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

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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2149) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle brought by Liam to Sammy tasting. Black with a brown head. Chilli, chocolate, roasted malt, whisky, vanilla, moderate carbonation and body, dry, sweet, hot, decent for a chilli beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheCametron (1901) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours darkest Brown with a tan head. Big aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. It’s a thick and incredibly full bodied imperial. The chilli comes through on the finish. Warms the neck. It’s really delicious. Brewdog made quite a song and dance about how unique and ’one-off’ the AB range is. It’s how they justified the massive price. AB:04 was their highest rated beer ever so they just brewed it again and changed the name. It’s like a fairytale.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Skansen (16) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Mørk svart uten skum. Aroma av chilli, sjokolade og kaffe. Smaker av masse chilli, mørk sjokolade og svart kaffe. En av mine favoritter

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RihardsF (84) - LATVIA - JAN 21, 2014
Actually Dog B! From the bottle @ Ligo Ziema beer fest in Latvia Riga. Intense aroma of malts with balsam and dried fruits. Intense flight between roasted malts, alcohol and hops. Nice balsam that can be drunk like cognac.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
angelkostvo (720) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 15, 2014
Black colour, no head. Aroma of coffee, chilli, dark chocolate. Taste is medium bitter, a bit sweet. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nilsas (1807) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
Som Dog B på Melkebaren. God duft av kaffe, tjære og vanilje. Dyp sort farge. Lite brunt skum. God smak av vanilje, kakao og en litt skarp ettersmak. Lite snev av alkohol i smaken.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jinroh (493) - ESTONIA - JAN 14, 2014
330 ml bottle from Shinanoya @ Shibuya. Pours almost pich black, high viscosity. Feels as if I am pouring some old motor oil into my glass. Head is minimal, some brown lacing. Aroma is mindblowing. It is thick, full of deeply roasted malts, cocoa, coffee, chillies, dark fruits, coffee, brown cane sugar, maple syrup - and did I mention coffee? I can cut this aroma with a knife. Taste does not let me down. It has full roast, sweet dark fruits, dark dark chocolate, coffee - and well balanced with chillies that blend well in the mix and you understand that there was something spicy going on only when the aftertaste comes. Aftertaste is long and aggressive on your palate. Massive beer, have a glass of water nearby when you are drinking it! It’s not a big bottle but it is better to share it with friends - or sip it yourself all through the evening.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wihlan (342) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2014
Underbar Stout. Maltig doft och smak. Man kan förnimma choklad och kaffe. Komplex kropp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zenkis (614) - 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 (637) - 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.


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