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


on tap

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markas101 (1980) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Sheffield, UK. PhD submission celebration. Dense black, liquorice, resin, spice, coffee. Very interesting flavour, sweet then a spice hit. Long, bittersweet syrupy ending. Probably better than the US imperial stout standards, mainly because of the ABV to smoothness ration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3526) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Small tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark fruits liquorice chili mocha coffee dark chocolate mild fudge some richer fruit the flavours velvety fudge dark chocolateraisin cocoa mocha coffee dried fruits liquorice caramel the chili is smooth a good touch medium bitter good balanced imperial the finish best flavours coffee dry note chili touch dark malts wonderful imperial on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (752) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2014
Svart med tynt brunt skum. Lukter Stenfrukt, Alkohol. Fyldig med portvinfeeling. Noe salt i smaken. Salt og bitter i etersmak.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1825) - SÝrumsand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Sort farge med tynt brunt skum. Kakao, alkohol, MÝrk stenfrukt og espressolukt. Skarp snerpende mÝrk sjokolade, portvin, bittersÝt. Mye som skjer her. Fin 700 feiring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PriorL (2507) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 28, 2014
33cl bottle as Dog B. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice and full stable beige head. NOSE: dark chocolate, coffee, some liquorice, light mint? TASTE: very dense dark chocolate, coffee, very dense taste in general, lots of vanilla, little over the top maybe, but still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1396) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep black with a brown hue. Aroma of dark malts, red spicy peppers, alcohol burn. Guge sweet body, spicyness and alcohol kicking in as from the middle. Taste is dark chocolate with spicy cherries.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17497) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
15th March 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and slightly viscous, semi dry with mild carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt and a spot of coffee. Mild brandy alcohol tone. Just a whisper of chilli, thankfully! Touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth and dry with a mild roast malt bitter linger. Pretty drinkable for such a big beer. AB:04 was better mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (11711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted peppers and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark sweet roasted black coffee malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
11.2oz bottle... Thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing! Pitch black color. Thin bit of head, just a thin ring mostly without swishing, but itís a very cool darker brown color. A few ropes of lace. Big coffee, vanilla in the nose. Light hint of the chili in there. Some brownie in the nose. Very good, big aroma. Big bitter dark chocolate. Bigger bitter taste. Alcohol pretty well hidden for 15%. Lighter sweet. Awesome, big chewy texture to it. Very light carbonation, but some carbonation for sure. Dry finish. Some light dark fruit notes. Hint of soy. Chili is more vegetal than spicy, but itís a nice, sort of noticeable addition. Upping it by 3.5 seems like a good move, less would have been too subtle. Very good, impressive stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Appearance: pitch black, dense, with a solid dark brown head. OK lacing. Aroma: very intense, coming straight from the bottle and fills the room. Alcohol strikes first, then comes the roastiness and hints of dark chocolate and cocoa with some coffee in the background. Canít smell the chili. Taste: again, first comes the alcohol, however that shouldnít bother you at all, because it combines well with everything that comes in second, everything being quite intense roastiness, dark chocolate and coffee. So pretty much it tastes as it smells, but itís soooo good. No chilli again, however Iím a big chilihead so maybe itís just too weak for me, even though they used Naga Jolokia, a chili that for a long time was considered the hottest one on Earth. Bitterness is quite high, coming more from the alcohol than from hops, but itís still very nice. Mouthfeel: very soft carbonation, almost flat. Full bodied. Overall: very good Imperial Stout. Didnít try the new, Dog B version, but this one is really good. Beer was bottled on 01.04.2012 so I have no idea if it was supposed to be more hoppy or what, itís been almost 2 years after all. Still, Iím glad Iíve tried this one and Iím looking forward to Dog B. Enjoyed from a teku glass.

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