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Fyne Ales/Brewdog Smoked Chilli Dark Ale
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Brewed by Fyne Ales
Style: Black IPA
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg & bottled, special
In order to get the right balance of smokiness with a hint of chilli heat, quite a few experiments were conducted with chillies jammed in bottles of dark beer, and brews of chilli tea. Some of the early experiments were a bit on the spicy side; just ask our drayman Archie who got tricked into trying a bottle of Vital Spark that had been infused with a Habanero for over a week!
Vic, Andy and Marissa from Brewdog Glasgow came up to the brewery to brew their beer on what turned out to be a monster 11 hour brew day. The guys from Brewdog Glasgow quickly learned the basics of brewing; don’t get stuck in the Mash Tun, and point the ends of hoses away from your face before turning on. They were put to work cleaning out the copper, loading the grist and digging out the mash tun, and of course a few beers were enjoyed throughout the day.
The beer was named 48 Miles Later, relating to the distance between the bar and the brewery, and will be launched, alongside the 11 other beers in the festival, in all Brewdog bars on Saturday the 19th with the Fyne Ales team doing a meet the brewer at Brewdog Glasgow from 5pm.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (2735) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Re-rate from keg at Brewdog Manchester - This is more or less a full flavoured strong stout with a hint of warmth/heat left on the tongue in the aftertaste 6-4-7-3-14=3.4. --------&# Borefts 2013 - Looks like flat cola. Aroma of smokey, roasty malts. Thin, watery body. Flavour is bitter, roasted, malty, coffee. A very slight warmth in the finish 7-1-6-2-13=2.9

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3510) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Tap @ Borefts ’13. Brown colour with no head. Smells hops, chocolate, sweet, and roasty. Pretty nice smell. Tastes smoked, hops, roasty. No carbo (which I disliked) and thin body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (1193) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a dark brown beer with a good white head. Smells fruity and smoked. Tastes the same with a nice bitter finish. Dry texture, thin body and an average carbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black oily, flat liquid. Oily molasses in the nose, sweet, sugary, light vegetable chilli. Taste is oily molasses, cold coffee, light vegetative chilli, soy sauce, malts, brown sugar. Totally flat & oily, bit watery, sounds better on paper than in your glass. This is overall a BrewDog beer. Doesn’t seem like it worked entirely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Draft @ BBF 2013. Pours dark brown. Aroma is some chocolate, coffee and a little bit of vanilla. Taste is quite bitter. Medium body with soft carbonation,

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kraddel (2441) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
bbf 13 pours black, not the slightest sign of foam . smell is nothing . taste is bitter . no carbo at all . not too good ...

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (2727) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at Boreft’13: Very dark brown coloured brew with nice bitter taste and hints of roasted malts and an very faint chilli in the back.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (4410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
On tap/cask at BBF ’13. Brown to black colour, no head. Aroma of cola, some green chili, earth, quite sweet. Flavour is quite sweet, weak, cola, hint of chili, brown malts, hint of chocolate, earth, bittersweet finish. Light-bodied. Meh..

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (750) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
This is one of those that sounded more exciting on paper than in the glass. Deep brown-burgundy color with a tan head. The smoke, chilli were detectable, but hard to tell if I could have picked them up without knowing what I am drinking. Light body, medium carbonation. Okay...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (683) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Draft at Borefts 2013. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is smoked with some roasted malts. Taste has some roasted malts, bit of smoke and the chili. Average.


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