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Mr. Squirrel (Barrel Aged)

Rating: 3.55

This one is an oldie I’ve had sitting in the garage since last summer surprisingly, something that is pretty unusual for me considering most beers I buy are gone within a month or so of purchase. I got this one as part of a bulk order from Brewdog.com back in June last year. Amazingly I still have a few from the case left to drink, all of them pretty high strength beers with none coming in at under 10% abv. with one hitting 15%. It’s not that I have been saving this one but it’s not exactly a beer to be taken lightly, and I have even put it in the fridge a number of times with the intention off drinking that evening only to chicken out but I have finally gotten round to it & here is what I thought.

Mr. Squirrel

Appearance (4/5): Pours a solid black colour with the slightest of red tinges shinning through and a very thin and bubbly, off-white to brown coloured head that more of a patchy lacing than anything else.
Aroma (7/10): A very strong chocolate aroma with lots of licorice and rich malts as well as some sweetness and an oak like, light whiskey smell. It is quite light and I could detect some vanilla too.
Taste (7/10): Rich and chocolate tasting with a lot of alcohol coming through as well as some strong licorice flavours and a lot of grain. There is some chocolate malts and an earthy spice taste to the beer along with that lingering alcohol feel.
Palate (3/5): Medium to full-bodied and very spicy with a rich, alcohol laced middle. Carbonation is almost non-existent and there is some grain and rich bitterness too.

Overall (15/20): Not a bad beer, although the fact that is measures in at well over ten percent means it’s not going to be one I have very often if at all again. It was a nice beer and highly drinkable but it was one that your really have to savour and take your time over which doesn’t really fit with the way I drink most of the time. Still it was a very nice beer, a pretty rare one seeing as it probably won’t be brewed again and it was one that pretty good if you asked me; nothing spectacular but a solid effort nonetheless.

Brewed In: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Brewery: Brewdog
First Brewed: 2012
Type: Doppelbock
Abv: 11.3%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Brewdog.com
Price: £5.49

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