Brewdog / Three Floyds Bitch Please (Islay Cask) | BrewDog

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86
very good
39 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by dgilks on 04-14-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
19.08%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
10
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 13
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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2/5  rDev -49.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of chinchill
2.35/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

12 Oz bottle.
Off putting rubbery aroma with a unpleasant flavor dominated by ash. FA Food Science expert in the tasting group said phenols in the aroma.

Overall. Avoid. The worse brew I've had from either FFF or Brewdog.

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2.75/5  rDev -30%

Photo of tlazaroff
2.92/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice fig, raisin, and plum notes on the nose. Smells fresh, and surprisingly hoppy. Not too bad overall.

Appearance was muddy brown with a very light tan head. Not very aesthetically pleasing, however, I poured the yeast by accident. It looked a lot better before the yeast shot, so I'm giving it a moderate score.

Booze, front and center. Followed by a charred woody taste, as if I am gnawing on a piece of burnt wood. Its incredibly hard to taste anything else in this beer. Its really like a boozy campfire in my mouth. Carbonation isn't bad - nice and moderate, and it has a full body mouthfeel to it. I wouldn't seek this one out again, unfortunately.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of mmapes
3.42/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown, very little head. Maybe a little cloudy. Smells of scotch, peat, smoke, with smoke the dominant tone.

First taste is Very sweet, but not round. Smoky. Effervescent and/or acidic. Very much like scotch - harsh, requiring small sips. Long peaty finish. Sharp and sweet. Drink it slow!

Amusing note: the label. Promises a CA cash refund, 5$ (sic) in VT, ME, CT, MA, etc., 10$ (sic) for MI, OK+, FL

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours copper with a large, fading head.
Nose shows tons of peat. Almost rauch-like in its smokiness. Also lots of caramel and golden syrup. Lots of woody notes.
Very whisky-like flavours. Lots of peat and woody notes, along with some booze and more caramel. Definitely a sipper.
Good light carbonation and a slightly syrupy body.

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3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of StoneTSR
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: This looks a lot like a Barleywine, browner than usual and verymurky with a surprisingly big head that fades quickly. The lacing is strong.

SMELL: There is a ton more citrus that expected from an American-style Barleywine, but a lot of the typical Barleywine aromas push through, sugar, banana, bread.

TASTE: Whoa! In no way, shape or form is this a typical Barleywine - American or otherwise. This tastes like I just cut my grass. It's insane. That said, even though it is super grassy it's also very peaty, mossy and smoky.

MOUTHFEEL: Dry, crisp and...well...not so clean. There is a lot more sparkle than expected, but it isn't overwhelming.

OVERALL: This is the "Scotch-iest" beer the world has ever seen. I can't tell if that's awesome or awful, but either way it certainly is unique.

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3.93 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
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