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


on tap

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RATINGS: 321   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours oily black tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, vanilla, chili pepper, roast chocolate, oak, milk chocolate and alcohol soaked chocolate bar. Full body. Not as good as AB04, but awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This is intense! So much coffee, so much chilli, so much imperial! This is really delicious, the chilli really makes it stand out from the crowd!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (3686) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Anniversary beer, basically their AB04 but with added vanilla and, whatever it is, naga chilli. Yellowish beige head, thin due to the extreme alcohol strength, colour near black, just a bit of chestnut glow under bright light. Very dense, powerful and exciting aroma revealing all kinds of cacao powder, bitter chocolate, black coffee, whisky, cider, cinnamon, pear syrup, peat, tobacco, vanilla, brown sugar and even that chilli. Taste begins assertively with a mouth-filling toasted bitterness, thick oily and powdery mouthfeel weighing heavy on the tongue, profound chocolatey maltiness, lots of spicy tones reminiscent of sweet tobacco, pepper and again that chilli, lots of dark fruits, finishing with a great deal of leafy hop bitterness, very very long, accompanied by an equally long warming alcohol reminiscent of coffee liqueur and cognac. Brewdog has flabbergastered me more than once but this is so far the most impressive thing I ever tasted from them - I would even go as far to say that this is one of the best beers I ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5591) - GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014 as BrewDog Dog B. Deep black in the glass, small head. Intense malty aroma. Starts heavy malty, intense earthy-oily, some notes of pepper and strong coffee. Warm-malty finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home as Dog B on 5/8/14. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with a hint of chilli. Some sweetness, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Bourbon aroma and taste with a bit idea of cola on the taste. Thin foam rich shape. Cool beer for a night dessert. Worth tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Damn. Fy rackarns vad god denna vad. Saknar att känna smaken i munnen. Synd att jag inte har någon kvar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-05. Black body with a nice creamy brown head that fades. 4+ Aroma is moderately roasty, dark chocolate, mild alcohol. Flavour is rich, sweet dark malt core, bitter finish has light roast and warming alcohol, cocoa. Whiskey notes? Alcohol is present on the palate and warming the throat but is surprisingly restrained. Very smooth full bodied palate, soft carbonation is possibly a touch light? On tap as Dog C at BrewDog, Aberdeen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, bottled 17.06.13 (as Dog B). Pours black with brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, chili, vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. Flavor is bitter and sweet, roast, coffee, chili, vanilla, dark chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate and coffee bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
espenra (942) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Bottled 2012-04-01. Pitch black colour with a very small light brown head. Aroma is laden with massive notes of coffee but also notes of cocoa and chilli. Overtones of sweet malts and brown sugar. Flavour is as massive as the aroma. Lots and lots of coffee with chilli and liqorice. A very decent amount of alcohol as well. A long lingering aftertaste.

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