Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
poletaem (3) - - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
Roasted nuts, chocolate, woody tone. Nice scottish stout, will be good with milk chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2014
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter woody aroma with weak hints of caramel. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a sweetish malty woody spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (498) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2014
330ml brown bottle packaged in a cardboard box. Poured into a snifter glass, appearance is clear dark ruby red with a small tan head, that reduced quickly and left no lacing. Aroma of caramel, grapes, orange peels and oak wood. Flavours of caramel, maple syrup, raisins, dried apricots, oak wood, orange peels, pine and a hint of scotch. Taste is medium heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, syrup like thick sticky texture and soft carbonation. A decent beer overall, but I think the citrusy/piney hops clash with the heavy sweetness and other flavours in the beer. This beer would have been excellent less hopped, with more maltiness and scotch like character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle, shared at Øltorget Mathallen november 9th 2013. Dark brown body, small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel malt, wood. Taste is lively, complex blend of fruit, berries, sherry, vanilla. Very enjoyable and quite easy drinking for a 14,5%, I’d have guessed about 8-9%. At the end the fruits are more present, with raisins and a sweet oaky palate, lasting bitterness with mango and orange. A very nice experience.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3559) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. Copper color with off white head. Aroma of figs, dates, dried fruit, perfume, rum and whiskey. Taste has loads of dried fruit, very sweet, syrup, rum, raisins and whiskey. Alcohol well hidden. Reminds me of barley wine, neither tripel or TIPA. Very pleasant beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4509) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (2135) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11555) - Göteborg, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - 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.

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