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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1044) - The Hague, - APR 24, 2013
UPDATED: APR 16, 2014 2014-04-16
33cl. Bottle.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma loads of chocolate, coffee, dark roased malts, caramel, vanilla, wood. some dak fruits.
Taste bitter roasted coffee, chocolate and vanilla sweet.
Mouthfeel Oily, sticky, thick, dry.
Amazing beer, really tasty!

2013-04-24
33cl Bottle.
Pours black with brown head.
Aroma chocolate, coffee, dark roasted malts, wood notes, some vanilla in the back.
Taste bitter coffee, chocolate and vanilla sweet.
Mouthfeel Oily, sticky, thick, dry.
On pouring the bottle the chocolate comes at you. Amazing beer, taste is choco coffee in the best way :). Perfect Pitch Black!


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BKHansen (11) - Praestø, DENMARK - APR 18, 2015
bottle @ tast it tougher with my son. dark blackwith a dark Brown head and aromaof chocolate, roasted malt and liqurice. tastis strong lot of cocoa and chocolate along with oak, Vanilla and liquriceand a roasted long finish. An excellent imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eManu (476) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
From draft at Taps KL. Super black with a tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and liquor. Taste of strong dark bitter chocolate with a liquor finish. Dry and light bitterness finish. Nice strong stout. Would drink again for dessert.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1240) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2015
Tap @Brewdog Shepherd Bush. Black with creamy tan head. Cocoa, chocolate aroma. Flavour has bitter milk chocolate, wood and coffee. Alcohol well hidden. Dry and sticky, medium bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBHansen (282) - Køge, DENMARK - APR 12, 2015
bottle @ home w family. Appearance: pours clear black with good creamy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: caramel, chocolate, cocoa, wood and liquorice hints. palette: average carbonation, full body, some caramel sweetness, average to distinct bitterness, long duration, dry finish and an oily texture. Overall: well balanced and tasteful stout

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jzi (13) - POLAND - APR 11, 2015
Piana: Drobnoziarnista, niska, drobnoziarnista, stopniowo opada, lecz i tak dłogo się utrzymuje jak na taki woltaż.. Barwa: Czarna, smolista. Przy nalewaniu na prawdę wygląda jak smoła. Aromat: lekki alkohol i spalenizna, pieprz, kakao, czekolada. Smak: Palone słody, gorzka czekolada, przyprawy, kawa. Intensywna goryczka o palonym charakterze utrzymuję się bardzo długo, lecz jest przyjemna. Piwo dość gęste i bardzo treściwe. Co ciekawe nie czuć słodyczy. Wszystko zgrabnie przykrywają kawowe i palone nuty. Szczerze mówiąc nie spodziewałem się aromatu pieprzu. Nie mam pojęcia skąd on się wziął. Przypomina mi również tabasco. Bardzo ciekawe piwo. Jak tylko na nie trafię w sklepie, kupię na zapas i wrzucę do piwnicy. Polecam!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1622) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Back with Z, pours a very thick black color with no head. Nose is heavy malt, chocolate and burnt coffee with mocha as well. Taste is deep malt, mocha , coffee and oak. A bit of alcohol breaks through as well, very heavy , smooth and velvety on the palate. Finishes on all the above complex tasting notes, with a moderately long oaky finish. An excellent imperial stout. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark black with a dark brown head and aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and liquorice. Taste is strong, lots of cocoa and chocolate along with oak, vanilla, coffee, and liquorice, complex, with a roasted, long finish. Delicious brew with lots of flavor

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
On tap @ Brewdog Bar Göteborg. My favourite ordinary-tap @Brewdog. My first cocoa psycho was actually one of the prototypebottles back in the days. Jet black, dark brown head. Chocolate/vanilla/Coffee aroma.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hideipa (19) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Noire avec une mousse onctueuse brune, elle dégage un arôme intense de torréfaction auquel s’ajoute le chocolat noir. En bouche, c’est tout d’abord l’amertume et la torréfaction qui frappent. S’en suivent le caramel, le chocolat noir et une note d’alcool de durée moyenne. Le tout s’opère sous un corps rond, crémeux voire sirupeux. La finale, plutôt torréfiée est moyennement persistante. On sent un léger échauffement par l’alcool. Bref, un bon produit qui porte bien son nom de cocoa psycho.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (3138) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2015
On tap at 23 beerz Nagoya. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla cocoa and some wood. Taste is more of the roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla a little bitterness on the end.


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