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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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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Christopsy (113) - SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2013
OH MY GOD! This is a GREAT beer! It has a supurb mouthfeel, a thickness to it, that makes you feel its really dark, and a hop menu that is to die for! This may be the finest beer that BrewDog have EVER made. As a blend of Scotch whisky aged Belgain quad and a Scotch whisky aged Imperial IPA... this is OUTRAGOUS! I love dark beers, but OH MY GOD! This beer is INSANE!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bohnam (1) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
One of the best beer i ever tasted. so deep and tastefull :D Mostly chcocolate, whiskey and a bit of belgian soul. simply Delightful

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
toob1994 (3) - - JUL 23, 2014 does not count
I had this beer a week ago and I can still remember the awesome taste, caramel, whiskey...

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SimplySike (963) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Pours amber red brown almost syrupy like, with a small white head. The head disappears quickly leaving a thin layer of bubbles. Aroma when opening the bottle and pouring the whisky and alcohol are the first things that hit the nose. Also fruit, cherry, grape, apricot, berries, raisins, vanilla, caramel, toffee en bit earthy wood. So much is going on. Taste starts with a smooth caramel, vanilla sweetness followed by the fruits. A tinteling lovely bitter at the end with a warming feel of alcohol. All of the elements in the aroma come back in the taste. Mouth-feel on this one is excellent! thick silky with a tiny sparkle on the tongue. Amazing beer, a complex nose and everything coming back in the taste. The mouth-feel is awesome.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
wihlan (339) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
Helt underbar, näst intill perfekt! Stor maltighet i början en härlig välbalanserad bäska. Definitivt en av de bästa ölen jag druckit.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
llkc (486) - århus, DENMARK - APR 24, 2014
Duft: stor sødme. duft af frugt og humle. en kant af egefade. smag: malt sød. karamel. svesker. bitter humle eftersmag. virkelig en lækker øl. supper god balance mellem duft og smag. efter en par min mærker man varmen fra den høje alkohol. eller så fornemmer man den ikke.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with cm thick ivory head which quickly disappeared. Aroma: Toffee, syrup, woody, vanilla, vinous/spiritous, liquorice, orange peel, peat and musky. Taste: Medium/high sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Thick grainy texture, heavy body, low carbonation, lingering sweet, astringent syrup, slightly spicy finish with a kick of alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely, if it wasn’t the afternoon it would be the perfect night cap! So much going on in the taste and aroma, one minute its a triple, then its a strong IPA and then an aged beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours dark amber with very little head. Honey, raisins, bubblegum, smoke and alcohol aroma. Palate is syrupy and thick. Taste is very complex with raisins and sweet caramel body throughout. Boozy from start to finish but in a good way.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep copper ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Bergamot and resin hops, raisins, sherry and a touch of Scotch make for a highly appealing aroma. Strong bergamot, floral and resin hops up front give way to honey, raisins and muscat in the mid-palate. Hints of prune lead into a warming Scotch finish. This is the best beer I have had for some time, and really reminds me why I like BrewDog so much. Only they could come up with this lunatic 14.5% blend of IPAs, and somehow have it work so well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abergdahl (64) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
A favorite, big aroma of plum and oak.. Not much of a top, medium brown redish... The taste is complex, it had a Belgian ale flavor, both with several twists... The feel in the mouth is amazing, a light sizzle yet very smooth.. Taste is very full and complex, definitely a malty beer, good balance between sweetness and alcohol, a deep complex taste, umami, plum and oak cask... Mmmm a good substitute for whiskey or cognac.. One of my favorite beers ever... Great


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