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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShelbyGrey (170) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JAN 9, 2013
En botella, cortesia de derbidagge, oscura como la noche,densa, espuma fina beish. Aromas dulces, torrefactos, cacao, caffe,vainilla y chocolate. Sabor contundente y amable para su alta graduación. Una delicia!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle thank you and shared with Colin! Pitch black, small tan head . Boozy, toasty aroma. Taste very good - booze, roast, pepper, port like, ashy - lots going on! Quite good. Thanks for the treat!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch. It pours a black colour with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of chili peppers. It burns.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ACD (568) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 31, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours jet black with chocolate brown bubbly head and light lacing. Aroma is harsh chilli, very dark chocolate, some medium-roast coffee, deep roasted malt, touch of booze. Taste starts with decadent dark chocolate gateau then moves to bitter coffee, light liquorice, some dark fruit, quite a bit of chilli heat, and plenty of roasted notes. Hop bite at the end with plenty of residual chilli heat. Mouthfeel is full. Booze warmth as it goes down. So much going on here, a bit rough for my liking - cant decide if I’m a fan of that chilli hit or not - pretty interesting and very decadent nonetheless.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jimmythespoon (438) - CYPRUS - DEC 29, 2012
Pours dark black. Aromas full of vanilla and chocolate. Very malty, almost a little bit sweet. Can definitely taste the alcohol on this one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman (704) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 28, 2012
Shared with yiannos below. Super dark but not so thick. Very malty and sweet on alcohol. Roasted,chocolate,coffee... Very nice beer...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yiannnos (677) - , CYPRUS - DEC 28, 2012
Black colour. Aroma of roasted chocolate. Taste is a bit sweet, chocolate and black pepper.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7420) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to David and Jenna! (Not on ratebeer). Sampled with friends on December 27, 2012
Black color, dark brown head. Vinous, sweet, blueberry, some sweet cherries, fruity scent, also alcohol. Chocolate, bitter, alcohol, vinous, grainy, fudge, raosted taste. Very smooth and lean mouthfeel. Dry, grainy, cocoa aftertaste. High dry bitterness, though well balanced with a raisinous sweetness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (1062) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2012
Smells great and not so great, the taste is good, but a little taste of pine needles. The aftertaste is left for a while. Merry Christmas to you all!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (18946) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, small head. Aroma of prunes and licorice. Sweet and sugary with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Tar and raisins, some vanilla. Growing bitterness in a warming, mildly peppery finish. Potent, yet mellow.


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