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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
goozen (3810) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Borresteijn (6371) - Zaandam, 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..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Balazs (787) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJvd (1196) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
Tap at Borefts, shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: black beer, little to no head. NOSE: hoppy, fruity, little smoked, peppery, herbs. TASTE: herbs, spices, hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Had this at Borefts, Beer Festival, De Molen Brewery, Bodegraven, Netherlands, Friday 27th September 2013 Pours almost black with light beige rim. Wonderfully roasty with a pleasant and gentle warmth. Very pleasant beer, nice coffee flavours good stuff. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (11023) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
Draft at BBF13. Pours near black we a bubbly ring beige head. Aroma of fruits and chocolate. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter, unfortunately missing the expected smoke and chilli. Watery and thin with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarcoDL (4141) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2013
@Borefts. This was promising. but it dissapointed. Quite flat beer, the smoke and chilli were hardly detectable. A shame.

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