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


on tap

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RATINGS: 322   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maekchu (3613) - 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 (1200) - , 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 (628) - 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 (120) - 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 (1598) - 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 (320) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6127) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 10, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear dark amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma has medium roasted malt, caramel, some smoke, wood, vanilla and Bourbon. Distinct aroma but not too much, very nice. Flavor is sweet, moderate roasted malt, wood, vanilla, Bourbon and balanced bitterness. Fine, smooth body and long lasting fine aftertaste. A very pleasant bourbon stout thats not overdoing anything. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philwill (14) - - OCT 30, 2016
bourbon cask taste. sweet, vanilla taste, not to much carbonated and is missing a little bit more malt taste, more mouthfeel which would be a better fit for the bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
willisread (2933) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - OCT 17, 2016
Bottle from Tanakaya. Pours a slightly hazy chestnut brown. Lovely oak-forward nose with molasses and vanilla bean as it warms. Easy drinking and light on the palate. Raisin, cinnamon and light bourbon notes on the finish. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gowdy (1040) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2016
Two thirds of a pint at Brew Dog in Edinburgh. Very dark. Served cold. Off white head.

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