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


on tap

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RATINGS: 317   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (1956) - ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2014
Aged for about one year, shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, tan head. Nose is cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, pepper, slight booze.Flavor is roast, coffee, pepper, hoppy bitterness, vanilla, sweetness. Finishes with roast and alcohol. Slick, syrupy mouthfeel. Powerful, dense and complex. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobroman (683) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Intensive chocolate aroma with some roasted malts. Small beige head disappearing to ring. Completely black body. Briliantly balanced and intensive taste of chocolate sweetness and coffee bitterness. Alcohol is very well-hidden but pleasantly throat-warming. Chili is almost unnoticeable but pleasantly powers up the aftertaste. Personally I prefer more chili, but it’s OK. Very massive, powerfull and impressive. Great pleasure to drink this. Happy anniversary BrewDog.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Deep black pour with small, very tan head. Aroma has an initial hit of chilli along with chocolate and coffee. Great chocolate flavour, followed by some dark fruit, liquorice, chilli and coffee. Strong alcohol remains after. Great drink!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (1005) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Tap at cbc14. Pours black with a nice, nut brown head. Aroma has lots of alcohol and chocolate. Tasste is dry dark chocolate, gun powder, heavy roast, coffee. Long lasting taste with powerful alcohol.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is dusty cardboard, roast, chili, liquorice. Flavour has some chili, roast, liquorice, molasses and more. Okay.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (8554) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dried fruit, licorice, vanilla, chili and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3644) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(Batch 092. Embouteillée le 01-04-12) Merci Patrick. Un liquide presque noire, un rond de mousse beige. Une nez de chocolat légèrement épicé. Une bouche piquante marquée par la poudre de chili. Une belle texture. Une finale agréable sans plus avec du piquant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (4046) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(Batch 092. Embouteillée le 01-04-12) Une longue robe noire et une petite coiffe brune qui se transforme trop rapidement en anneau. D’intenses notes de chili, de la vanille et des malts noirs un peu timides façonnent les parfums de ce nez particulièrement intéressant. Au goût, des papilles obnubilées par les épices et mais heureusement arrondies par du chocolat noir et de la bonne vanille. L’alcool se porte bien mais souligne chaque soubresaut provoqué par le chili. En bouche, le liquide est bien dense. La texture est sirupeuse et légèrement collante. On oublie presque les bulles. En arrière-goût, un chili timide qui laisse toute la place à des saveurs de chocolat et de fruits noirs. Merci à kbudd19 pour cette rareté.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 Tap at cbc14. Pours black. Great dealing. Mokka brown head. Aroma is fresh, grass and sweet malts. Cocoa. High carbonation. Taste is malty, sweet and roast. Some freshness from the chili. Dark bitter dry chocolate. Finish is sticky in mouth and lasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (4610) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
tap as "dog b"@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty, chocolate, caramel, prominent vanilla and pepper hotness. Not bad but abit to hot forward on the palate for me.

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