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BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

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


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RATINGS: 835   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Villyzzz (44) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours darker than black with large copper head. Aroma is cocoa, booze, coffee and a bit of caramel. Taste is subtle chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Long finish. Thick mouth-feel but not unpleasant. Kind of short on words but this was a baller of a imperial Russian.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - SEP 18, 2016
Aspetto: nero impenetrabile schiuma marrone scuro, abbondante, fine e persistente. Aroma: intenso, con sentori soprattutto di cacao, caffè e liquorosi. Gusto: semplicemente spettacolare, sentori come al naso con aggiunta abbondante di liquirizia. Carbonizzazione media, corpo decisamente strutturato. Veramente una grandissima birra! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rob19a (68) - - SEP 17, 2016
17/20 Fairly sensational imperial stout. Mildly carbonated initially tastes like really strong coffee but flavours really open up, with a complex mix of malts, caramel and chocolate. Really strong 10%. One to savour ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Thompson (615) - - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle @ the guild.. Head is minimal to non-excistend but beige colour leaves a little edge... Pitch black colour.. Smell liqourice coffee bitter smokey bbq sauce... Taste coffee bitterness hops wood...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (568) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2016
330ml bottle from Doghouse. Thick, inky, viscous black with a lively dark brown head. Bitter, sweet espresso aroma. Taste is very bitter, coffee, alcohol, not much chocolate or vanilla. Tasty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heidbummer (227) - SCOTLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Brewdog at their zenith. Roasty coffee-ey, toasty, boozy, loveliness Massive sweet mouthfeel balanced by dry dry dry toast. F**king fantastic. The cause of more than one necessary hangover

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NosirIwont (2347) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle. 10.0%. Best before 11.09.20. Pours black with a diminishing dark tan/brown head. Bit of lacing. Sweetish, roasted aroma with a fruity note and a creamy overtone. Slightly tart. Light cocoa, barbecue notes as it warms, as well as a hint of wood. Flavour is roasted, with a light barbecue note. Sweetish note as well. A bit vinous. Light spicy note as it warms. Bitter, slightly tart finish with an alcohol burn; though very present, the alcohol is still fairly well—balanced, considering how high the percentage is. Lingering mild bitterness along with hints of hops, grass and wood. Soft palate, almost velvety. Overall pretty good and well-made, but lacks that last complexity to make it outstanding, as the nuances drowns a bit. 06.08.16.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mortlach (1920) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 12, 2016
On tap @Brewdog Bar (Rome). Pours deep brown/black with a little off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, milk, vanilla, alcohol, coffee. Flavour is a bit unbalanced, too sweet. High body, medium to light carbonation. A bit rough, but ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (17283) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUL 8, 2016
Massiger, malzig vanilliger Antrunk ohne starke Süße. Milde Bitterkeit, die Malzigkeit wird etwas schwächer, trocken nach Bitterschokolade. Angenehm würzig, süffig! 10/11/12/12//12

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OminouSC2 (447) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Pitch black, just the way I like them. Cacao, chocolate and smoke. A nice bitter-sweet taste from the cacao. A bit one-dimensional, but a heavy hitter and a nice Imperial Stout.

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