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BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 715   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
keg/ bottle 2012 Prototypes release.
A 10% decadent and indulgent Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips. This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (248) - HONG KONG - JUL 27, 2015
Deep black with brown head. Lovely aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste goes from cocoa to vanilla to fudge to something smokey and of course, lot of coffee. Smooth and creamy, bitter after taste. Wonderful ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (1151) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2015
From a 330ml bottle on 23/7/2015. Pours pretty much black with a medium deep tan head. The nose features lots of chocolate and vanilla, with a bit of caramel and just a hint of bacon. Flavour wise, its primarily sweet milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, coaoa, fudge, some roasty/burnt malt, finished off y some moderate hops. The texture is quite creamy and the carbonation soft. This is a really lovely, smooth impy. Eminently quaffable at 10%. Has a bit of Founders Breakfast Stout about it, which is a very good thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madelfonatree (106) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2015
24/09/19 poured into a snifter/tulip on July 23, 2015. Look - Dark, oily black. Thin, dark tan head with aggressive pour. Lacing and head dissipates quickly. Smell - Chocolate. Liquor. Coffee. Vanilla. A little sour smell. Taste - Alcohol. Chocolate. Coffee. Prune. Vanilla. Oranges. Slight bitterness Feel - Heavy. Full. Carbonation high as well. Alcohol sting on tongue. Overall - This is not my favorite RIS. While it has many of the traditional traits, it is not unique or genuine. Alcohol taste is high.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerWeg (1562) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2015
Loads of really balanced aromatic cocoa and coffee with mildly bitter and rich flavours, some Shiraz like red berry, is thick but not heavy or sweet, then sweetness builds as do toast and hop bitter, a little of this is a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexanderdahl (101) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
Light cocoa notes and barley roast. Little bit of stable. Pitch black with perfect mocha foam. Sharp cocoa bitternes at first, falling into a much smoother cocoa wholeness. Not too sweet (at all), but very elegant cocoa stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2015
It appears typical to style with a brief covering of cocoa coloured head. After that it smells of carob (I hate carob), cocoa, licorice, heady vanilla and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick, silky and oily, just as it should be with flavours similar o the aroma profile along with fig jam (not just an acronym... google it). The dusty cocoa comes through beautifully in the finish. A likeable enough Russian Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cervmagpt (410) - PORTUGAL - JUL 15, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 20C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch D98 DDBB. AROMA: very strong roasted malt aroma with vinous notes, some vanilla and coffee. APPEARANCE: jet black color and opaque. creamy average dark brown head with good retention and lacing. TASTE: very intense and complex flavour with notes of roasted and malts, dark chocolate, coffee, some wood and a vinous aspect that complements the taste. moderate bitterness from roasted malts with a roasted and semi-dry finish. PALATE: full body with a nice velvety texture. gentle alcohol warmth almost imperceptible. moderate carbonation. OVERALL: a very nice and roasted oriented imperial stout with a lot of complexity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Toomio (337) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUL 14, 2015
Vhn liikaa viinaa, mutta yksi parhaita. Hyv tatsi, mutta kookos ei maistu. Muuten ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015, by Sid. Near vlack, low brown head. Strong dark chocolate, burnt malt, burnt bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (544) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours thick black with thick dark brown head. Aroma is dark bitter malts, bitter malts, dark rich and bitter chocolate, slight hops, coffee and grainy. Taste is chocolate, bitter rich, coffee, smooth at first turns more mora dry cocoa. Subtle dark fruits. Quite bitter finish with chocolate, roasty coffee. Dry cocoa. Slight soy. Thick body.

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