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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please - BrewDog

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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch PleaseBrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please

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233 Ratings
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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 25.84%
Wants: 50
Gots: 81 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AgentMunky on 04-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.55/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

Photo of ilikebeer03
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of JohnnyHops
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ThinkRedEsq
1.75/5  rDev -46.8%

Photo of Polasiuss
2/5  rDev -39.2%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of 2neardead
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of hoody711
2.54/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Having recently moved from Chicago (great beer) to Houston (terrible beer), I pounced on this bottle when I saw the FFF skull. Little deflated when I got home and looked up the ratings. Oh well, for a dollar an ounce, it has to be good, right? And everyone else is wrong?

A - poured into my tulip, moderate vigor. (That sentence reeks of pretense.) Anyways, deep indian red, almost just plain brown. It's the color of the bottle, actually. Half a finger of head that sticks around. Pretty beer.

S - boozy. Then more boozy. Yeah, 11.5%. It's almost chemical. Are there spices or anything else in this? I can't get past the above. Apparently this is peat? Kind of unpleasant. Makes me not want to drink it. But you know, for science...

T - hmm, it's interesting. Rich and malty at the front, smooth and nice. Then morphs to kind of a chemical vegetableness, then there's the alcohol that just can't stay quiet, and it leaves just a huge burn on your palate. Doesn't really scream "have another sip!" Yikes. I'm biased against this type of beer, but this is rough.

M - starts nice and velvety, coats the palate, and definitely warms you up. If you can get past the taste, it's pretty good in this category.

O - no thanks. I like weird and adventurous beers, but this is a little too crazy and totally unbalanced. I'm not drain-pouring, but only because it cost me $12 for a bottle. Moving on quickly after it's gone.

Edit: 25% below the mean. Rough times for me. You guys have better appreciation than me I guess. In good conscious, however, I can't change any of the ratings. The taste and smell are just way too disagreeable.

Photo of AlexChillton
3.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Weebsjak
2.5/5  rDev -24%

Photo of kevanb
3.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

11.16oz bottle poured into a Firestone Walker snifter

The beer pours a nice burgundy color, hues of maroon, caramels and ambers when struck by the light, a nice tan head rises out of the beer, almost a finger tall that has moderate retention and recedes into a thin film resting atop the beer, great showing around the rim of the glass. The head is very easily resummoned with a flick of the glass but leaves no lacing. The aroma is a bit odd, lots of peated malt as to be expected, very smokey, ashy, earthy, some unpleasant vegetal aromas mix with the alcohol heat and it almost feels like there are some sort of spicy peppers in the beer, not what I was looking forward to. The flavors are better, but still a bit muddled, starts with smooth rich dark malts, then instantly transitions to strong peat and smoked flavors, dark fruits with touches of caramel and bourbon. Lingering alcohol heat again produces some off flavors that come across like a spicy adjunct, if it wasn't for that one off note, I feel like this could be a very strong beer, the peats are in line, the malts and sweet, rich and super smooth, the flavors are very well integrated, the lingering aftertaste really kills this one for me. Nice rich body, nice carbonation levels, just enough liveliness to keep it from being too syrupy and overly rich, nice finish, a bit dry for the style, coats the mouth without being cloying.

Verdict: A really ambitious attempt here and it's so close to being a massive triumph, unfortunately the vegetal flavors combining with the heat from the alcohol gets the better of this beer. A shame really as every other aspect was balanced and expressed very well.

Photo of server222
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of biggred1
3.92/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky Amber with a tan head that instantly shrinks to a collar and leaves a skim of foam and a few bubbles on the surface. Tiny scraps of lace cling to the glass. The aroma is peaty....real peaty, smoked peat and band-aid notes with a barely noticeable whiff of the beer underneath. A Scotch bomb! This is the ballsiest beer of all time, the flavors are dominated by peaty oak and smoke with a lot of the caramelized sugars and vanilla bean flavors imparted by the barrel. The beer itself is a little lost in the mix of powerful tannins and oak but the underlying malt bomb is nice and malty with some hop flavor and plenty of warming alcohol. Medium full bodied with plenty of sugars and tannins to smash the palate on impact. I like this beer but it is ridiculous, way overdone and completely unbalanced. Still surprisingly fun to drink for the adventurous. I am in the minority but I really dig this brew.

Photo of Jsenay
4.05/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into white wine glass

A - Pours a dark amber almost brown with a small head that goes away in about a minute leaving a thick lacing.

S - Whiskey/single-malt scotch, band-aids, oak, sugar, decayed veggies, rubbing alcohol

T - Leather, sweet malt, smoke, musty, earthy, lots of peat malt and vegetate flavors, warming alcohol.

M - It is very mouth coating with a syrupy sweetness that leads into a smokey vegetate finish with a minute tartness and heavy dryness. Leaves a peat-like/smoked aftertaste that lingers with an alcohol heat.

O - Tastes a lot like a single malt whiskey with mouth feel and flavor. If there had been no carbonation, I would have pinned this for a single malt in itself. It has a nice syrupy smooth body due to the malted barley in addition to the peat malt which imparts the smokiness. An interesting offer that gets more flavor pronounced as it warms. This is definitely not for everybody but, is a fun one to drink due to the sheer amount of ingredients put into it.

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of crowsoup
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.22/5  rDev +28.3%
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 t0rin0
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of SirIPAalot
3.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of majcher33
1/5  rDev -69.6%

Photo of pandajuice22
4.5/5  rDev +36.8%

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev +14%

Photo of dauss
2.83/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: Appears to be a 12oz. bottle, but the label says it is only 11.16 Fl. Oz. Batch: 096. Best Before: 19-03-16.

Appearance: It is a murky dull brown color. Really a bad looking beer, but when held up to the light and directly looked at from opposite the light source, it is a deep amber with intense ruby highlights, and actually quite bright. Odd that it could be so extreme with the appearance. A small white tan head forms and has excellent retention.

Smell: Wow, that is a ton of peat. It's like someone poured a glass Lagavulin or Ardbeg. It's got some high alcohol bite to it as well, burning the nostrils with the high alcohol content. It's just boozy, but not hot or solventy. That peat just overwhelms everything and not much else can be picked out from the aroma.

Taste: Definitely a lot more peat here as well. Deep and intense smokiness, but lacking the malt sweetness I normally associate with a barleywine. A brief but moderate bitterness lingers on the palate and a dry finish.

Mouthfeel: It's thin. Lacking that full bodied chewy malt character.

Overall: Just to preface, I love Islay single malts. Smokier the better. This beer however, it very lackluster. One dimensional with a lot of peat character. It's not that I don't like the peat, it is that there is no balance in the beer. Too much peat, barleywine character is weak and thin.

Photo of drgarage
4/5  rDev +21.6%

BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please from BrewDog
76 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.