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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (5900) - 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1011) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 24/11/2014. Pours a clear light amber with not much of a head. Has a huge malty aroma with lots of toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar, along with a distinct hint of booze. In the mouth, it’s sweet delight with more toffee, butterscotch and brown sugar, as well as caramel, treacle and golden syrup. Then you get a moderate countering hop bitterness with the whisky quite evident. While the blurb refs an IPA base, it’s more barley wine in character, though I won’t argue with the American strong ale label either. The palate is slightly syrupy and the carbonation modest. Not the most complex big beer I’ve ever had, but it’s a delicious and moreish dessert brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (2812) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark reddy orange with a small head. Aroma is rich, woody, toffee and molasses. Hint of meaty whisky. Taste is meaty toffee to start. Molasses. Minty whisky finish. Doesn’t taste the strength. Perfect winter night beer. Warms the belly. Brewdog do make some shit but when they hit the mark, they fucking do.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peermac (59) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Deilig øl, mye sødme som er godt balansert med lang smak i munnen. Jeg synes den høye alkoholen er kamuflert godt. Alt i alt en spennende øl. Kjenner både ipa og belgiske smaker her.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (868) - - NOV 13, 2014
Apoteosi del gusto che si realizza in un fortunato matrimonio tra la tradizione belga e la magia dell’invecchiamento nel whisky scozzese che odora di acqua salata che si infrange contro le scogliere e delle sterminate distese di erika delle highlands. Divina!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber-chestnut color. Nice aroma of lots of whiskey, vanilla, wood, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Very sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with lots of whiskey, vanilla, a bit of nuts, a bit of stale hops, alcohol and a slightly bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied, quite alcoholic, a bit syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2463) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark amber beer that pours with no head. It has a very rich red fruit, malt, currant and vanilla flavour, oak and sweet sugary sherbet finish. Very good and it has no burning alcoholic warmth to the beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1242) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. (cellar temperature) Pours clear dark amber, no head - filtered. Intense caramel and toasty nose, with some smoky and bitter pine in the back. Medium to full body with resinous bitterness, added with some smoke. Sweetness all the way, alcohol warmth in the finish, ending round & bitter, aftertaste dry and little alcohol burn. Taste is grapefruit juice, some nuts, caramel and malts. A bit too harsh to be well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (311) - - OCT 31, 2014
A massive, caramel, toffee, Barley Wine-esque, bold, deep, rich ale with a lovely hop hit and undertones of Belgium-ness. Yum! Rated by BrewTom

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8748) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Nice red color, average to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is sweetish malts, sweetness, some oak and whisky influences in the aroma. Somehow I don’t really like it. Taste malts, oak, lightly alcoholic, sweetish, sweetish alcohol, bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thompson (340) - - OCT 30, 2014
Medium beige foamy head... clear red colour with a nice orange glow.... smell bitter hops yeasty... taste roamy bitter bit sour om after taste... very good. Bottle Shared by benzai. ..


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