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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


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   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1431) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 19, 2014
33cl bottle from cerveteca, lisboa. Dark copper color with thin head. Body is spiky and medium. Finish is long. Taste is medium to high sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is caramel, alcohol, vanilla, whisky, chocolate, spices.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oops (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Glasgow. Reddish-copper with almost no (white) head. In aroma, which is really intense, malt, caramel, wood, alcohol, fruits, spices and ofcourse some hops. One of the craziest aromas IMHO. Nice and smooth, but tooooo sweet.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (731) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 3, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours clear amber-copper with off-white head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense caramel, hoppy bitter, sour notes, alcohol, wood, and vanilla. Taste is very sweet, intense caramel, pine, oak, and vanilla. Finish is nice bitter with some alcohol burn. Overall: great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3350) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle in Italy. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, iodine, peat, sugars and quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet, spicy and very alcoholic. More bitterness comes almost minutes later and the hops end up dominating the finish. Thick body, but just not thick enough for the sweet booze bomb this is. Interesting brew, nonetheless.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11146) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, 14.5% Clear dark amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak, little oxydized, toasted, wood, vanilla and toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, vanilla, little toffee, dark fruits, sweet with notes of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo (315) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Mad Princes Brewing owners.....nice! The pour is hazy deep chestnut color with near zero head. The aroma is impressive, grape wine, vanilla, sweet malt, raisins. Taste is sweetness, maltiness, booze, barrel aged woodiness, slight fruitiness.....definitely one to be sipped with a thick body. Quite an experience.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (1065) - ESTONIA - MAY 20, 2014
Review 900. Bottle shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Reddish orange, small beige head. Nose is alcohol, malty sweetness, oak, vanilla, tons of caramel - reminds me of Sink the Bismark. Flavor is vanilla, malt, hops, sweetness, whiskey, massive caramel, some peaty notes, more alcohol. Flat carbonation, oily palate, full body. Very nice and complex.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - MAY 15, 2014
pours hazy copper brown with little head or carbonation. Sticky in the mouth, main aromas coming through are the malt barrel, cararmel malt. juicy fruit hop, toffee-apple, mild spice, prune, biberry.. This is a unique beer, very moreish and drinkable. Alcohol very well hidden. A nice slow sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Smell of red wine, pepper. ruby colour, small white head. Aroma of red wine, raisins, alcohol, whisky. Very sweet, oily. medium carbon.


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