Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Thistle


on tap

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RATINGS: 326   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Bottled; Special.

Bourbon Baby is a baby Scotch ale which weve gone on to age in bourbon barrels. The Scotch ale base is light bodied and low ABV, and brings toasted shortcake and blossom honey flavours; the barrel ageing adds a demonic, dark vanilla twist. Rich brown sugar, hints of smoke, spiced fruit, chocolate and raisins are just some of the multitude of flavours that have developed.

Our aim was to showcase barrel ageing in a lower ABV beer and we felt the malty scotch ale base was the perfect way to do this. The body remains light, yet there is a complexity quite unlike anything you would normally expect in a Scotch ale.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (1409) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2017

Medium aroma of malts, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, berries, chocolate and roasted malts.

Turbid/opaque red/dark brown beer with a medium beige head.

Starts medium/heavy sweet with malts, caramel, wood, bourbon, vanilla, berries and chocolate; ends slightly bitter and dry with roasted malts.

This beer is intense, complex and balanced. This is even more true for its abv. Great soft bourbon flavour that works wonders with the base beer. The aroma could have been stronger and the palate is slightly too thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (772) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - FEB 24, 2017
Clear, very dark, cherry red. Thin, filmy, light tan head. Dates. Dark fruit. Some smoke. Some grassiness. Taste is a slip of liquorice sweetness. Then cocoa powder dry. Slightly thin palate. Smoky, dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
catholicpunk (12) - Kalisz, POLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Piękny aromat znajdujący swoje odzwierciedlenie w smaku - robiące spore wrażenie piwo i udana wariacja na temat klasyki.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3084) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2017
Bottle from Eltham Wines, Eltham (October 2016). Dark brown pour with a beige head. Nose of brandy butter, nuts, sultanas, toffee, caramel. Flavours of dried fruit, toffee, caramel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3754) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2017
Bottle from World Beer Market (Sake no Taniguchi) online shop. Roast malt nose, with quite a lot of bourbon. Sommes berries, and a sort of alcohol presence. Dark translucentborwn color. Caramel, tangy berries, raisins, barrel, light chocolate, and a moderately malty finish. Thin-medium body. Feels a bit stronger than it is. Pleasant and not overdone with the barrel bit. Both fruit and bourbon barrel get to shine a little here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
crajun (1217) - , Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2017
hoping this was infected. aroma was interesting with undertones of wood vanilla, but the astringent aftertaste was no bueno...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thomas_W1 (736) - Rastatt, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2016
Flasche 0,33l (ABV: 5,9%): Kastanienbraun, deutliche Trbung, krftiger feinporiger Schaum; krftige Se in der Nase, Malz, Malzzucker, dunkle Fruchtigkeit, getrocknete/eingelegte Frchte, leicht alkoholisch, krftige Rstaromen; deutliche Se im Krper, krftig malzig, Rstaromen, Kaffee, nussig, cremig, krftige Kohlensure, getrocknete schwarze Beeren, fruchtige Bitterkeit, trockene Fassaromen; angenehmer wrzig-bitterer Nachgang mit krftigen Rstaromen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
KikoDucky (179) - Trenčn, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2016
Aroma of chocolate, whiskey, honey, british hops, dark malts, sweet spicie. Colour is dark, under light can see red tones. Taste start is yeast and cocoa, middle is whiskey, spice, alcohol. Low bitter, honey and scotch whisky tones finnish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (2881) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Demens (402) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2016
0,33l bottle. Dark almost black colour with medium lasting tan head. Aroma: Deffenitely whisky, barrel and vanilla. With time shows some almond and dark fruity notes. Taste: Sweet full malty start with roasty tone and a bitter mouthfeel. Creamy texture. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium lasting bitter and dry finish. Its like a good stout with a whisky aroma.

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