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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Pours light amber/ orange color with almost noe head. Smell reminds me of sink the bismark witch i didnt like that much. Less boozy offcourse. :p Taste is suprising vs the smell. Much more mild and body in the taste. Caramel, raisins, sherry, wood, oak. With some boozy but not unplesant aftertaste. Complex as hell! I’m gussing you get different experience everytime you drink this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
back (1391) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Kobber klar skum hvid Vanilje tømmer malt slik Bitter lidt sød meget Cremet flad @f1/far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1218) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 .33l on tap @ Harry?s Pours clear amber with low head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, caramel, sweet malts, some raisin. Flavor is alcohol, syrup, sweet malts, hops and dark malts. Some dark bread and dark fruits. Swell beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1293) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (100:-). Rejält maltig och fruktig, hög sötma, knäck, alkohol, en del trätoner. Rejält söt avslutning. Intressant!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
storskurk (120) - DENMARK - MAR 15, 2014
Det er et halvt år siden jeg smagte den, men den var så god at jeg endnu har den tomme flaske stående. Vild kombi af triple IPA og fadlagret quadrupel. Lige lovlig sød måske, men så skal man bare byde den som en portvin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1504) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
Pours clear amber low off white head Aromas of oak, vinuous alcohol, loads of caramel, cherries, red fruits Full bodied loaded with caramel malts, oaky whine notes, red fruits. Quite enjoyable. Wee bit too much alcohol in the end

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McWorta (754) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 2, 2014
Clear, deep orange, amber light ruby red in colour with a small lightly tan head. Noses of spruce, acacia/cypress, wood honey, sherry/port, earthy and leather. Chewy honey sweetness with hints of bitterness offering more complex aromas of chilli, bit of licorice, salty and rich honey molasses. Heavy slick texture furthering the complexity into resin and malt molasses. Full bodied with a scratch of bitterness. Long persisting pleasant finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Franzen (371) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
Very caramelly aroma with some nutty elements and hints of scotch.
Clear amber almost red colour with light beige head
The taste starts pretty sweet and malty, mostly caramell. The interlude is like floral scotch, like speyside whisky. in the end the maltiness is nicely balanced out with a medium bitterness. The finish is a bit scotch and a bit alcoholic
Full body, low carbonation dry texture
Nice and very malty and affected by the whisky barrels in a good way.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3421) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2014
Small head red hue medium carbonation aromas toffee alcohol caramel hop mix vanilla the flavours toffee crisp alcohol dark fruit honey brown sugar oak a sticky touch has a lovely whiskey taste so good on the palate just wonderful flavours a good mix very well done the finish top class stuff rich malts and alcohol tastes oak so good a brilliantly made beer just so good will buy more

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (4364) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle, from trade with Foffern. Pours a crystal clear deep amber body with a large, long-lasting creamy off-white head. Lovely. Nose is hugely complex: whisky, smoke, bourbon, oak, vanilla, pine, spruce, herbs, dry grass, bubble gum and hints of heather honey, cognac and muscovado sugar. Taste is smooth vanilla and oak tones up front, then loads of fruity American hops, red fruits, white bubble gum, bourbon, whisky, sweet floral tones, muscovado sugar and hints of floral and herbal notes in the back. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. A really stunning piece of art, blending new and old in a very stylish and taste-saturated fashion. Props to BrewDog for still keeping their experimental skills high, despite the otherwise evident turn to mass marketing and brewing in other areas of their operation. This is absolutely gorgeous! :-)

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