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

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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (594) - Ogre, LATVIA - DEC 31, 2013
Aroma is super alcohol pungent, astringent, sweetish dark-malt, syrupy, balsamy. Too simple aroma for such brew. Taste is sweetish, darker malts bitter. Silky, smooth, thick mouthfeel, very far away reminds of barrel aging. Aroma with time becomes more sweet well rounded malt bill with some dried fruits touch; thick texture. I’m a bit disappointed cause of too alcohol in flavor, weak complexity by price/performance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (615) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2013
Blackness. Aroma is dark malt heaven, rich and black. Taste is dark malts showcase, oily and soy sauce. Very rich finish with real depth (chilli). As it warms chilli comes out more - my dream fulfilled! Overall, best BrewDog beer going, and a sense they have finally nailed something while also bringing some craziness to bear.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (3938) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. Aroma is sweet caramel, booze, touch of choc. Flavour is off the scale big. Choc, vanilla, oak , roast coffee, some chilli pepper like AB04. Palate is thick and velvety. Lingering choc and roast. Exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle at Tadg’s BrewDog event. Nose of chocolate, soy, fruits, chili pepper and capsicum. Nearly black with lace. Peppery flavor, light burn, cocoa, coffee, well tangy peppers. Lightly roasty. A burn at the finish coming from both alcohol and the chillis. Nice. A bit too peppery for me, but well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Vells (744) - Riga, LATVIA - NOV 17, 2013
Awesome awesomeness. Its quite expensive, but worth it. .at least to try.. and fall in love from first sip :P Huge beer. Bucketloads of cocoa, balanced with chili.. how crazy is this? Usually I dont like chili in beer, this one is exception. Roasted malts, choco, cocoa, coffee. You can all theese taste here and differ. Nice vanilla touch, raisins. Couldnt catch much of alco presence. Moderate sweet, with light bitterness, quite spicy, awesomly balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (5015) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget, bought in August 2012. Black with a small tan head. Nice aroma of dark fruit, spices, licorice and some coffee. Similar taste. Also notes of alcohol and tar. The finish was long and with a sweet touch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (2283) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle. BrewDog Night @ Tadg’s in Kyoto. As "Dog B." Big nose: berries, prunes, and plentiful fumes. Thick brown color. Initial is dominated by hits of alcohol, berries, chocolate, and cough medicine / chiles kick in and add a new dimension as they blend with the chocolate / the slightly rough chocolate begins to mellow out and melds with the other ingredients. Medium-heavy body. Love how these Naga chiles complement and don’t completely take over the roast malt. Not too strong or too weak -- but just right. Great!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
@ Eddan: riktig fin doft av kaffe och tung frukt. Smaken har en fin balans av kaffe och choklad. En ganska långvarig eftersmak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
llkc (479) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Brewdog A dog. 15,1%. tilsat chili kaffe og kakao. Duft brændt brød kakao og kaffe. Smag, mellem mundfulde, meget kraftig duft af kaffe og en smule af kakao.kan ikke fornemme chilien så meget i øllen. Eftersmagen er lang og kaffe som vare ved længe

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2335) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 16, 2013
15.1% at Tadg’s. A dark oily black pour with a tan head, closest to the AB:04. Nice boozy chocolate aroma, light-medium body with a chocolate flavor though at first it was chili heat that quickly mellowed though there’s some heat going down. Served in a snifter the chili flavor got really strong with much more of a barrel character coming through, boozy.


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