Mix Tape 8

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Belgian IPA
3.98 | pDev: 15.83%
Mar 11, 2018
Oct 02, 2013
An epic fusion of age old Belgian tradition, American new wave brewing and the world of Scotch whisky.

Mix Tape 8 is a blend of two huge oak aged beers – half a hopped up Belgian Tripel, and half a Triple India Pale Ale. These beers have both been aged in single grain whisky barrels for close to two years and finally blended to create a beer that our head brewer Stewart Bowman can most helpfully describe as ‘fucking complex’.

From the Tripel side we get earthy, phenolic, dry qualities; from the TIPA we get apricot jam sweetness and nectarine. All these flavours are beautifully rounded off thanks to the oak, which has imparted some incredible vanilla and coconut aspects to the beer.

The label has been hand drawn by Johanna Basford.
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Rated: 4.71 by georgeanthorpe from England

Mar 11, 2018
Rated: 4.91 by Arnar_Hallsson from Florida

Mar 11, 2017
Rated: 4.11 by Fabianno from Brazil

Apr 21, 2016
Rated: 4.26 by Walbert_Neto from Brazil

Jan 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The beer seemed more barleywine-ish than triple-ish.
Poured copper/brown beer with a ring of beige head, low retention. Smell - fruits, caramel, notes of whiskey, vinous, raisin.
Taste - rye bread, honey, licorice, dark fruits, wood, whiskey.
Very rich beer, oily and boozy, outstanding.
Jul 31, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by dryndantheman from Ireland

Jun 07, 2015
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Reviewed by PolarBear3 from Australia

3.63/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A - Pours a brown muddy colour but transparent, absolutely no head. Pretty disappointing on appearance.

S- Strong malt biscuit, sweet caramel malts, toffee, some dark fruit and slight citrus choppiness

T - Wow...extremely strong and sweet, loads of sweet malts including toffee, caramel, dark fruit such as figs, plums, raisins very prominent, with a nice tangy citrus finish. Alot going on there.

M - Sweet syrup like with low carbonation

O - An extremely complex beer with alot going on. Massive flavours that just explode in your mouth but just too sweet for my liking. Its more like a fine wine that you can just saviour.
Mar 01, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Poupae from Thailand

Jan 24, 2015
Rated: 4.6 by Kiro from Russian Federation

Dec 15, 2014
Rated: 3 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Dec 05, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 04, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by Gasc0igne from Australia

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by killcore from Russian Federation

Sep 23, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jorditora from Switzerland

Jul 01, 2014
Rated: 4 by BrickOneal from South Carolina

Jun 30, 2014
Rated: 4.75 by MikeKSmith from England

Jun 23, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by danieelol from Australia

May 12, 2014
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Reviewed by Dave2010 from Japan

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Ok, so people who like barrel aged stuff will like this. It's sweet, but the carbonation is nice. It's definitely Belgian in nature, but has lots of complex flavors. It's high alcohol so it's gonna taste that way. People who have tried Brew dog and Ballest Point's collaboration beer San Diego scotch ale will like this. It's nothing like an IPA, no bitterness, no hopiness, but I like the flavor. People who like strong tasting high alcohol beers will like this. Comes in a cool box and bottle design nothing like typical Brew Dog beers. Try it once, and I don't think you will be disappointed.
Apr 25, 2014
Rated: 3 by Mattias from Sweden

Feb 22, 2014
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 26 ratings