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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (2542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Another old rating I’ve just found. 33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - dark amber so the oaking presumably has darkened it a little. Not much head. Nose - pine and citrus probably oranges. Not a huge amount of evidence of Belgian yeast in there. Not sure what I was expecting. Taste - mire of the same. I expected some sweeter notes. Palate - medium to full bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly balanced finish. Overall - interesting though perhaps a few months will help it to knit together better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spacecube (835) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
330ml bottle, 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. Body is light for the abv, carbonation low, finish is dry and short and caramel. Excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wihlan (257) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Helt underbar, näst intill perfekt! Stor maltighet i början en härlig välbalanserad bäska. Definitivt en av de bästa ölen jag druckit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
VictorStr (1287) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Aromen är en käftsmäll från himlen. Sötma, fruktig, ABV:N kanske skiner igenom lite men ack så bra. Smaken likaså och kroppen, tjock, fyllig och perfekt kolsyrad.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
stefannilssons (1462) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Det här är tokigt bra, fina toner av trä, sirap, passionsfrukt och vanilj präglar smaken. Kroppen är stabil till tusen och balansen är fulländad!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle 330ml @Beer Hunters
Deep clear ruby color, small white head. Strong toffee and alcohol aroma. Medium to full bodied, sticky palate. Sweet toffeish flavor, some vanilla and some whiskey lurking in the background. Suprisingly this is not like its concept - this is actually quite simple beer, but probably gets better over the years. Good one anyway.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnRMurdoch (3281) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Fancy 330ml bottle in a box from BrewDog Online Store. Medium orange brown, reasonable head. Big sweet grassy glue aroma. Very sweet whiskey barley sugar flavour. Strong sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5242) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Caramel, hops and nuts in the aroma. Hoppy, warming and fruity taste with nuts, caramel, toffee and dried fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lore (1061) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 dark amber colour, minimal brownish off-white head; very complex aroma of pine resin, raisin, caramel, biscuit, wood, spices and some whiskey; taste of intensive sweetness (candy sugar, caramel, and raisin), and bitterness (pine resin) with whiskey- and wood notes, as well as herbal liqueur - very complex beer, but a bit too much for me; definitely not for everyday ’use’

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13392) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle at Mikkeller&Friends - Thanks to Leigh. Clear amber reddish - white head. Heavy hoppy. High sweetness. Resin. Fruity. Some candy notes. CocaCola - or is it Jolly Cola. Some wooden notes. Ok bitterness. Fruity. Lots of dried fruits.


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