This is a BrewDog/Three Floyds collaboration beer. Bitch Please is a barley wine brewed with, amongst others, peated malt from Islay. After fermentation, the beer was aged in old Jura single malt whisky barrels for 8 months.
Dark brown/reddish color with off-white head. It looks lovely towards the light with its dark reddish hue.
The label looks pretty good as well!
Complex aroma with some hints of leather and some alcohol. It’s quite peaty as well. Beers aged in whisky casks tend to be pretty complex.
Not too much action from the hops.
The flavor is much like the nose with some extra punch from the peated malt. I’m not getting typical Islay peat, but aromas from the casks the beer has been aged in is definitely present.
Long peaty finish. A bit dry towards the end.
I had pretty high expectations for this beer, and I was a tad bit disappointed. It’s a very good barley wine, don’t get me wrong, but it’s not great. Score: 3.8/5.
I have some bottles stowed away in my beer cellar, so expect some more reviews of this beer after a while to see how well it ages.