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BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch PleaseBrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please
BA SCORE
37.9%
Liked This Beer
3.3 w/ 240 ratings
BrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch PleaseBrewDog / Three Floyds Bitch Please
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by AgentMunky on 04-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
240
Liked:
91
Avg:
3.3/5
pDev:
25.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
53
Gots:
79
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 240 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of jakesingleton
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of OWSLEY069
4.7/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown in color with a light tan head. In the aroma, sweet oak and a small whiskey like smell. On the taste, oaky, whiskey, and a touch of rye. A small bite, but mainly smooth and a medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry, small whiskey like aftertaste. A nice whiskey presence, a very nice beer for a sipper.

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Photo of mjmadsen21
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of kspongeworthy
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of kojevergas
2.27/5  rDev -31.2%
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.

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Photo of TexAggie011
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of DovaliHops
3.8/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, amber color with a hint of brown. Medium, off-white/cream colored head. Scent is very interesting. A lot of smoke with some peat and oak aromas. As the beer warms, there is much more peat characteristics. It's quite a lovely aroma really...some bbq meat scents as well. Reminds me of bbq tri-tip. A bit of whiskey and caramel malt as well. Taste is...WOW! Smoky as hell! I expected smoky from the aroma, but not like this! Immediately smoky with a ton of charcoal and peat. I really wish it wasn't midnight and I wasn't just sitting here in my room. This beer would be perfect on a nice day with some delicious bbq. Burnt malt flavors with some dark fruit and bitter hops. Finishes with a little bit of oak and more smoke. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with nice carbonation. Drinkability started out not so great...but I get more and more used to it with each and every sip. Overall, this is a very unique brew, and I wish I had another bottle. Very unique blend of smoke, hops, and charcoal. Alcohol well-hidden.

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Photo of Sean9689
2.11/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Thanks (?), Chris! Bottle into Darkness tulip.

A - Pours a darker reddish color, off-white head, thin collar, wisps.

S - Alcohol right up front...too much and overly hot. Musty, with notes of vomit, no real sweetness or dark fruit presence. Just a real mess...ugh!

T - Again, more disaster. Lots of alcohol, pretty much no sweetness, very bland and hot. This beer is not good and tastes like a really really cheap scotch of some kind.

M - Medium, light carbonation, don't want to finish.

O - Bitch, please don't give me anymore of this beer! Horrible.

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Photo of N1CK
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of MasterSki
1.99/5  rDev -39.7%
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.

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Photo of laituegonflable
4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a burnished red colour, vibrant up to the light. Head is beige, nicely packed together but dissipates to look a bit whispy. Lace is clingy and pleasant. Looks good.

Woah, massive smoke to that. Peaty and bacony with a meaty woody note. Slightly salty as well., but a very decent hop aromatic just taming the wild smoke beast. Touch of peanut, citrus and pine wood. Very nice.

Taste is intriguing; very nutty and woody. Big smoke grows from the front which is quite a caramelly malty front, then peaty and smokey and bacony notes dominate up to mid-palate. The back, where it all culminates, is all charred wood, with solid burnt pine and oak, and a slight malty caramelly touch of peanut and pine nut. Very woody, with a touch of side sweetness. Idiosyncratic and very interesting. Also, it's genuinely more than I gave it credit for, that sweetness is cracking.

Full, drying as it goes through. A bit ashy on the back, both palate and texture. Kind of has the texture of an ashtray, in the best possible way.

Yeah, is it an everyday beer? No. Should it be? Yes. People should train their palates to enjoy this kind of weird, challenging, virtually undrinkable snuff as their go-to drink.

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Photo of BrutalSusan
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of emdawg
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of sbricker
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ChrisPro
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of jsnoek
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of ineva
4.5/5  rDev +36.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of IPA4LIFE
4.22/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A- Deep, dark red copper with a two finger moderately fluffy head. There's good lacing and the head retention is impressive.

S- Really nice. Definitely a lot of aroma contributed by the barrels. Sharp notes of smoke are heavily present. There are more subtle notes of a light hint of fruity hops. Also just a touch of some sweet caramel. Don't get it twisted though; this smell is all about smoke.

T- Lots of smoke. It's got a solid peaty smokey aftertaste, but the beer is not without some complexity- sweet caramel malts at the front of the palate, with a little hoppy bitterness and possibly a little west-coast hoppy taste. I know it sounds weird with all the smoke in this, but i can definitely pick up some american hops. Maybe one of the 3 "C"s? As I drink, the complexity really opens up. The smokey notes from the barrel work well with the other flavors. Surprisingly, i don't really taste much alcohol. Overall, pretty complex and tasty.

M-Smooth. Perfect mouthfeel. The smoothness does a lot to take the edge off of the harshness of the smoke flavors.

O- Solid offering. Unique for sure. The smoke is powerful, but not so much that the other characteristics are impossible to discerne. I think its a good beer with an interesting, complex taste.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.85/5  rDev +47%
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.

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Photo of ChadQuest
4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clear orange amber, with a very pillowy head, soft and cloud like. Looks awesome, and the head wafts a peaty aroma right up at you. Right away you know the front label mentioning whiskey barrels is not telling the whole story, this one smells more like Scotch, but then you read the back of the label and they do note that they used peated malts from Islay, bingo, that says it all. I bet these peated malts are talking a lot of guys off guard, i really like this. On the palate the smoked flavors, Peat, and Scotch never go to far, really well composed. There is a gentlemens level of alcohol within that i say is required for a peated drink to keep it a sipper. There is a light note of some piney west coast hops and some caramel poking out.
Not a sticky beer, the smoke and malt makes it a bit cleaner on the finish.

I really enjoyed this bottle, beers that get too Rauchy are not my thing, but this one was unique and very well composed.

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Photo of Oneinchaway
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +21.2%
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.

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Photo of MaryCeleste
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of coy
3.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in Edimburg Brew Dog pub.

Appearance.- Really dark amber color, low head with tiny bubbles.

Smell.- Smokey notes.

Taste.- Caramel and dark smoke that's all.

Mouthfeel.- Medium body, low carbonation.

Overall.- Something different, not an everyday beer that's for sure.

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Beer rating: 37.9% out of 100 with 240 ratings
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