Fyne Ales / Brewdog Smoked Chilli Dark Ale

Formerly brewed at Fyne Ales
Style: Black IPA
Cairndow, Argyll, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
keg & bottled, special
In order to get the right balance of smokiness with a hint of chilli heat, quite a few experiments were conducted with chillies jammed in bottles of dark beer, and brews of chilli tea. Some of the early experiments were a bit on the spicy side; just ask our drayman Archie who got tricked into trying a bottle of Vital Spark that had been infused with a Habanero for over a week!
Vic, Andy and Marissa from Brewdog Glasgow came up to the brewery to brew their beer on what turned out to be a monster 11 hour brew day. The guys from Brewdog Glasgow quickly learned the basics of brewing; don’t get stuck in the Mash Tun, and point the ends of hoses away from your face before turning on. They were put to work cleaning out the copper, loading the grist and digging out the mash tun, and of course a few beers were enjoyed throughout the day.
The beer was named 48 Miles Later, relating to the distance between the bar and the brewery, and will be launched, alongside the 11 other beers in the festival, in all Brewdog bars on Saturday the 19th with the Fyne Ales team doing a meet the brewer at Brewdog Glasgow from 5pm.

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allmyvinyl (11208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Keg at Brewdog, Edinburgh. Pours jet black, no head. Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, charcoal. Big charcoal note when tasted, and very little spice. Thin and a bit flat. OK.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
Keg at BD Shoreditch. Dark brown pour with little head. Nose isn’t the best but it’s not off putting or anything. Pretty standard roast with some light chilli and chocolate coming through. Taste is your typical dark ale roast with some ashy undertones and a bitey chilli finish. Very peppery. Not balanced at all. Not my thing

Scopey (16277) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at BrewDog as 48 Miles Later. It pours darkest brown, near black with a small beige head. The nose is roasty, spicy chilli, orange, lime, grapefruit and dull smoke. The taste is roasty, some acidity, chilli, vegetal notes, grapefruit, orange zest, pithy lime and wood with a dry, roasty finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Balance not really there in my opinion. So-so.

Theydon_Bois (21516) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Cask at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13. Dark mahogony brown with a thin light tan head. Nose is roast malt, dark fruits, brown sugars, vanilla, cocoa. Taste comprises light chilli heat, cocoa, dark roast malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation. Ok chilli stout, the chilli kick is pretty subtle whilst evident - a good thing in my book !

bierkoning (13821) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
cask @ Borefts 2013. Almost black. Soft malt smoke aroma. Hints of chili. Malty smoky flavor with hidden pepper. Well balanced. Good.

madmitch76 (26467) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2013
27th September 2013
Borefts Beer Festival 5. Day 1. Clear dark brown beer, no real head. Light dry palate. Thin dark malt, dry. Mild and unsweet dark chocolate. Mellow chill warmth. Finishes dry. Okay but not floating my boat.

madsberg (11799) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2013
Draught. Black coloured. No head. Aroma. Roast, cocoa, light coffee, liqourice, vague smoke. Flavour. Smoke, roast, vague chicil, some coffee and liqourice. A bit bland. medium bodied. Ends light roasted bitter with a light smoky touch and an easy chili bite on the lips and palate.

cgarvieuk (26422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 Cask at De Molen ... deep black ... thin tan lacing .. soft dark roast malt nose ... too colde... bitter chocolate roast ... dark malts ... chewy light smoke ... not getting any chillyKeg at brewdog... Deep chocolate... Thin tan head... Soft roast... Light malts.. Little fizzy... Dark malts

yespr (48968) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2013
From tap. Pours pitch black, no head. Fruity, dark roasted malt. Bitter, toffee, dark roasted malty, light pine and grapefruity. Bitter, dry and mixed roasted malty and bitter. Light fruity finish. Vague chili in the far finish.

Dedollewaitor (16545) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2013
Draught @ Borefts Beer Festival, 2013. Pours black with a bubbly head. Sneaking warming chili, fruit and vague roast. Medium bodied.

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