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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - 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 (3201) - 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 (1427) - 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 (10869) - 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 (29474) - 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 (5944) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, alcohol, oak and spice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2082) - SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2014
Pours clear dark amber with low yellowish white head. Aroma of butterscotch, caramel, oak barrel, light citrus. Taste is very sweet, oaky, hazelnuts, caramel and butterscotch with a light boozy bitterness in the finish. Body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation. Very alcohol warming. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1004) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with cm thick ivory head which quickly disappeared. Aroma: Toffee, syrup, woody, vanilla, vinous/spiritous, liquorice, orange peel, peat and musky. Taste: Medium/high sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, heavy body, low carbonation, lingering sweet, astringent syrup, slightly spicy finish with a kick of alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely, if it wasn’t the afternoon it would be the perfect night cap! So much going on in the taste and aroma, one minute its a triple, then its a strong IPA and then an aged beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2172) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 30.01.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small slightly bubbly longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, mild sweet bourbon, old leafs, raisins, dark sugar, toffee, oak, hints of citrus peel and butterscotch. Taste is slightly sweet, caramel malts, dark sugar, mild sweet bourbon, old leafs, grass, hops, oak, toffee, alcohol. Medium bitterness. Very nice, alcohol hidden very well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (383) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor Treasure Trove of Phallic Artifacts. Pours golden brown with no head and heavy khaki lacing. Big aroma of caramel, maple syrup, brown sugar and cherries. Lots of dark malts and oaky vanilla. Flavours are immaculate - lots of maple syrup, brown sugar, cherries, raisins, coconut. Great chewy mouthfeel. The beer is sweet but well balanced. Almost like a mix of a barleywine, strong ale and a scotch ale.


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