BrewDog Mix Tape 8

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

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RATINGS: 197   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (15092) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (14647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
KRS 140815. Pale amber colour with a beige head. Flavour is alcohol, orange, pine, bread, caramel, whiskey, oak, dried fruit, sugar, malt. Full body. Very nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14007) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from BD Shoreditch. It pours deep reddish-amber with a medium beige head. The nose is candy, caramel, raisin, plum, grape, vanilla, sweet whisky, wood and plenty of fruit cake. The taste is sweet bubblegum, brown sugar, raisin, plum, prune, golden syrup, smoke, wood, toast, light bitterness, varnish, spice, mild astringency and medicinal notes with a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, fine, prickly carbonation and viscous mouth-feel. Good depth of flavour, but it is ultimately rather sweet and sticky. OK for a small pour, but I couldnt through much of this...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13906) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (13569) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, alcohol, oak and spice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (12499) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at Craigs. Pours pale amber, sweet sickly toffee, bitter, quite one dimensional but nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (12485) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, sweet malt, toffee, wood and booze. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours clear red copper with a small off-white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, chestnut, vinious, Cognac, oranges. Medium carbonation, fine oily and quite dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, vinious, vanilla, caramel, oak, oranges, peach. Quite warming in the quite sticky sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
clear brown, small white head. aroma is flowery, malty,spicy. flavor is bitter malty, quite strong, faint herbal,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (11363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle at home from Brewdog online, pulled out from the back of the cellar. A lightly hazed sticky amber / orange coloured pour with a fading light tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee, woody , mint, brown sugars, brandy, boozey fruit pudding. Little age and jammy fruits on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of very sweet sticky earthy toffee, burnt toffee, boozy cognac, whiskey, jammy fruits and boozzy cakey malts. A little bitter woody tannin in the finish. Palate is medium sweet and sticky, lowish carbonation, viscous.. Held up pretty well with age.


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