Barrel-Aged Albino Squid Assassin

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Rye Beer
3.96 | pDev: 10.35%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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rex_4539 from Greece

4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Murky amber color, almost no head at all, slight thin lacing, light carbonation.

S: Sweet, oak. Smells wonderful.

T: Sweet, oak, alcohol. Nice!

F: Medium bodied, very drinkable and smooth.

O: Very good beer. Would gladly drink again.

Feb 04, 2018
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.37/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml Bottle from Brewdog online shop (£4.00):
This one turned out to be an okay Brewdog offering, it wasn't quite as good as the original & I certainly wouldn't class it as an IPA or even a rye beer but it was enjoyable enough for what it was. Falling somewhere between an American strong ale & a barley wine, the beer had a lot of toffee & caramel flavours that gave it quite a sweet, complex taste that was backed up by a combination of dark fruits that made the beer a pleasant one to sip away at but I doubt it's one that I'd go back to again.

Dec 06, 2016
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Vader444 from Scotland

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour into tulip.

For the record, I am generally not a massive fan of Brewdog; I find their marketing and image to be obnoxious and elitist and their beers all to often fail to live up to the hype. I was therefore quite prepared to dislike this. Happy to say I was very pleasantly surprised. This was a really well balanced beer; the barrel aging contributed a subtle softness rather than the overwhelming sweetness that I was expecting. This might actually encourage me to try some of Brewdog's other non-core offerings. Cheers!

Nov 14, 2016
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jongleich from Ireland

4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So much vanilla, too much maybe. Alcohol obscenely well-hidden, another well-crafted brew dog creation. Perfectly carbonated and proper whiskey taste to go with the red, Rye of the original, which I ultimately prefer.

Jul 03, 2016
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StJamesGate from New York

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chestnut with white film. 3.75
Giant whack of vanilla that buries the hops. 3.75
Caramel, butterscotch, huge vanilla, a tiny bit of rye spice, then vague orange as it opens. 4.25
Medium, chewy, round. 4

Superb bourbon vanilla thing that completely buries the base beer. Ends up edging towards an English barleywine. It's a paradox: hugely enjoying it, but it's definitely not ASA. 4

Jun 01, 2016
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Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 20 ratings