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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (4237) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 Anniversary beer, basically their AB04 but with added vanilla and, whatever it is, naga chilli. Yellowish beige head, thin due to the extreme alcohol strength, colour near black, just a bit of chestnut glow under bright light. Very dense, powerful and exciting aroma revealing all kinds of cacao powder, bitter chocolate, black coffee, whisky, cider, cinnamon, pear syrup, peat, tobacco, vanilla, brown sugar and even that chilli. Taste begins assertively with a mouth-filling toasted bitterness, thick oily and powdery mouthfeel weighing heavy on the tongue, profound chocolatey maltiness, lots of spicy tones reminiscent of sweet tobacco, pepper and again that chilli, lots of dark fruits, finishing with a great deal of leafy hop bitterness, very very long, accompanied by an equally long warming alcohol reminiscent of coffee liqueur and cognac. Brewdog has flabbergastered me more than once but this is so far the most impressive thing I ever tasted from them - I would even go as far to say that this is one of the best beers I ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (5822) - GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014 as BrewDog Dog B. Deep black in the glass, small head. Intense malty aroma. Starts heavy malty, intense earthy-oily, some notes of pepper and strong coffee. Warm-malty finish. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (1084) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home as Dog B on 5/8/14. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with a hint of chilli. Some sweetness, warming alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
giorgos_gtc (97) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Bourbon aroma and taste with a bit idea of cola on the taste. Thin foam rich shape. Cool beer for a night dessert. Worth tasting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Damn. Fy rackarns vad god denna vad. Saknar att känna smaken i munnen. Synd att jag inte har någon kvar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9493) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-05. Black body with a nice creamy brown head that fades. 4+ Aroma is moderately roasty, dark chocolate, mild alcohol. Flavour is rich, sweet dark malt core, bitter finish has light roast and warming alcohol, cocoa. Whiskey notes? Alcohol is present on the palate and warming the throat but is surprisingly restrained. Very smooth full bodied palate, soft carbonation is possibly a touch light? On tap as Dog C at BrewDog, Aberdeen

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2725) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, bottled 17.06.13 (as Dog B). Pours black with brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, chili, vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. Flavor is bitter and sweet, roast, coffee, chili, vanilla, dark chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate and coffee bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
espenra (985) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Bottled 2012-04-01. Pitch black colour with a very small light brown head. Aroma is laden with massive notes of coffee but also notes of cocoa and chilli. Overtones of sweet malts and brown sugar. Flavour is as massive as the aroma. Lots and lots of coffee with chilli and liqorice. A very decent amount of alcohol as well. A long lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madirish76 (42) - Whittier, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On tap at glasgow brewdog. Pours a muddy black/brown color. Tan mostly lasting head. As thick as oil in the glass. It has a nose of dark fruits and molasses with a touch of dark chocolate/coffee. Mouthfeel is syrupy and it sticks to your throat going down. Taste is coffee and molases and dark chocolate. No chilli though...All in all I am glad I got it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2561) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Pours a thick black, with a thin tan head. Massive aroma of coal, treacle, booze soaked cherries and slight smoke. Full, syrupy mouth feel. Complex flavours of black cherry, dark fruit, liquorice and roasted malt. Finish is lovely, balanced whisky, dark rum, peat, molasses and dates. Smashing beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Draft at BrewDog Sheperd’s Bush (under the name Dog B). Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma of Xmas pudding, toffee and slight booze. Full syrupy mouth feel. Flavours are incredibly full with molasses, maple, dried fruit and chewy malt. Palate is equally gratifying. Notes of port, slight whiskey, dry grains and fruit cake. Very tasty, but I’m surprised to find that Dog B is the same as Dog A...

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