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

bottled
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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


Rune's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, - FEB 13, 2013
330ml bottle kindly shared by Chriso and fonefan at The BrewDog Bar in Manchester. Inky black body, naked surface. Vanilla oak to the nose added by bready malts. Taste good with Christmas spices, bread, sweet liquorice, and gradually arriving dark fruity hops that lingers for quite a while. Warming alcohol. Full bodied. Nice sipper (25.01.2013).


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle from BrewDog online store (Dec 2012). Dark murky brown with creamy tan head, boozy/spirit, oaky, soy sauce, dried fruits, molasses, low bitterness, thick, syrupy texture, long boozy finish. Ok, quite full on.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Treacle, spiritous, raisin, liquorice. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitter and sourness. Palate: Medium thick texture, medium body, low carbonation,lingering dry bitter, sweet, treacle, spiritous, liquorice finish with alcohol warmth. Comments: Lovely. Batch 334 BBE. 28.10.22.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
330mL bottle at Brewdog Leeds, pours black with a tiny tan head. Aroma brings out shitloads of rum barrels that totally dominate everything. Flavour brings out lots of soy sauce that totally dominate everything, with secondary notes of rum. Man, this is a total soy sauce bomb. Interesting how a rum nose could be totally different on the palate. Decent, but strange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4142) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle at en Öl och Whiskeymässa 2014, 2014-04-11 Göteborg AR: vanilla fudge, bourbon AP: woody brown, no head F: sugar, heavy warming, grainy, wee xmass spicey, chocolate, coffey, bourbon

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
7th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, short bubbly tan head. Palate is airy and light and slight soft. Modest fine carbonation. Rich tangy dark malts, but not heavy at all. Clear rum and raisan and other tangy dark fruits. Some alcohol spice but it’s not a hot beer. Finishes light leaving a slight warm afterglow. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Quite harsh booze, spiced rum, sweet chocolate.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
wolfcarnival (79) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 19, 2014 Drunk during sesh in beergeek with cam, rach, ruslan, 12/05/14, good times. pours black gold with nice foamy head. smells like christmas pud, tangy and spicy, alcohol piercing through. pretty heavy body. taste is very sweet and rummy, dark chocolate, plummy, moving into a tasty warming burn. pretty heavy handed but i liked that shit tbh

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (804) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
330 ml bottle pours black with a small head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, roasted malt, dried fruit, caramel, smooth in the mouth, finish is pleasant but alcohol taste there. Good strong stout, not amazing.

5
   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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2241) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2014
Sample at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival 2013. Opaque black liquid with minimal light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, licorice, wood, spices, chocolate, roasted malt, ash and raw sugar. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of licorice, booze and chocolate. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Pretty good.


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