BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please Islay

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 375   ABV: 12.5%
Here is your Equity Punk exclusive opportunity to purchase Bitch Please Islay. In 2010 we brewed a beer with the scamps from the legendary Three Floyds craft brewery. We brewed a idiosyncratic Scottish Barley Wine with South Pacific Hops. Most of it was aged for 8 months in Jura cask. However, for the Islay edition we had only 3 ex Laphroig casks tucked away in our warehouse for over 18 months. The result is a tiny amount of bottles of one of the most extreme beers we have ever produced. Intensely peaty and smoky from the Islay cask ageing and with epic depth given the amount of time it spent in the oak. I am a collaborative brew. I am a messed up, idiosyncratic, schizophrenic son of a bitch. I would blame my parents. With the wolves of Three Floyds and pirates from BrewDog involved, the writing really was on the wall for me. Right from the start. Nick, Barnaby and Chris from the legendry Three Floyds visited BrewDog in August 2010 to brew this crazy beer. An inherently Scottish spin on a barley wine brewed with peated malts from Islay, shortbread, toffee and eclectic hops. After fermentation the beer was aged in Laphroaig casks for 18 months. All because of the Scamp Wolf of Badenoch. Bitch it up baby!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
djoeye (4397) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2016
Aroma; fire in the wooden casks, peaty caramel, tropic tar, whisky notes, lots of knock on wood. Look; off white head, silk ruby body. Taste; peat, tar, wood, oakey dokey malts, tropic scotch, smoked malts - fully warming finish. Feel; full bodied, softly carbonated. Overall; nice sipper, real luxury. [33cl.btl 13.5% BB:14.02.2017 #044 - B by Rune in Glasgow 2011 - [email protected]@RunesTower]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (7039) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2016
Flaske 330ml - batch 044. Delt med djoeye og Rune i WCveien 10 Des 16. Mrk amber. Uklar. Filmskum. Heftig aroma av rkt torv. Smaken mye rkt torv. Trr. Utmerket l men ble litt ensformig. Farlig nr rykwhisky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (12063) - Troms, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2016
330ml bottle, batch 044, 13.5 % abv, stored in my cellar for a few years after I bought the bottle at the BrewDog bar in Glasgow in April 2012. Filmy layer, a rustic tint to a dark brown body, close to clear. Scattered lacing. Strong aroma of peaty smoke, hints of oak. Peaty smoke flavours joined by caramel and dried fruits. Roasted, warming bitterness to a lingering finish. Full bodied. A solid sipper, indeed (Shared with djoeye and Finn, rating session in Troms 10.12.2016).

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
chinchill (4749) - South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2016
12 Oz bottle. Off putting rubbery aroma with a unpleasant flavor dominated by ash. FA Food Science expert in the tasting group said phenols in the aroma. Overall. Avoid. The worse brew Ive had from either FFF or Brewdog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PartyFowle (954) - - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Muddy, murky burgundy. One finger of tan froth. Nose: candied dates, peat smoke, caramel, toffee, some earthy hops. Nice blend of peat and sweet. Hops lead the flavor, with earthy, woody bite. Peat is next, then old oranges. Some caramel on the sides. Hefty, lingering bitterness. Surprisingly light body -- medium-light. Mild, pinching bubbles. Tons of alcohol heat all the way down. Some more malt sweetness would provide more balance. Right now its too bitter, the smoke clashes a bit with the hops. Smoke flavor and level are nice, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (260) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2014
The aroma was just the prelude - when this liquid gets on your tongue, be prepared: an awful lot of taste nuances will explode in your mouth, on your tongue, in your throat! Love it, or hate it - fact is that this brew offers a geniouds complex taste that can only be discovered and honoured when drinking it slowly with a lot of time and an open mind. Smoked flavours mix with toffee, coffee, roasted bread and a dry hop note. I even could detect a hint of sandlewood and a lot of alcohol. This beer warms you up! But dont give up after the first sip - there is so much to discover! Awfully complex. So much to discover and so dividing. Love or hate - nothing else. But fact is - this is a great brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47600) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please Islay ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, wood, oak, peat, whisky, medicine, band-aid. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, peat. oak, whisky, medicine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140417]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark copper/red, dry and peaty, sweet, expected this to be a lot smokier though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (15092) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by Oli & Mia. Nice dark red color, medium sized beige head. Aroma is peat, malts, lightly band-aid, tar. Taste malts, dark malts, peat and tar, bitter, alcohol, bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Quite an old bottle, maybe 4-5 years old, so the heavy peat that was expected had subsided quite a bit and by this point it was actually pretty nice, though the peat and tar arent really what I like. Heavy but drinkable though. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (5001) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
13.5% bottle from the BrewDog website. A very dark brown hazy beer that pours with a quickly disappearing tan head. It has stupendously powerful whisky, oak and burnt currant flavours, smoked peat and old leather with vanilla and alcoholic burn on the finish. A bit too much for my palate.

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