Mix Tape 8 - BrewDog
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Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
4.76/5 rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
So one half ("hopped up") Belgian Tripel, one half triple IPA, both aged separately 2 years in oak scotch whisky barrels. Hopefully it isn't just a hop bomb.
Smell says no, nice sweet maltiness with strong caramel and fruity, with dark fruit and citrus. So a nice fruit cake aroma to it, spicy. Lots of vanilla too, but faint woody notes (mostly because of the sweetness).
Big sweet malts up front, very rich and tasty, with huge brown sugar caramel and toffee, followed by the complex fruitiness: big peaches, raisin, forest berries, passion fruit, mild tasty citrus (like tangerine and lime). The barrel aging is nice and evident, with big oaky vanilla going along perfect with the malts. Dry woody feel. The booze is oh so warm, with almost clear sips of scotch from time to time. Hops get a little more game space towards the finish, with some herbal notes and pine resin. Mildly bitter, but the sweetness covers it up.
Low carbonation, smooth, tiny bit creamy, a nice sipper. Careful with the booze though as you drink it. Syrupy sweet in the first sips, going down slowly, but never cloying in the aftertaste.
This was nice, i'm really glad it wasn't too concentrated on the hops. Great malts (maybe one of the best i've ever tasted), nice barrel aging and great hops giving a perfect fruitiness, not overpowering the beer. So don't get scared by the "triple" and the "hopped up".
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 18:20:36 | More by dcmchew
3.58/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light brown transparent colour with no head at all.
The smell is sweet, malty as well as some citrus hops. The malts overwhelm the hops though.
The taste is very sweet and malty, no hop flavor at all. There is also some whisky flavor giving a large amount of alcohol flavour.
The mouthfeel is like thick syrup with little carbonation.
This isn't a terrible beer but it's certainly not a belgian IPA or any other kind of IPA. It's more of a very sweet malty, high abv stout.
Serving type: bottle
10-08-2013 23:46:59 | More by Dave1999
Mix Tape 8 from BrewDog
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.