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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 110   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stouby (3726) - Holbæk, 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (3351) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3347) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (3345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2014 Re-rate 31/01/2014. Lot more complexity starting to come out, including the barrel and some Belgian yeast notes. Getting better... 330ml bottle from Appellation Wines - cheers Ash! For all the blurb, we’re in pretty standard US-barley wine or Double IPA territory here. Fresh citrus hop aromas disguise any other subtleties that might be there from the Tripel end of the mix, or even from the barrel aging. I’m not finding it as sweet as some of the other reviewers, and think it’s quite well-balanced, if not ’all that’. Got a few stashed away, so might re-rate if it improves with age.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JohnRMurdoch (3281) - 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 (3237) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3164) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013
33cl bottle, shared @Kaisla 30.11.2013. Poured mahogany, clear, no head. Strong dark fruity aroma with toffee, wood, sweetness and alcohol. Flavor has raisins, toffee, hops, wood, mild smokey notes. Full bodied, oily and sticky. Long warming sweet toffee finish. Complex and heavy stuff. Could well try this again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells of almond. Very sweet with loads of caramel and toffee. Some cask wood. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3152) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle with thanks to BenH! Pours hazy chestnut, small off-white head dissipates to a ring that laces well. Aroma is very oaky, dark sugars, vanilla, toffee, light pine, dates. Flavor is full on sweet, medium bitter, oak, whiskey, pine, a bit of citrus. I am not getting any peaty or smoky flavors though. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Very, very hot from the ABV. Pretty darn good, but a bit too hot.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (3113) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
Pours very dark amber Very malty back under a great hopprofile ( typical brewdog hops ) Tiny bit of booze , but not much oak Thick mouthfeel . NICE taste ! Buttery , hoppy , oak , sweet , some whiskey ( very low amount ) , grains ,... Damn this is way better than feared . I like this a lot ! Low carbo


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