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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: 190   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
This beer was quite the experience. A Tripple and and Triple IPA? Both barrel aged? Then combined? Ok!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Sehr süßer, minimal alkoholischer Antrunk. Sehr sehr süß bleibend, minimal herb. Kein Hopfen, unausgewogen, trocken herb. 7/8/4/7/8/6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (3162) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
Noe tåkete gylden brun med lavt beige skum. Lukter at den har ligget i eiketønner, vanilje, noe karamell alkohol og rosiner. Søt rosin og bittersøt brent karamell og fyldig søt kraftig alkohol. Portvin. Kjenner alkoholdunsten lenge. Lite kullsyre.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleksander9 (1364) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2015 Ruby copper with white head. Toffee, licorice, floral, herbal, roasted caramel and alcohol spice. Fruity, sweet, licorice and hoppy finish. Overall: almost like a barley wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angel77 (2424) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2015
Botella de 33 cl en el momento en oviedo el 04-06-2015 de el coleccionista de gijón. Color bronce algo turbio con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos y alcohólicos. Entre barley wine y strong ale tirando a escoces. Aromas y sabores maltosos y especiados mieles y algunas hierbas con toques dulces de caramelos tostados. Cuerpo medio a intenso con gran sensación alcohólica aumentando según calienta. Bastante buena. Alcohólica y original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2015
Klar mørk amber farve med beige skum. Lukt av malt, karamell, frukt, bær og whiskey. Smak av malt, karamell, frukt, eik, bær og krydder. Fruktig og vinøs med søt avslutning. Vinmonopolet.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (409) - - MAY 31, 2015
Aroma: red fruit, caramel, yeast, whisky, vanilla, cherry, spice, citrus, lemongrass, liquor, anise, strawberry, herbs, floral, jasmine, licorice, banana, clove, cookie, gingerbread, cocoa; Apperance: dark red, vanishing frothy ring Taste: intense sweetness, intense sourness, intense bitterness Palate: full body, slick texture, long finish, soft carbonation Fairly dry, mostly Tripel and Whisky Barrel features, IPA definitely in the background. Boozy, heady, barley-winish. Bitterness kicks in midway but is considerable too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (1799) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
33cl bottle at home from only good beer, budapest. Body is clear ruby amber, head is medium, tan, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is red wine, flavor is molasses, honey, red fruits, licorice, bourbon, raisin. Heavy sweet, light sour. Finish is long lasting liqueuris heavy sweet sour, heavy alcohol warmth, light hoppy bitterness . Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation. Extremely sweet, very heavy, I can hardly drink it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (1037) - FRANCE - MAY 24, 2015
Pours hazy orange with no foam. Nose is fruits and brandy. Aromas are caramel, brown sugar, orange, vanilla and raisin. Low carbonation, creamy texture. Long sweet and alcoholic finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1149) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle 0,33l. Pours amber cognac colour that leaves no head nor lacing. Aroma of bourbon, intense caramel malts, toffee apple, pine. Taste of heavy sweet, alcohol, initially overpowering sweets continue, sticky jam, sugar syrup, overripe fruits, getting dry in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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