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231 Ratings
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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 26.14%
Wants: 50
Gots: 81 | FT: 4
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AgentMunky on 04-29-2011)
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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.85/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Leura Cellars, shared with @LaitueGonflable.

Pours a lovely clear red colour, bright and vibrant, with a solid and frothily fine head of off-white. Quite a lucid and fine body, but the carbonation is incredibly fine and powdery when tilted. Lacing is tiny, intricate and persistent. Overall, it's a really gorgeous looking beer.

Nose is powerfully strong with peated smoke, but balanced gorgeously with a resiny, almost pine-like hoppy fragrance, that gives it depth and complexity. It's bright and pleasant, but with a depth that's quite extraordinary. Wow.

Taste is, also, just incredible. Pleasant rustic bounce from the smoke, giving it a pleasant dryness and a touch of Islay Scotch, before that lovely piney resin character comes through to balance and deepen the complexity. Furthermore, there are other, more subtle malt characters that come through later—biscuits, toasted grain and a dry spiciness almost like rye. It's incredibly complex, but all fused and tied to that smoky, peaty backbone. Feel is light and pleasant, but the lightness itself is astonishing in a beer this big.

Confronting but reassuring all in one, this is a beer that puts together some astonishingly good complexity into a whole that makes gorgeous sense and fabulous anarchy all in one. Absolutely fantastic.

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.75/5  rDev +44.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet oak and a small whiskey like smell. On the taste, oaky, whiskey, and a touch of rye. A small bite, but mainly smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small whiskey like aftertaste. A nice whiskey presence, a very nice beer for a sipper.

Photo of pandajuice22
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of N1CK
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of haknort
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle 11,5% Abv.
Batch 098 (I think its an 8), BBE 19/03/16
Served at room temperature in a tulip wine glass.
Review 100

Appearance: Beautiful pour, rich mahogany body with beautiful crimson highlights and golden edges when held to the light. A rough pour yields a large head (4 finger), creamy texture, off white colour, good retention and amazing lace (I'm talking IPA levels!!!).

Smell: I have heard that this beer is a little mad and my first whiff confirms it.
Initially sweet with caramel, toffee and sweet fruits (golden raisins jump out at me). Whisky notes suddenly engulf the sweetness - loads of peat, burned rubber, antiseptic band aids, and touches of smoke, some oak and a hint of sea spray. A touch of hops (mostly pine, with a touch of citrus) are also noted.
If the smell was a tad stronger (it is strong, but I want it to jump out of the glass), full marks would not have been out of the question.

Taste: I wished the smell was a little stronger- no such wishes here! As with the smell, the flavour is initially sweet with caramel, toffee and lightly spiced golden fruit. Whisky based flavours appear abruptly drowning out the sweetness. Again peat dominates, band aids, rubber, charred wood and sea spray. The finish is wonderful with lots of pine, lightly floral (maybe it’s just the Scottish theme, but I get a touch of heather) and a pleasant bitterness. The alcohol is well noted, but plays a big part in the flavour and is essential to the whole flavour "working" (the whisky notes would seem totally out of place without warming alcohol).

Mouthfeel: Superb! Full body, sticky and oily. Perfect carbonation, mild and smooth. The finish has a distinct whisky dryness.

Overall: Superb beer, if somewhat eccentric. Trust the guys from Three Floyds and Brewdog to throw crazy things together and brew an amazing beer. I wish I could get another bottle. Highly recommended!

Photo of mjmadsen21
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of patm1986
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of ineva
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Daniellehto
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of Arborescence
4.38/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown, maybe a bit oily, not much of a head.

Aroma: The peat is not very strong, but there is a distinctive aroma of whisky, not too intensive though.

Taste: Rich and malty, typical for a barley wine, but the strong alcohol content is well balanced and does not ruin the taste at all. There is a peculiar aftertaste, most likely due to the toffee:
sugary sweetness. It’s a bit strange in a beer like this, and I can see how it might not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s certainly quite original.

Mouthfeel: Balanced, medium-bodied.

Overall: A very interesting collaborative beer with one of the most inventive and crazy breweries from Scotland (BrewDog) and a good US brewery (Three Floyds), which I’m familiar with but haven’t had the chance to sample their products very much yet.

Being a big fan of single malts and especially the peaty and smoky whiskies coming from Islay and around, I was very curious about this beer. After fermentation the beer has been aged in old Jura single malt whisky barrels for 8 months. I’ve visited Islay and Jura, which are two adjacent islands. The beer didn’t disappoint, although I’d like a more intense whisky or peat flavour — in the US I’ve had a few beers branded as ‘Scotch Ale’ which have had a slightly more intense whisky flavour to them, but without the peat. It’s worth noting that there’s no smokiness in this beer, unlike in many of the Islay whiskies (not so much Jura though).

Recommended if you can get your hands on it. I sampled this one at one of my favourite pubs in Helsinki, Kuikka, but it did cost me 14 euros!

Photo of laituegonflable
4.33/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnished red colour, vibrant up to the light. Head is beige, nicely packed together but dissipates to look a bit whispy. Lace is clingy and pleasant. Looks good.

Woah, massive smoke to that. Peaty and bacony with a meaty woody note. Slightly salty as well., but a very decent hop aromatic just taming the wild smoke beast. Touch of peanut, citrus and pine wood. Very nice.

Taste is intriguing; very nutty and woody. Big smoke grows from the front which is quite a caramelly malty front, then peaty and smokey and bacony notes dominate up to mid-palate. The back, where it all culminates, is all charred wood, with solid burnt pine and oak, and a slight malty caramelly touch of peanut and pine nut. Very woody, with a touch of side sweetness. Idiosyncratic and very interesting. Also, it's genuinely more than I gave it credit for, that sweetness is cracking.

Full, drying as it goes through. A bit ashy on the back, both palate and texture. Kind of has the texture of an ashtray, in the best possible way.

Yeah, is it an everyday beer? No. Should it be? Yes. People should train their palates to enjoy this kind of weird, challenging, virtually undrinkable snuff as their go-to drink.

Photo of EseLocoSS
4.33/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown/reddish color with off-white head. It looks lovely towards the light with its dark reddish hue.

Complex aroma with some hints of leather and some alcohol. It’s quite peaty as well. Beers aged in whisky casks tend to be pretty complex.

The flavor is much like the nose with some extra punch from the peated malt. I’m not getting typical Islay peat, but aromas from the casks the beer has been aged in is definitely present.

Photo of Jules11788
4.28/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear golden-brown; no head; thin, oily lacing

S: Sweet floral hops, sweet malts, oak, and a bourbon earthiness

T: Wow, the taste is really complex, like smoky bourbon-soaked wood covered in musky peat moss. Lots of delicious smoky/bitter/earthy flavors

M: Med-light viscosity with a good dose of booze

O: I had no idea what to expect with this one, but man it blew me away with the first sip. Definitely a great barleywine, I must find some more.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.28/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Batch 49[8?]. Best before 10 August 2016.

A collaborative effort with Three Floyds. "Barrel aged Scottish barley wine."

A: A moderately-forceful pour results in almost two fingers of off-white which churns slowly and shrinks quickly. The beer is a mahongany brown, just barely clear. Good lacing.

S: I was confused by the smell until I place peat (as if from whisky) as the now-obvious king of the aroma. It's not not the strongest scent, but the most recongisable and captivating. There are also some sweetish hops, complemented by fruit (overripe grapefruit?). There also seems to be a vanilla undertone, although after looking at the label, I suspect this is rather the added toffee. Complicated and always interesting.

T: Weird as hell. But tasty. Just as all-over-the-place and complex as the smell, with most of the constituent ingredients. At first, an alcoholic-packed punch of raw (piney?) hops hits, quickly followed by a startling sweetness containing both toffee and whisky. Focusing on the pleasant barrel-aging, peated barley makes a brief, but unmissable, appearance -- smoke comes out of nowhere, then leaves as abruptly as it came. The aftertaste is lazily long, largely hoppy/bitter, but with a distinctive ashiness I've come to associate with certain Islay malts (less Jura and more Port Charlotte PC8). Odd to find in a beer, though this is just an odd beer all-around. Sheer power of flavour (and my fondness for Islay whisky) bumps my rating up a notch.

M: Nothing really special here, other than a drying peat. The warmer the beer, the peatier it gets. I like this.

O: It definitely lacks focus, but that's not necessarily a bad thing -- by the same token, Bitch Please is incredibly multi-dimensional. Fortunately, none of the individual facets are unpleasant. While *I* certainly wouldn't have shoved all these flavours into one beer, the ambitious effort has resulted in an intriguing and rewarding drink. I certainly recommend trying one and may very well grab another one for myself.

Photo of brokentee
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of JamFuel
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of BogBoyJD
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of Grant35
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle capped with a BrewDog cap.

Pours a hazy amber color with a thin of white head that quickly dissipated. Smells of booze, peated malts and some ripe fruits. I had this in February in Europe and the nose was stronger than 7 months later. First sip is wonderful with all the flavors I love from Islay. WoW – the peated Islay malt rocks this beer. It is unique and wonderful. Along with the peat there is some smoke but less than I thought and a tad less than I remember. Mouthfeel is just ok (average) as it is thin but well carbonated. If you like Laphroaig and Ardbeg, seek this puppy out. I can see why this beer has such a low rating as most BA’s on here really do not get the beauty of peat and smoke. Damn good beer!

Photo of PopnLoads
4.25/5  rDev +29.2%

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