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BrewDog Cocoa Psycho

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


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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is malty roasty coffee liquorice molasses madness. Flavour is liquorice coffee roasty bitter chocolate madness. Harsh bitterness, yet also too sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Black pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, bread, tobacco, ash, coffee and licorice. Flavor is quite bitter, creamy, sweet malts, full bodied and very smooth. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirLimpsalot (1955) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2014
@Stordirren: stor tydlig doft och smak av kaffe. Vätskan är ganska mjuk och lagom fyllig. Fin balans och trevligt eftersmak. Inte alls illa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ---- Soberness not garanteed!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Black pour with a dark brown head .. amazing looking brew with light lacing .... aroma of hot peppers I have no idea why but I swear of it .... roasted chilis with coffee bean and light vanilla .... taste is of cocoa nibs, toasted oak, chocolate, coffee and light vanilla ..... mouthfeel is bitter like 100% cacao .... has a slight bitter/burn to it .... abv hidden well .. definitely dark and roasted as they come .... has a bitter dry lingering finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TUBREW (2) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014 does not count
Everything I want from an IRS. Boozy, woody, dark chocolatey aroma; bitter-sweet coffee/chocolate on the pallet and hints of dark fruits and vanilla. A little alcholic rawness - maybe one to age for a couple of years

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SnakeTown (486) - SWEDEN - APR 12, 2014
Kolsvart med stort ljusbrunt skum som ligger kvar runt glaset! Doftar massor med kaffe och lite choklad! Mycket smak av mörk choklad, rökigt och beskt kaffe!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nudiebear (3) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2014 does not count
My first Russian. Powerful with hidden sweetness behind the cocoa. Very delicious for a sweet tooth like me. Dark with solid but short lived foam and a bit of dark malted taste, slight alcohol on the taste as well. Much cocoa, a good thing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
04-APR-2014, bottle @summer house in Marielyst. Dense Black with a Brown head. Aroma is roast and chocolate. Taste is Deep, Deep chocolate and roast. Quite coarse with with a touch of smoke. Full body, soft carbonation. Sweet at first but finish dryer. Very fine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marko (3766) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 6, 2014
Big thanks to people at the MBR for the sample! Not too big, will rerate. Daaark pitch-like with a small brown head. Mild, slightly sticky malty aroma with notes of chocolate and raisiness. Slightly sticky, roasty sweetish stout, a bit oily but not as overbearing as some of this big guys can be. Very nice, and I hope to rerate it soon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RuneStumo (2129) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - APR 6, 2014
06.04.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Vinmonopolet Egersund. Black colour with dark brown thick creamy head. OMG. This beer is so rich! I spilled some drops at the table and its really sticky. Its sweet and it is dense. Aroma is coffe, dark bittre chocolate and alcohol. Dark malts with very dry notes. Some alcohol sweetness as well. Very nice. Well balanced also. Strong rich beer with lots of strong dry malty flavours. mmmmmmm!!!!

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