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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
76
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229 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 26.14%
Wants: 50
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 04-29-2011)
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Reviews by broken22:
Photo of broken22
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bitch please pours out a nice dark amber color. While pouring a head forms but not aggressively. The head is a tan colored with tight micro bubbles and fades away to just an island patch and a subtle cream slick over the entire surface. The beer smells nice and smokey. The smokey smell of the beer is quite dominating and I cannot detect much else. The flavor is much the same in that it is completely dominated by the smoke. It's like drinking a camp fire. I was hoping for some alcohol notes or something other than just smoke. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation.

Overall I like the beer but it did not turn out as I was expecting. I think that the aging was a useless time since any subtle flavors that would have been left by the barrels are completely wiped away from such a strong smoke. There are so many other good smokey beers out there that are less then half the price of this single I purchased this for. If you want to experiment try it and if you think its a little pricey skip it as you're not missing much.

broken22, Dec 05, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of RumbleBHeavy
3.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I loved this beer! Was looking for something different, new and exciting. A bit pricey, but I'll do it for every BREWDOG collaboration.

Tulip pour.

A. Looks beautiful at first glance, and even better after a settle. BRONZE in appearance, light carbonation, looks just right. Minimal head, right up my alley.

S. Very strong, you can definitely tell this was barrel aged. Scotch man all day, so this fit my fancy.

T. Instant explosion, almost unbearable, but every sip afterwards becomes more inviting. Starts off strong with a tempered middle and a glorious aftertaste.

Probably won't buy again, but I have one I'll lay down for a few months and bust it out with some friends after it's all sold out.

Purchased 2.24.12 upon request of beer god Evan Hendrix at my local Whole Foods in Bend, Oregon.

RumbleBHeavy, Feb 25, 2012
Photo of AdvocateFan
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a burgundy brown with an off white head that holds its own at the edges. Smells of peat and Scotch, that’s for sure. There’s some rich caramel in the background. Scotch, Scotch, Scotch. Peated smokiness. Some stinging hoppyness on the nose too, blended with the alcohol, it’s really quite menacing. Wow. This is challenging. It’s not entirely unpleasant, but it’s pretty rampantly "out there." On the palate, the Scotch is very prominent, fades a bit to let some caramel malt sweetness rise, then rises up again in a smoky, scotch-y finish. Notes of charcoal. The alcohol is barely felt or tasted, which is surprising at 11.5% ABV. Smoky, band-aid-y phenols. Overall, it tastes like an adulterated scotch. That being said, and in all seriousness, I’m not a big Scotch fan, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I’m not digging this. However, I read the label, and in my American mind, the bit about being aged in Whisky barrels sounded good. Stupidly, I was expecting Bourbon Whiskey and I got Scotch Whisky… should have known,totally my error… I can’t ding this one too badly for that mistake on my part. I do have to give credit for being pretty well balanced despite the massive alcohol and the “unsuppressable” notes of Scotch Whisky with beer. That being said, I have not yet had a hoppy beer that tastes good with Scotch barrel aging. Efforts should probably stop. This is a pretty challenging beer. However, pairing with a strong blue cheese stuffed inside green olives made for a really nice experience. I don’t think I’d drink this again without that kind of pairing. On its own, it was just a bit too outlandish for me. The $12.99 for a 12-oz bottle just sets one up for disappointment as well.

AdvocateFan, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev +14%

freshflesh, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Callmecoon
1.5/5  rDev -54.4%

Callmecoon, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev +14%

IrishGermanAmerican, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of fionn13
3.75/5  rDev +14%

fionn13, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
1.55/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Bottle (2011)

Stone Brew. Co.
Escondido, CA

Deep auburn in color with a quickly disappearing light khaki colored head. This doesn't leave much more than a few clinging bubbles to the glass.

The aroma is terrible, though in all fairness, the taste was worse. The aroma is a combination of burnt wood, rubber, campfire, a drag strip, and burnt sugars.

The flavor is awful. A few of the descriptors I heard friends offer in defense of this beer:
"Burnt tire"
"Burnt rubber"
"Campfire deliciousness"
"Huge tobacco note...yeeeeaaah"
"Disgusting"
"Perhaps the worst beer I've ever had"

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

Disgusting, vile stuff.

ehammond1, Apr 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

KarlMcGowan, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

girllovesbier, Nov 27, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

ste5venla, Aug 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

crowsoup, Sep 05, 2012
Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.96/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to the bottle, this beer was brewed in August of 2010 and is best before 2016.

Not a particularly appealing beer looks-wise, this beer has lots of sediment visible in the cloudy, muddy brown liquid. The head was about a quarter finger thick, fizzy and rapidly dissipated into a thin lace at the center of the beer. There's steady carbonation apparent and not much else of note.

I get a lot of raisin on the nose, as well as the peaty aroma of whiskey, some boozy astringency and dark fruit. The raisin and peat are most prominent. There's also a bit of a smoky charcoal aroma.

Woosa, this beer is very whiskey-like! A huge, smokey, peaty flavor hits the mouth immediately and lingers strongly on my tongue. With the highly carbonated mouthfeel, this adds a tingling tongue sensation that almost reminds me of what a Seven and Seven would feel and taste like. There are some sweet caramelly notes and earthy hops in there too, it just takes a minute to discover them with the intensity of the previously mentioned flavor notes. As I continue to drink, the raisin notes from the nose emerge a bit as well.

I don't detect any alcohol astringency, despite the whiskey presence, so the beer drinks relatively smoothly. The aftertaste is intense and not faint for the heart, if smokiness and charcoal don't sound appealing to you, I don't advise drinking this, however, I am enjoying it.

I'd say there are deficiencies with this beer and it's not perfect, but it is quite an adventure and a beer I'm not likely to forget. However, I think I paid a pretty penny for this beer and can't justify that again.

ONovoMexicano, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

AlexChillton, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of pandajuice22
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

pandajuice22, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of brokentee
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

brokentee, May 21, 2014
Photo of MrKennedy
2.95/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330ml bottle shared with mulder1010, purchased from Slowbeer and poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip style glass.

Pours a reddish brown with a mother of pearl coloured head of foam that has good head retention. Impressive looking barleywine.

Smells peaty and smoky with some band aid aroma. Very islay malt whisky though surprisingly this is aged for 8 months in Jura whisky barrels. No sign of the underlying beer.

With the taste there is some sweetness, not a lot, this is dominated by the whisky ageing. Very peaty and smoky and one dimensional in this regard.

Mouthfeel is dominated from the flavours, the underlying beer would be good by itself, but it is the smokiness that reigns supreme in this regard.

I don't mind barrel ageing overall, but i believe it is important to be able to taste the base beer to determine the (positive or in this case, potentially negative) impact of the barrel ageing.

MrKennedy, Aug 21, 2011
Photo of cjacobsen
3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Sweemzander for sharing this one.

(A) - Dark burnt orange, brownish, copper, clean with slight bubbled head. Leaves lacing

(S) - Smells of booze. Oak and whiskey. Some fig, leather, some heat

(T) - Smoked peat, generally smokey, decent amount of hops. Almost a smoked jerky taste to it.

(M) - Somewhat grainy, ends slightly dry. Medium to full body.

(O) - A lot more peat than I expected. More of a smokiness that is definitely a different spin on a BW.

cjacobsen, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +21.6%

jheezee, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of bobbo_
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

bobbo_, Apr 09, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

MontereyBay831, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Massive thanks goes out to the individual (hit me up if this was you so I can give proper credit!) who shared this one with the group at the "Evening Wood" tasting graciously hosted by cmrillo! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller flute. Poured red-orange with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, smoke, citrus, and smoky hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty nice brew. Holy smokey Barleywine Batman!!! This was not at all what I was expecting, but I rather enjoyed it. The smokey flavor worked really well in this brew, but it did rob a lot from the typical Barleywine flavor and aroma profile. The aroma was smokey as crap which pretty much dominated the nose. At least the flavor allowed a little citrus to come through before smoking out your palate. I liked it... If you like smoke get this one your palate. If not, avoid at all costs.

thagr81us, Aug 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +21.6%

jsnoek, Dec 28, 2011
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3/5  rDev -8.8%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

JamFuel, Jul 03, 2012
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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please from BrewDog
76 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.