BrewDog / Ballast Point San Diego Scotch Ale

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap


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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottled; Special
Brew-Date: 16th November 2011
Location: BrewDog HQ, North East Scotland
The Team: Martin, James & Stewart (BrewDog) and Yusseff Cherney (Ballast Point)
The Beer: A San Diego Scotch Ale. OG 1090
The Hops: Challenger, First Gold, Amarillo
The Twist: This beer has been aged in whisky casks with raisins soaked in Ballast Point Rum (they were amazing!)

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fonefan (49379) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

[ Trade by madmitch76 ]. ABV: 11.9%. Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grass, orange - citrus, wood notes, light alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, woody hops, caramel, alcohol, woody, burnt sharp malt, alcohol soaked raisins notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcohlic. [20130405]

yespr (45464) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2012
33 cl bottle at Brewdog Glasgow. Pours pitch black to brown with a huge chocolate brown head. Aroma is caramelish and light chocolate. Smooth caramelish, sweet, light toasted and mild fruity. Smooth caramelish and toasted malt, light fruity, bitter and lingering dry and maltyinto the finish.

joergen (28153) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle at Theis & Mette. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.

anders37 (26641) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy raisin and caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dry caramel woody dark fruit and rum flavor. has a sweetish malty woody spicy dark fruit and caramel finish.

omhper (25139) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very dark brown, rich beige head. Aroma of caramel and raisins. Sweet with near full body and rounded mouthfeel. Deep caramel, dates and rhum. Fudge and white pepper in a bitter finish.

Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a murky, opaque brown with an off-white head. Thick caramel and nuts in the nose. Rich body, again extremely thick and malty with a whisky touch. A little ashy. Warming alcohol finish. 060413

madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
23rd September 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, massive pale tan head. Nice toffee - caramel nose. Smooth palate, a little airy. Smooth malt with good dark toffee. Touch of rum and dark fruits. Finishes with the malt turning a little earthy and also creamy. All flavours very well integrated. Quite a light beer for it’s abv but with a wonderful richness of flavour.

cgarvieuk (24515) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 bottle at home ... deep brown black ... soft roast ... light malts ... too much creamy toffee malts nose... soft roast ...caramel malts ... little whiskey in finsih Bottle at home ... June 2015 ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soft toffee malt ... big alcohol .. soft vanilla nose ... soft vanilla fruits .. soft toffee .2.9

Leighton (21258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2012
Bottle at a Chriso tasting, London - big thanks to Chris for this beer! Pours cloudy, dark red-brown with a light, creamy beige head. Huge semi-dark malt nose with big toffee character. Big sweet flavor with semi-dark malts, toffee, brown sugar and dirt bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warming finish with sugary leaves, caramel, cherries, raisins and more toffee. Big, sweet and ballsy, yet not cloying or too hot. Very nice.

Rasmus40 (20746) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. ABV 11.9 %. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 050413

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