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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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98
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - many thanks to Josh. The nose holds caramel, ripe fruits, toffee, leaves. Big sweet flavor, loads of syrupy caramel, some ripe orange, bread. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish, very sweet, some bitter earth, leaves, caramel, stewed fruits. Hefty but still pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13846) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13625) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle from Systembolaget Hansa, Malmö. Clear dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, moderate hoppy, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. Oily. 180414

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (13192) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12595) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home, from BD Online, 16/10/14. Amber with reddish hues topped with a decent beige covering. Nose is candied frut peel, sweet notes, touch of booze, bitter tropical bastards, light smoke, toffee. Taste comprises sweet tingles, rich caramel, candied fruit peel, booze tunes, light spice, toffee fudge, figs, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close. Decent offering, boozey do but drinks a good chunk below the ABV!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (12537) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle, 14.5% Clear dark amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, caramel, oak, little oxydized, toasted, wood, vanilla and toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, wood, vanilla, little toffee, dark fruits, sweet with notes of alcohol.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Koelschtrinker (12461) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 15, 2015
Sehr süßer, minimal alkoholischer Antrunk. Sehr sehr süß bleibend, minimal herb. Kein Hopfen, unausgewogen, trocken herb. 7/8/4/7/8/6

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (11440) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours clear red copper with a small off-white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, chestnut, vinious, Cognac, oranges. Medium carbonation, fine oily and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vinious, vanilla, caramel, oak, oranges, peach. Quite warming in the quite sticky sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
clear brown, small white head. aroma is flowery, malty,spicy. flavor is bitter malty, quite strong, faint herbal,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (10724) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 27, 2014
330ml bottle (the 200e of overpriced shit session)
Sticky stodgy malty aroma. Dark, tan head. Dirty palate. Some marker pen esters, gonna get high. Odd citrussy twist in the retronasals. Pretty rough malty body stodgy. wet rye bread. Finish is just the fading of the taste, nothing new. Do like the malts. This wanted to be AleSmith Wee Heavy. This failed so badly.


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