BrewDog Mix Tape 8

 
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99
98
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   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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4.5
   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 (13956) - 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 (5076) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. (cellar temperature) Pours clear dark amber, no head - filtered. Intense caramel and toasty nose, with some smoky and bitter pine in the back. Medium to full body with resinous bitterness, added with some smoke. Sweetness all the way, alcohol warmth in the finish, ending round & bitter, aftertaste dry and little alcohol burn. Taste is grapefruit juice, some nuts, caramel and malts. A bit too harsh to be well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewTom (649) - - OCT 31, 2014
A massive, caramel, toffee, Barley Wine-esque, bold, deep, rich ale with a lovely hop hit and undertones of Belgium-ness. Yum! Rated by BrewTom

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Thompson. Nice red color, average to medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is sweetish malts, sweetness, some oak and whisky influences in the aroma. Somehow I dont really like it. Taste malts, oak, lightly alcoholic, sweetish, sweetish alcohol, bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thompson (707) - - OCT 30, 2014
Medium beige foamy head... clear red colour with a nice orange glow.... smell bitter hops yeasty... taste roamy bitter bit sour om after taste... very good. Bottle Shared by benzai. ..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5882) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Dark amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells deep barley wine, alcohol, malts, sweet. Tastes super deep, deep hops, malts, sugary, deep fruityness, some alcohol. Warming, full body, soft carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
panacea (94) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2014
Pours ruby red/brown clear with one finger white head. Nose is dark fruits, toffee and scotch. Taste is more on the fruity and hoppy side, yet very sweet and lots of caramel notes. Some warming alcohol as well. Full body, low carbonation. Excellent brew, but more of a barley wine than an IPA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
SVD (1885) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2014
Bottle at home, ruby red beer with a small head, aroma is wood, scotch, fruit. Taste is wood, scotch, fruits like raisins, sweet... VERY NICE !


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