt, toffee, wood and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Crisp dark amber body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet, light tea like accents, muted fruit notes. Flavour is quite sweet, sugary and sort of fruity throughout, lightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish, lingering sweet sugary malt in the aftertaste. Pleasant, the alcohol is surprisingly restrained considering. Dangerously drinkable. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low to no carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice but I don’t love it. Bottle from either BrewDog or Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow. I forget which.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Inte så överdrivet förälskad i denna. Nästan lite synd att jag har kvar en hemma. Någon som vill ha? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (933) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Clear amber brown with a small slightly off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Boozy sweetness with some hoppy bitterness. Caramel, vanilla, booze, dark fruits, some wood, whiskey, chocolate, hops and spices. A great full flavoured experiment.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
461er (12) - Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle from Heinrich3000, kwh. Tiny head, clear dark amber. Full body, bitter hops with nice sweet finish which reminds a touch to Port Wine-very fine carbonation-unbelievable 14,5%.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
toob1994 (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
I had this beer a week ago and I can still remember the awesome taste, caramel, whiskey...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (784) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear amber pour with thin ring of head. Aroma is loaded with caramel and whiskey tones. Brown sugar, raisins too. Can detect more than a hint of the DIPA that went into it. Taste is very much the same elements as the aroma, but doesn’t seem particularly complex or interesting. Sweet, warming, plus a bit of burn at times. Nice sipper but didn’t really live up to my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle with thanks to BenH! Pours hazy chestnut, small off-white head dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is very oaky, dark sugars, vanilla, toffee, light pine, dates. Flavor is full on sweet, medium bitter, oak, whiskey, pine, a bit of citrus. I am not getting any peaty or smoky flavors though. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very, very hot from the ABV. Pretty darn good, but a bit too hot.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMessiah (3) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
Pours almost without a head, though a thin white head dissolves fast. Aroma is a bit spicy, but mainly sweet caramel. Tastes veeeeery, too, sweet. Raisins, vanilla, honey and whiskey. Some hops peek in the taste but not enough for a brew mixed from IPAs. Alcohol doesn’t taste through even with this abv.


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