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


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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Bottled, keg special
ABV: 15%
OG: 1112
Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross
Twist: Aged in rum barrels for 12 months

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MBarni (9) - - APR 30, 2014 does not count
Gran cervesa de brewdog. Paradox amb barrica de Rom. Un gust al paladar excelent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
wainwj (10) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2013
Great looking bottle and even comes in a box. Pours very black with a champagne like head that vanishes very quickly. Very rich, complex, sweet, christmas flavours. With a Cpt. Morgans dark-like finish. Really glad I got the chance to try this, amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grumbo (567) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2013
Bottles enjoyed on 2 consecutive summer nights at the BrewDog in Bristol. I had tried BrewDog beers before and been relatively unimpressed (their ’entry level’ beers) concluding them to be over-hyped. I should not have been so quick to judge based upon those. This beer is amazing. If I’m not drinking a beer, I drink rum, so maybe I’m somewhat biased, though that said other rum matured beers I’ve tried have not really impressed me. And at Ł11 a bottle this one almost didn’t get a chance to. But I ventured in and am so glad I did, as I would go as far as to say this was one of the best beers I have tried. This was like drinking liquidised chocolate Caribbean Rum Cake. Rum, chocolate, caramel, coffee, truffles and more rum in a beer. One for sipping not downing. One for savouring. And savour it I did.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
armando629 (2408) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2013
0,33 l bottle, Csakajósör, Budapest.
Poured deep brown near black with a small fine creamy beige head. Aroma of wooden casks, tropical forest, sweet rum character. Thisck with caramel, roasted grains, liquerice and sweetness by rums, Wonderful thingm thanks James and Martin;-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2013
csakajosor.hu + Köszönet Armando! Sötét, mint a politikusok lelke és valószínűleg a habját is ők lopták el. Illata tele van aszalt gyümölcsökkel, főleg rumba áztatott mazsolával, amibe vanília és egy kis kakaó is van, aromásabb pipadohány, egy kis kávébab, pörkölt maláta, fűszerek, medvecukor, keményfa füst és komló. Íze is brutális, adja az illatoktól vártat, tele van kiváló minőségű, öreg rummal, rengeteg aranymazsolával, sok fűszerrel, édesgyökérrel, bocskorszíjjal, aszalt meggyel és szilvával és pipadohányfüsttel. Sűrű, de nem ragadós, van benne egy kis bubi is. Utóíze keserédes, rumos és igen hosszan tart. Ritka csemege, de ha valaki nem szereti a rumot, annak nem ajánlott. Über!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
grapat (4) - - NOV 30, 2012 does not count
Well first to review, I couldn’t wait until Christmas to try this one. This was poured into a very large brandy snifter. Colour is very dark brown to black with a small dark tan head, which dissipated quickly. On the nose is Rum, Rum and more Rum, Molasses, burnt sugar and sweet alcohol. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected with an initial champagne like carbonation. Taste is muted compared to the smell but with the same elements (Rum, burnt sugar, sweet, roasted malts) and not as alcoholic as I thought it would be. Overall a great beer. I can’t wait to try the Isle of Arran version of this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle, thanks Craig. Black with tan head that fades to ring. Aroma of rum and licorice, slightly fruity, fig and dates. Taste is rich licorice and molasses, ovaltine, very little rum, some chocolate on the finish. Deliciously thick and sweet. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair tan head. A huge rum aroma with raisins, blackcurrants, dark chocolate, coconut, christmas pudding, oak and alcohol. Similar flavours with nicely balanced alcohol and an oily mouth-feel. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (4439) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2013

Appearance: Black color with a big foamy bubbly light beige head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Smells like a pirate party in The Caribbean. And a bottle of rum….
Palate: Medium to full body. Balanced sweetness and some bitterness. Creamy carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Outstanding complexity and well blended pirate drink. No problem to detect The Rum in this one. Fruity, dark malt, vanilla and raisins. It has a well hidden but very warming alcohol content.
Overall impression: I have been waiting some time before I opened this one. Wanted to explore The Imperial Stout style a little bit more. What a success. This beer is absolutely more of everything, without falling over The Edge! I am a huge fan of BrewDog!
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Oslo - Vika in Oslo, Norway.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fugitive (1335) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 16, 2013
Βottle. Color clear dark black with small head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, rum. Taste sweet, roasted, alcohol, caramel, chocolate, dry, rum.

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