BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please - BrewDog
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3.5/5 rDev +6.4%
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.
09-17-2012 22:16:03 | More by kevanb
3.93/5 rDev +19.5%
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.
09-13-2012 02:00:51 | More by biggred1
4.05/5 rDev +23.1%
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.
09-08-2012 00:09:26 | More by Jsenay
4.25/5 rDev +29.2%
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!
09-03-2012 23:27:18 | More by ATLbeerDog
2.85/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
08-10-2012 03:09:08 | More by dauss
2.35/5 rDev -28.6%
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.
08-07-2012 21:06:34 | More by womencantsail
1.68/5 rDev -48.9%
Large tan foamy head rises form a very dark redish brown brew.
Smells like a tire. Way too much smoked malt. Too much peat too.
Taste is like licking a tire. Bitter and over whelming, in a bad way. Syrup-y and way too thick. No hops are present. Way too much peat, BLAH! Nice carbonation.
Horrible mess!!! This is the last 3 Floyds Collab brew I'll buy. I paid $12 to drain pour.. This brew is awful, if you feel other wise BM me and we can discuss it's upside. How would either brewery want their name attached to this brew??
08-07-2012 03:23:40 | More by chugalug06
1.98/5 rDev -39.8%
How do you soil the Three Floyds name? Collaborate with Mikkeller and/or BrewDog!
Ugly pour, dirty brown with mild head. Smells godawful... So much peat; reminiscent of licking the underside of your hiking boots after spending a week in the forest. Taste isn't much better, with smokey peat malt and dirty socks everywhere you turn. Perfect beer to unclog your drain.
08-04-2012 04:05:13 | More by brystmar
3.43/5 rDev +4.3%
A - Reddish brown, looks thick coming out of the bottle. Slight hint of head that dissipates quickly leaving virtually no trace behind.
S - Pretty standard barleywine. Sweet malts with a bit of caramel and only a hint of the scotch / peat to be had on the taste.
T - Yep, this was definitely barrel aged in Scotch barrels. Big smokey, salty, peaty notes overwhelm what was once a probably pretty good barleywine. This is one seriously meaty beer.
M - Viscous, but with more carbonation than I would have expected. Overall a very balanced and surprisingly mellow mouthfeel. For a beer this big I would have expected something heavier and thicker.
O - Good beer, but not great. I think they went a little too far with the aging in Scotch barrels, or perhaps chose too peaty of a scotch. Maybe aging it a while longer will help mellow out the flavors.
Served in a Stone IRS Snifter.
07-30-2012 02:00:30 | More by ESPNman
3.75/5 rDev +14%
Picked up by a friend in Chicago, poured into a Brooklyn Brewing Tulip glass.
Pours a murky brown color with a quickly dissipating head. Smell is peat, smokey. Taste is Smokey, oak, Some whiskey and bacon. Very boozy. Slightly bitter and pretty delicious. Id drink this again if I had the chance.
07-17-2012 18:45:11 | More by JustinMatthew
BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please from BrewDog
76 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.