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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 188   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber-chestnut color. Nice aroma of lots of whiskey, vanilla, wood, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Very sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with lots of whiskey, vanilla, a bit of nuts, a bit of stale hops, alcohol and a slightly bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied, quite alcoholic, a bit syrupy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4233) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark amber beer that pours with no head. It has a very rich red fruit, malt, currant and vanilla flavour, oak and sweet sugary sherbet finish. Very good and it has no burning alcoholic warmth to the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1702) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. (cellar temperature) Pours clear dark amber, no head - filtered. Intense caramel and toasty nose, with some smoky and bitter pine in the back. Medium to full body with resinous bitterness, added with some smoke. Sweetness all the way, alcohol warmth in the finish, ending round & bitter, aftertaste dry and little alcohol burn. Taste is grapefruit juice, some nuts, caramel and malts. A bit too harsh to be well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (568) - - OCT 31, 2014
A massive, caramel, toffee, Barley Wine-esque, bold, deep, rich ale with a lovely hop hit and undertones of Belgium-ness. Yum! Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (12776) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Nice red color, average to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is sweetish malts, sweetness, some oak and whisky influences in the aroma. Somehow I don’t really like it. Taste malts, oak, lightly alcoholic, sweetish, sweetish alcohol, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thompson (588) - - OCT 30, 2014
Medium beige foamy head... clear red colour with a nice orange glow.... smell bitter hops yeasty... taste roamy bitter bit sour om after taste... very good. Bottle Shared by benzai. ..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5507) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells deep barley wine, alcohol, malts, sweet. Tastes super deep, deep hops, malts, sugary, deep fruityness, some alcohol. Warming, full body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
panacea (94) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Pours ruby red/brown clear with one finger white head. Nose is dark fruits, toffee and scotch. Taste is more on the fruity and hoppy side, yet very sweet and lots of caramel notes. Some warming alcohol as well. Full body, low carbonation. Excellent brew, but more of a barley wine than an IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1320) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home, ruby red beer with a small head, aroma is wood, scotch, fruit. Taste is wood, scotch, fruits like raisins, sweet... VERY NICE !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home, from BD Online, 16/10/14. Amber with reddish hues topped with a decent beige covering. Nose is candied frut peel, sweet notes, touch of booze, bitter tropical bastards, light smoke, toffee. Taste comprises sweet tingles, rich caramel, candied fruit peel, booze tunes, light spice, toffee fudge, figs, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent offering, boozey do but drinks a good chunk below the ABV!

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