BrewDog Mix Tape 8

 
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98
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 435   ABV: 14.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg and bottled, special
An epic fusion of age old Belgian tradition, American new wave brewing and the world of Scotch whisky.
Mix Tape 8 is a blend of two huge oak aged beers half a hopped up Belgian Tripel, and half a Triple India Pale Ale. These beers have both been aged in single grain whisky barrels for close to two years and finally blended to create a beer that our head brewer Stewart Bowman can most helpfully describe as fucking complex.
Mix Tape 8 is a high octane blend of styles, influences and processes. This beer is a blend of 2 huge oak aged India Pale Ales. Half of this beer is rooted in an amped up, hopped up Belgian Tripel which has been aged in Scotch Whisky casks for almost 2 years. The other half of the equation is a triple India Pale Ale which has also been aged in Scotch Whisky barrels for close to 2 years. This beer is inspired by the Belgian Monastic brewing tradition and its centuries of heritage, the hopped up American new wave craft brewing and everything that rocks about Scotch Whisky barrels and oak aging.

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abergdahl (177) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
A favorite, big aroma of plum and oak.. Not much of a top, medium brown redish... The taste is complex, it had a Belgian ale flavor, both with several twists... The feel in the mouth is amazing, a light sizzle yet very smooth.. Taste is very full and complex, definitely a malty beer, good balance between sweetness and alcohol, a deep complex taste, umami, plum and oak cask... Mmmm a good substitute for whiskey or cognac.. One of my favorite beers ever... Great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4202) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
330ml bottle mail order from brewery. Deep dark copper brown colour, with no head. The aroma is deep caramel toffee, and stewed fruit. Really sweet, and stewed fruit and alcohol. And a great bottle label too!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
[6556-20140723] Bottle. Mild fruity grains aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Super sweet toasted toffee flavour has a long-lasting sweet tea aftertaste. Medium body is surprisingly boozy, wait, what? Its 14.5%?? Tasty, nice toffee notes but quite boozy. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7
(w/ DuctTape, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjsint (2575) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 Bottle. Gift, likely bought from the BrewDog website. The first beer drunk in my new digs in Ely. Dark reddish brown, almost mahogany. An incredibly complex, confusing and exciting smell as befits the recipe. Red wine, whisky, wood, strong iced tea, caramel, rosemary. Taste is an overwhelming sweet matched by an intense bourbon alcoholic sour. Thick mouthfeel with very little carbonation. Papaya in the finish. Extreme and gorgeous.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1425) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 24/11/2014. Pours a clear light amber with not much of a head. Has a huge malty aroma with lots of toffee, butterscotch, brown sugar, along with a distinct hint of booze. In the mouth, its sweet delight with more toffee, butterscotch and brown sugar, as well as caramel, treacle and golden syrup. Then you get a moderate countering hop bitterness with the whisky quite evident. While the blurb refs an IPA base, its more barley wine in character, though I wont argue with the American strong ale label either. The palate is slightly syrupy and the carbonation modest. Not the most complex big beer Ive ever had, but its a delicious and moreish dessert brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tommann (3487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark reddy orange with a small head. Aroma is rich, woody, toffee and molasses. Hint of meaty whisky. Taste is meaty toffee to start. Molasses. Minty whisky finish. Doesnt taste the strength. Perfect winter night beer. Warms the belly. Brewdog do make some shit but when they hit the mark, they fucking do.

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peermac (59) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
Deilig l, mye sdme som er godt balansert med lang smak i munnen. Jeg synes den hye alkoholen er kamuflert godt. Alt i alt en spennende l. Kjenner bde ipa og belgiske smaker her.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - NOV 13, 2014
Apoteosi del gusto che si realizza in un fortunato matrimonio tra la tradizione belga e la magia dellinvecchiamento nel whisky scozzese che odora di acqua salata che si infrange contro le scogliere e delle sterminate distese di erika delle highlands. Divina!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (12523) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Vovas place. Thanks Vova. Clear amber-chestnut color. Nice aroma of lots of whiskey, vanilla, wood, malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Very sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, with lots of whiskey, vanilla, a bit of nuts, a bit of stale hops, alcohol and a slightly bitterish finish. Medium to full-bodied, quite alcoholic, a bit syrupy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (4774) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. A dark amber beer that pours with no head. It has a very rich red fruit, malt, currant and vanilla flavour, oak and sweet sugary sherbet finish. Very good and it has no burning alcoholic warmth to the beer.


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