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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please - BrewDog

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229 Ratings
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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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Photo of t0rin0
3/5  rDev -8.8%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of spycow
2.75/5  rDev -16.4%

spycow, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.13/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

With extreme flavors that favor Scotch whiskey, this Frankenstein of a beer shoves the palate to its brink with a bullyish display of earth, smoke, and bitterness.

The moderately hazy beer carries a firm mohogany hue with a dense and creamy head with a broken and speckled necklace of lace. Firm retention gives this a very formidable appearance.

High intensity of burnt rubber, rye, black peppercorn, scorched earth, sorghum, grapes, plumbs, cigar tobacco, weathered wood and moss create this meringue of scents that are surprisingly aromatic and perfumy despite being rustic and offensive.

The strong (oh, so strong) taste of peated whiskey, brown sugar, campfire smoke, lit cigars, ash, and the deeply embedded earthen hop balance gives a broad bitterness to the beer but continues to mudden the waters while a dull spiciness of rubber, pine sap, aniseed, rootbeer, and nail polish aptly describe the spicy, herbal, and sharpness that underlying complexities provide.

Full bodied and highly weighted because of the inherent character of creamy smoke and rich residual sweetness- the beer's reprieve rests in the astringency of char and ash with hot boozy alcohols and evaporation of wood tannin and strong powder.

But then how is it that so many unpleasant discriptor words pour out of the lexicon that this beer actually rates well? As offensive as the beer becomes to my beery palate, I feel that the peat influence of Scotch whiskeys plays out with proper balance, bold taste, and crazy-stupid levels of complexity.

BEERchitect, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev +21.6%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of Phyl21ca
1.6/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Bottle: Poured a deep clear amber color ale with a nice large foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of wood and sickening sweetness doesn’t make for an interesting aroma. Taste is like crunching into an old scotch barrel that has bathed in sugar, i.e. not an interesting proposition. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I finally drain poured half the bottle after I couldn’t take any more of the bad scotch ester and the sickening sweetness.

Phyl21ca, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -8.8%

GRG1313, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

ygtbsm94, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.35/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head. Smoke, peat, and booze are the best way to describe the aroma. Some caramel, toffee, and bready malt. It's actually decently fruity, as well. The flavor almost choked me. Wood, peat, smoke, and alcohol are just dominating. The fruit and malt flavors are not really allowed to be on display here. Just awful stuff.

womencantsail, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks MrKennedy for sending this one! The beer poured out as a muddy looking brown color. The head was soapy and white. There is a decent retention but no lacing. The smell of this beer is smokey... It also gives off aromas of earthy malt and some boozy sweetness too. The taste gives off a big Islay cask smoked flavor... Something BrewDog does very well. It's not salty tasty which is good. The other subtle flavors that come through are malt and some earthy bitterness. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side, it's got some depth to it. There is a creaminess in the finish blending with the smoke. Overall this beer isn't terrible. I didn't expect it to be cask aged... But all in all I drank it but I wouldn't need to have it again.

Knapp85, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
2.43/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

Served in a Duvel tulip glass.

Man, what I wouldn't give to be able to order one of these from some nice young lass at a bar... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear ruby-amber topped by a finger of liht khaki foam. The nose comprises burnt toffee, peat smoke, booze, light vinyl, and pine resin. The taste brings in more of the same, with the combined forces of booze, peat, and resin forming a horrible gauze-dipped-in-gasoline-and-set-on-fire flavor that makes it nigh impossible to drink easily. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, the peat was just too strong in this beer. I'm a fan of the smokier Scotch brands out there, but this just overdoes things in the worst ways.

TMoney2591, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
2.88/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

nope. this is a hard miss. it pours a fine enough looking dark dark brown color, minimal light passing through, and a decent bubbly tan head. the nose is disgusting though. it smells like dry erase markers, straight up. maybe some cig butts too, but man, i cannt get past the dry erase marker smell. its smells like poisin. the flavor is only marginally better, some tobacco notes and some bitter burnt malt, but still that marker vibe. feel is irrelevant at this point, but its got decent carbonation and a full body. nothing but marker and booze, how did they create this? its terrible, one of the worst craft beers ive tasted in a long long time. huge letdown for my first 3 floyds product. never again with this thing.

StonedTrippin, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
1.95/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Chris (spycow) for sharing this one. Served in a Hair of the Jester King snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving light tan foam settles to some wisps and a thin collar, but no lace. Transparent bronze body.

S - Iodine, peat, smoke, black permanent markers, rubber, oak. Smells like a poor quality scotch whisky.

T - Burnt paper, oxidation, cardboard, tar, rubber. I'm not sure what the base beer was, but it isn't home and can't come out and play as it's been obliterated by peat, salt, and wood.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, tannic and dry texture, and plenty of warming alcohol.

D - Terrible stuff. I choked down enough to take notes then poured out the rest. If I wanted cheap scotch I could get better value skipping the middle man and just buy a 750ml bottle at the supermarket.

Attention brewers - if you feel the need to age your beers in Whisky barrels, make sure the beer has sufficient flavor to survive the process. Or sell the finished product in 1oz servings like actual whisky - your choice.

MasterSki, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
2.15/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

11.16 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into N'Ice Chouffe beer flute in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; I think this is me first beer from Three Floyds. Cost was 11.99 USD in Orange County.

A: Pours a one and a half finger head of nice cream lacing, good thickness, and great retention for the high ABV. Colour is rather dark caramel-copper, but when it pours it looks much lighter.

Sm: HEAVY whiskey, with a good dose of peat in there as well. It certainly grabs me, right from the first whiff. Caramelized malt also makes an appearance. It's musty, with light hints of what could be dark fruit esters. It's a bit bready as well, which is strange but likable. I'm intrigued and excited to try it. Moderate in strength overall.

T: Heavy peat on the open, which is a terrible start. The whiskey is in a tone buried deep in the profile. The result is less than desirable. The peat just savages all the other flavours, gutting the beer. I get some terribly balanced hops and caramelized malt, but only after searching past the awful aquarium peat note. This may be the worst barleywine I've ever tried. The balance is certainly wretchedly abysmal. I don't know what they were thinking, but this downright blows.

Mf: Spontaneously coarse from the peat, and pretty wet. Doesn't at all complement the flavours or style.

Dr: To say this was a disappointment is an understatement. It's a total ripoff of a failed barleywine. Sort of a failed collaborative experiment. It was irresponsible that this was ever released. I expected far more from my first three floyds beer. In its defense, the alcohol doesn't come through a whole lot.

kojevergas, Jan 09, 2012
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.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

wrightst, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is pretty clear, appearing a rusty, copper orange hue. The aroma brings peat, smoke, Islay scotch. A bit of heat with a lot of peat (bustin' rhymes). Good flavor if you enjoy peaty, smoky beers and/or scotches. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. A decent brew, I would recommend this to those who like smoked beers.

Huhzubendah, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of afsdan
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

afsdan, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Kelp, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
2.23/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

$12... Waaay too expensive... too expensive from the brewery and too much markup from the bottleshop.

Poured into my HotD goblet while boxing bottles for trade.... tan head with decent lacing and retention.... the brew is hazed light walnut.

Nose is full of headache acetone and burning rubber... smells like somebody put a palate of Converse on a campfire. Uncapped "Sharpie" markers .. Jesus... Really?

Flavor is making me squint... burning latex.... burning tires... Phenols that should NEVER be in any commercial beer... terrible superglue notes...

Christ.... seriously... I can handle Peaty Scotch, but this is a Train Wreck like nothing else. If you like sniffing Glue, then go at it.

3.5/2/2/2.5/2.5

JohnGalt1, May 10, 2012
Photo of Zaphog
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Zaphog, May 27, 2012
Photo of drummermattie02
2/5  rDev -39.2%

drummermattie02, May 20, 2013
Photo of bark
3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The colour is brown-red (50 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick beige head sinks slowly leaving no lacing on the glass.

The smell is sweet-tart with some smokey notes. Band-aid, cream, gooseberries, red currants and some toffee. Quite a lot of alcohol.

The taste is very woody. It is dry with distinct high alcohols. Whiskey, salt and butterscotch. Quite a lot of oaked notes and some green fruits. Medium body. The aftertaste got hot alcohol, oak and whiskey flavours. The finish is rather smooth with wooden notes.

The carbonation is quite strong. The small bubbles are long lasting in the mouth. The liquid is dry and a bit harsh.

An experimental brew that probably was more fun to make than to drink (at least after a few years).

bark, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This beer pours dark brown with lots of hints of red. Large off-white creamy thick head that slowly sets into rich lacings.

S: Smoked roasted sweet malt. Some burnt notes. Dark dried fruits and some citric floral hoppy notes. Faint vanilla.

T: Sweet roasted malt, lots of dark dried fruits. Smoky and faint spicy. Reminds of a smoky Single Malt Whisky, aged on bourbon casks - vanilla and smoke. Citric notes, way in the back.

M: Full body, moderatly carbonated. Aftertaste lingers and holds dry bitterness and some faint sweetness.

O: Complex and well balanced, but the whisky/oaky/vanilla is a bit too much in my book.

Evil_Pidde, Jul 08, 2011
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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please from BrewDog
76 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.