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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle at home, as 48 Miles later. Pours black, dry roast malts, almost salty, juicy fruits, earthy, light smoke, soft chili burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Draft at BrewDog Camden on 19 October. Poured a opaque black with a thin black head. Aroma of smoked malt, coffee and dried fruit. Citrus hop flavour with peat and cured meat. Finishes with burnt malts, caramel and smoked wood chips and a little spicy edge. Black IPA, smoked chilli; there is no part of this I don’t like and this worked very well. Joint favourite of the collaboration festival with the Cromarty Black Rocker.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4335) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle shared by Menno, thanks! Quite some coffee and roasted malts in the aroma. Somewhat spicy flavor, but the chilies are hardly there. Peppery and dry. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abijen (2512) - ’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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (18745) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 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 chillyKeg at brewdog... Deep chocolate... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Light malts.. Little fizzy... Dark malts

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9555) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Keg at Brewdog shoreditch. Aroma is Roasty berry and hint of smoke. Opaque black with a thin light tan head that fades. Flavour is slight medicinal phenol, wood and smoke. In the finish there is classic american c-hop. I like this. It is an interesting take on the black IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9689) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5612) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
androman (1850) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at Borefts 2013. Strong bitter black, ordinary dark ale. Slight chilli feels from burp only.:)

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