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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androman (2807) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2013
On tap at Borefts 2013. Strong bitter black, ordinary dark ale. Slight chilli feels from burp only.:)

Bosbouw (3010) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Mooie zwarte kleur met weinig schuim. Ruikt iets rokerig, koffie en drop. Smaak valt tegen beetje dun.

Benzai (16708) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2013
Draught @ Borefts 2013. Opaque very dark brown to black color, small beige head. Smell malts, dark malts, smoke and bready. Taste malts, dark malts, smoke, pretty bitter and a bit dry. Medium body, low carbonation.

joergen (29234) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2013
Draught at Borefts Bier Festival 2013. Black coloured with no head. Roasted aroma of caramel and hops. Roasted flavour of caramel and hops with notes of smoke. Roasted finish.

mike_77 (7099) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2013 Re-rate from keg at Brewdog Manchester - This is more or less a full flavoured strong stout with a hint of warmth/heat left on the tongue in the aftertaste 6-4-7-3-14=3.4. --------&# Borefts 2013 - Looks like flat cola. Aroma of smokey, roasty malts. Thin, watery body. Flavour is bitter, roasted, malty, coffee. A very slight warmth in the finish 7-1-6-2-13=2.9

DutchDrebus (6197) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Tap @ Borefts ’13. Brown colour with no head. Smells hops, chocolate, sweet, and roasty. Pretty nice smell. Tastes smoked, hops, roasty. No carbo (which I disliked) and thin body.

Abijen (2572) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a dark brown beer with a good white head. Smells fruity and smoked. Tastes the same with a nice bitter finish. Dry texture, thin body and an average carbo.

77ships (11056) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
Sampled draft @ Borefts 2013. Black oily, flat liquid. Oily molasses in the nose, sweet, sugary, light vegetable chilli. Taste is oily molasses, cold coffee, light vegetative chilli, soy sauce, malts, brown sugar. Totally flat & oily, bit watery, sounds better on paper than in your glass. This is overall a BrewDog beer. Doesn’t seem like it worked entirely.

Zer0 (1226) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
Draft @ BBF 2013. Pours dark brown. Aroma is some chocolate, coffee and a little bit of vanilla. Taste is quite bitter. Medium body with soft carbonation,

kraddel (8905) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 30, 2013
bbf 13 pours black, not the slightest sign of foam . smell is nothing . taste is bitter . no carbo at all . not too good ...

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