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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 111   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (11146) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11030) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (10847) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
clear brown, small white head. aroma is flowery, malty,spicy. flavor is bitter malty, quite strong, faint herbal,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10655) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Thanks to jercraigs and Mabel for this one. Amber-brown pour. The nose is lovely. Pine and a bit of sweet brown sugar along with a touch of fruit. Rich and hoppy with a nice softly resiny character. Date and plum along with the hoppiness. Pretty lovely brew really. It’s got a nice bit of malt character.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7844) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Cat (non-ratebeer), sampled on September 20, 2014.
Clear brown color, small teal head. Malty, sweet, alcohol, raisin scent. Sweet, alcohol, raisin taste. Warming alcohol. Perfume aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
2014-07-23. Crisp dark amber body with a small frothy beige head. 3+ Aroma is sweet, light tea like accents, muted fruit notes. Flavour is quite sweet, sugary and sort of fruity throughout, lightly bitter and alcoholic in the finish, lingering sweet sugary malt in the aftertaste. Pleasant, the alcohol is surprisingly restrained considering. Dangerously drinkable. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low to no carbonation. 3+ Pretty nice but I don’t love it. Bottle from either BrewDog or Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow. I forget which.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6868) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from BD Shoreditch. It pours deep reddish-amber with a medium beige head. The nose is candy, caramel, raisin, plum, grape, vanilla, sweet whisky, wood and plenty of fruit cake. The taste is sweet bubblegum, brown sugar, raisin, plum, prune, golden syrup, smoke, wood, toast, light bitterness, varnish, spice, mild astringency and medicinal notes with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine, prickly carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Good depth of flavour, but it is ultimately rather sweet and sticky. OK for a small pour, but I couldn’t through much of this...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2013
330 ml bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of heavy sweet English toffee, raisins, wood, weak vanilla notes and whisky. Rich flavour of heavy sweet maltiness, wood, vanilla, grassy bitterness, orange juice, spruce, burnt sugar and some herbal notes. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Alcohol comes through too much. For those with a sweet tooth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6212) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2013
33 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Aroma has lots of sweet ripe fruits and caramel, some malts, toffee and sugary notes also, alcohol comes through as well. Flavor is also extremely sweet with caramel and ripe fruits, some sugar, malts, nutty notes and faint wood. Sticky sweet palate, lingering caramel finish. Way too sweet, but manages to keep the alcohol at bay on some level.
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