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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog Mix Tape 8 ].
Clear medium to dark amber orange color with a small, open frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, dried fruity, wood, light to moderate hoppy and yeasty, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, dried fruit, sweet malt, alcohol, light wood - oak. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft - flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20140405]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32113) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2014
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden amber with a small off white head. Thick malty and light alcohol aroma. Toffee, roasted and caramelish malty. Thick, rich malty. Bitter, dry and toasted finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

3.7
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17566) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
8th October 2013
Bright clear red - amber beer. Decent cream coloured head. Palate is smooth and soft and a little dry. Modest super fine carbonation. Sweet malt with thin cream. Mild vanilla. Mellow cherry liqueur segues to mellow fruity bourbon and a touch of Port WIne. Mild spice. Touch of generic fruits before a neutral finish. Light bitterness and spice in the aftertaste. Pretty drinkable and very tasty!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
Interesting: the complicated label doesn’t seem to carry any information about the beer, not even the name; everything is only on the box.
It pours a bright amber color with compact head, although the head is short lived. The aroma is deep and pleasing, very malty, like a good Barley Wine, sweet, hoppy, with hits of vanilla and oak. Full bodied; the flavor is very malty, again like a good Barley Wine, sweet with no excess of roasted malt character, some toffee instead; bold bitterness, but well balanced in this strong malty beer, with a mix of soft hop resins and hop fruits; the vanilla/oak in the final is a cherry on top.
I get the same feeling as the first time I had Dogfish Head Immort Ale and similar beers: powerful and candy-sweet, my kind of sipper.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle at home... Copper... Small tan head... Sift dry woody toffee malts... Soft roast... Soft toffee.. Caramel makts very sweet.. Nit me

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13801) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12999) - 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.


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