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BrewDog Mix Tape 8

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


laiti's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6558) - Helsinki, - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013
33 cl bottle @ William K Kurvi.
Aroma has alcohol, lots of raisins, some glue and sweet, heavy malt typical to American strong ales. Flavour has alcohol, woody notes, fruity and heavy malt, some caramel and toffee. Boozy but warming. Tastes like a typical American strong ale, the scotch is well hidden.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogniskowicz (327) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
Aromat: przepiękne nuty słodowe, cherry, toffi, karmelu, w połączeniu z świetnym aromatem chmielu, nutami belgijskimi (rodzynki, suszone śliwki), zwieńczone nutami beczkowymi (wanilia, drewno, tytoń, whisky) Miazga Wygląd: idealnie klarowne, ciemno-bursztynowe Smak: mocarna słodowa baza, przypominająca najlepsze barley wine, nuty suszony przejrzałych owoców, tytoniowo-alkoholowe grzanie, świetna, bardzo wysoka goryczka kontrująca wszystko. Niskie wysycenie, mnóstwo aromatów beczkowych (wanilia, cherry, drewno), lekka Belgia w tle. Zmiażdżyło mnie, jedno z najlepszych piw jakie dane mi było wypić.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (2965) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Voldby, shared with Niller - dark amber pour with a lazing off-white head. Aroma and taste is big heavy sweet malty, with caramel, toffee, dark dried fruits, some moderate spice throughout. Quite a bad boy this, and really enjoyed it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nihtila (1317) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
10.6.2014. Aroma of oaky vanilla sweetness, caramel, loads of malts. Taste is very intense and strong, caramel strong malts, oaky vanilla, sweet, excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nilsas (2030) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2015

Lukt: Frukter, krydder, vinaktig og noe honning.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Ikke skum.
Smak: Krydder, honning, noe alc i avlutning.
Hvor: Nydt@Lokal tasting med Bryne og Jostein
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@14,5%, Når@07.03.2015

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (794) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2015
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown/reddish with an off-white head. Sweet taste of malts, caramel, bourbon, alcohol, some berries. Full body. Good creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Very rich and complex beer. Nice warming finish. Gorgeous.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cool_Bond (1845) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2015
Strong aromas of dark fruits. Raisins and plums. Can probably agree that the taste is the same. Even strong too. Incredibly heavy bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the mouth for a long while. I did not feel of any alcohol the beer has such a high alcohol percentage. Good beer but one should perhaps share this with anyone. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AdiBeer (1828) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Aroma: bourbon, intense caramel malts, toffee apple, pine. Appearance: clear brown, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: heavy sweet. Palate: alcohol, initially overpowering sweets continue, sticky jam, sugar syrup, overripe fruits, getting dry in the finish. Overall: very intense, excellent complexity and depth. Bottle from BrewDog, Clapham Junction.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2514) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2015
0,33 l bottle roasty, caramel, herbs, woody, whisky, black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, very complex beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fkoolen (470) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle at home, nice artwork. Clear dark amber colour, beige foamy head that quickly slims down. Rich and complex aroma and taste (wow!), big on sweet caramel, molasses, candied sugar, honey and red dessert/porto wine tones, dried fruits like raisins and plums, vanilla, cask notes and some nice whiskey tones, boozy burn and bitterness, extra boosted by the resinous hops. Long boozy and sweet finish, light anice and liquorice. Great balance in flavours. Low carbonation, soft mouthfeel, almost sticky oily, full body. Amazing ale, qualifies as a barley wine imo.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jd543 (415) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2015
Clear red, with a thin beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, earthy hops, whisky. Taste is sweet, caramel, light bitter finish, rich. Thick oily texture, low carbonation, full bodied. Pretty good.


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