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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (3760) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from SB cons 2014-02-15 Göteborg AR: fruity peatiness, pear, grapes, great AP: clear amber, frothy ofwhite head F: fruity pearinees, some disturbing charcole in the finish, pear, grapes, wee Madeira wine, great beer the ageing really worked well

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2014
A very nice mix. A nice colour and very pleasant taste. Doesn’t taste as strong as it should and that’s good. I’m impressed. A good combination of Belgian Tripel and TIPA. Thanks to Scotch Whiskey Barrels. Want to have some more this kind of beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Deep copper, beige head.Smells of oak, bourbon, vanilla, light malts, some dark fruits too. Heavy sweet, malty, fruity, flavors of bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark fruits - quite elegant and excuisite. Oily smooth texture, very soft carbonation, warming; moderate bitter finish. A sipper! I have to say it’s maybe the best and most original Brewdog i’ve tried.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber/mahogany beer with a small but lasting offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, grassy hops, fruity, vinous, toffee, vanilla, pine, floral, some licorice. Malty fruity aroma, warming alcohol, vinous, vanilla, hoppy fruity notes, citrus, caramel, pine, toffee. Finish brings warming alcohol, vanilla, toffee, caramel, some pine neeles, and mango. Very interesting mix of beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle at Ungstrup. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops and pine needles. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops with notes of marzipan, pine needles and alcohol. Sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3052) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells of almond. Very sweet with loads of caramel and toffee. Some cask wood. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1085) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 8, 2014
Aroma: Smelling of toffee, sherry, raisins, chocolate and vanilla.
Appearance: A hazy amber colored beer. A low off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting toffee, sweet bread, orange marmalade, sherry and vanilla.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A good body with a somewhat dry finish.
Overall: Very smooth and potent, barley wine material.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at home. Reviewed 2014-02-09.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10605) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
clear brown, small white head. aroma is flowery, malty,spicy. flavor is bitter malty, quite strong, faint herbal,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottled. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, straw, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, over ripe fruits, straw, and hops, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5076) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, alcohol, oak and spice.


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