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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SaintMatty (5083) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2013
330ml Bottle - Dark brown in colour. Caramel, hops and nuts in the aroma. Hoppy, warming and fruity taste with nuts, caramel, toffee and dried fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at William K Kurvi, 20131109) The beer poured deep mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vanilla, wood, malts and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were wood, vanilla, malts, sweetness, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, boozy and bitter. An interesting brew but not really a good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (4398) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle at BrewDog Stockholm, November 2013. Amber with a small head. A lot of malt in this one with interesting undertones of hops. Also dried fruit, wood and some notes of hay. The body was full and the mouthfeel oily. The finish was long and with warming alcohol. A beer to sip in peace.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4036) - 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

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ClubGonzo (3854) - 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! :-)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3686) - Holbćk, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle at Carsten. Clear deep amber, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, barrel, dark fruit). Flavor medium+ sweet, heavy bitter, whisky barrel, spicy, really complex. Full body, some alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3261) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2014
Bottle in Italy. Clear amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is full of whiskey, vanilla, oak, caramel, iodine, peat, sugars and quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet, spicy and very alcoholic. More bitterness comes almost minutes later and the hops end up dominating the finish. Thick body, but just not thick enough for the sweet booze bomb this is. Interesting brew, nonetheless.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3198) - 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

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnRMurdoch (3171) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2013
Fancy 330ml bottle in a box from BrewDog Online Store. Medium orange brown, reasonable head. Big sweet grassy glue aroma. Very sweet whiskey barley sugar flavour. Strong sweet alcohol aftertaste. Not my sort of beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3163) - 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


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