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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
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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 10, 2014

Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.

[ As Fyne Ales/Brewdog Smoked Chilli Dark Ale ].
Clear dark red brown color with a small, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, moderate hoppy, fruity, light wood. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration, wood, malty, frozen fruit - water. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20130927]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30909) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
From tap. Pours pitch black, no head. Fruity, dark roasted malt. Bitter, toffee, dark roasted malty, light pine and grapefruity. Bitter, dry and mixed roasted malty and bitter. Light fruity finish. Vague chili in the far finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20649) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Black coloured with no head. Roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour of caramel and hops with notes of smoke. Roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
27th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 1. Clear dark brown beer, no real head. Light dry palate. Thin dark malt, dry. Mild and unsweet dark chocolate. Mellow chill warmth. Finishes dry. Okay but not floating my boat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14180) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 Cask at De Molen ... deep black ... thin tan lacing .. soft dark roast malt nose ... too colde... bitter chocolate roast ... dark malts ... chewy light smoke ... not getting any chilly Keg at brewdog... Deep chocolate... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Light malts.. Little fizzy... Dark malts

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Draught @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours black with a bubbly head. Sneaking warming chili, fruit and vague roast. Medium bodied.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Christian (11054) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2014
Borefts Beer Festival 2013. Black with no head. Aroma of toffee, licorice and green pepper. Dry malty flavour with licorice notes, vegetables and peppers. Slightly spicy finish. Thin and flat

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10702) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Shoreditch. Pours black-brown with a foamy, off-white head. Nice smoke and cocoa character in here. Great balance, mild earthy bitterness. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lasting cocoa and burnt wood in the finish. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bierkoning (10147) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
cask @ Borefts 2013. Almost black. Soft malt smoke aroma. Hints of chili. Malty smoky flavor with hidden pepper. Well balanced. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10144) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught. Black coloured. No head. Aroma. Roast, cocoa, light coffee, liqourice, vague smoke. Flavour. Smoke, roast, vague chicil, some coffee and liqourice. A bit bland. medium bodied. Ends light roasted bitter with a light smoky touch and an easy chili bite on the lips and palate.


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