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


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RATINGS: 824   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.

STEVIE_NIX's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUN 24, 2013
This is a big bad mofo. Black, with a massive cocoa nose. Tastes big and boozy. Bold dark chocolate with Christmas pudding fruits, probably from the coffee. Smooth rich and warming. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jakubwloszcz (108) - Piastów, POLAND - JUN 27, 2016
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana niska, bardzo ciemna, drobnopęcherzykowa, ładnie zdobi szkło. W aromacie zdecydowanie dominuje intensywna czekolada, kakao, w tle delikatne nuty kawowe. Trochę mało złożony ten aromat, ale bardzo przyjemny. W smaku również na pierwszym planie jest czekolada, od słodkiej, mlecznej, przechodzi stopniowo w stronę gorzkiej. Odczucie w ustach jest naprawdę świetne, piwo jest bardzo gładkie, aksamitne, wysycenie jest niskie. Do czekolady dochodzi solidna paloność oraz delikatne nuty kawowe i waniliowe. Fajny RIS, pije się go z przyjemnością, ale trochę jednowymiarowy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wombat23 (456) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours almost black with a brown chocolatey head. Viscous. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, booze, and vanilla. Similar taste with coffee notes. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KoNrRiI (1095) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 20, 2016

0.33 bottle.
The beer is black like tar with a small, truly brown head with a crimson tinge. Aroma of smoke, smoked meat, smoked ham, charred wood - generally a lot of smoke. Taste is also smoky, meat, charred woof smoke fish, chocolate - despite the weird descriptions it is sweet and good. A full body, a thick texture, and a soft carbonation. Finish is long, chocolate and coffee are introduced. Overall the beer is great, awesome even - it is characterized by high viscosity and has this terrific texture I have always enjoyed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
darbeer75 (355) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Aroma: lots of chocolate and malt; Appearance: pitch black with extremely dark, creamy head that dissipates slowly; Taste: follows nose, with lots of rich undertones; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: very nice imperial stout; would definitely buy again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (853) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 11, 2016
BrewDog Cocoa Psycho - uzupełnienie ocen piw pitych przed używaniem ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fules (495) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 11, 2016
Közepes, tömör, hosszan tartó, sötétbarna hab, fekete szín. Illata fekete csokit, és por alakú kakaót idéz. Íze porteres, kissé savanykás pörkölt malátás, fekete csoki, na meg persze a kakaó. Az alkoholt nem igazán érezni szerencsére. Csak ezt a tölgyfa chipset kéne elfelejteni, nem az igazi, nyomába se ér a hordós érlelésnek. Utóíze egy az egyben a korty meghosszabbítása, méghozzá hosszú időre. Testes, de nem nehéz sör. Jó az összhang, fincsi sör, egy kóstoló kiemelkedő tagja lehet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ippopotamo36 (1556) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 6, 2016
Tap at Buskers Rome-Italy. Deep black pour, brownish foam leaving a persistent lacing. Nose: bitter cocoa powder, macerated red fruit, spirit. Mouth: clean approach, alcohol middle blast with a spirit like end and a bit tart finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
20107589 (677) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
pour black with a frothy brown head. floral notes to the nose, light coffee, and cocoa aromas with hints of dark fruits. taste light bitter light sweet. medium bodied, light bitter notes, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15158) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2016
Bottle at KŘ16. Good roasted aroma. Black colour. Small dark brown head. The flavour is very roasted and a little sweet. Has a bit of jam and not as much chocolate as expected. Syrupy mouthfeel. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Michael27 (446) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2016
Aus der Flasche getrunken. Undurchdringliches Schwarz im Glas mit stabilem braunen Schaum. Voller Körper aus schwarzer Schokolade. Ganz spät kommt der Alkoholschock.

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