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


on tap

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2337) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (898) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2013
From backlog. Pitch black with a thick brown head. Coffee, liqurice, vanilla, roasted aroma. Much the same taste with earthy tones. Warm mouthfeel, full body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Melnis (213) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2013
Rating dog B. Dark as hell. Sweet, even can smell alcohol. Chocolate+chilly. Like a balsam. Sooooo goooooood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
c0fein (232) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2013
2 x 330ml Dog B bottles @ Maunula beer tasting 091113. Ordered from BrewDog. Thanks Mikko and alkoholocaust! Rated as Dog B. Strong sharp smell. Black colour with small head. Warm, amazing taste and palate. Alcohol is there but only in the good way..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11250) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph. Pours clear dark black with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has lots of coffee, vinious, roasted, blackberry. Low carbonation, fine dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, light chili, coffee, softly vinious, hazelnuts. Very elegant, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2144) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2013
Labelled as Dog B. Blackbody, no head. Aroma has paprika sinne alcohol and slick roasted malt with Some cooked veggies. Chili flavour is nicely present, but beer itself is lost somewhere. I always thought that you add chillies to add flavour not to hide them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6332) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2013 Re-rate 12/13: Bottle sample at a tasting at Vova’s place. Thanks Vova. This time as Dog A. Black with a bit of brown foam. Powerful roasty aroma of coffee beans, cocoa and chilli. Roasty bittersweet flavor with cocoa, dark chocolate, vanilla notes and a coffee-ish burnt finish with a light chilli hint. Full-bodied. Alcohol is pretty well-hidden for 15.1%. Great. 8/4/8/4/16=4

[10/1/13] Draught at Brewdog Camden in London. As Dog B. Pitch black with a bit of brown foam. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, some alcohol, vanilla, some dark fruits notes, licorice notes and some vegetal chili touches. Roasty and alcoholic flavor with coffee, dark chocolate, some vanilla and a somewhat hot chilly finish. Full-bodied. A bit too alcoholic and hot for me, but still very good. 8/4/7/4/14=3.7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abemorsten (2900) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Rated as Dog B. Sample from bottle at the Cask Norway stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Black body with a ruby mahogany colored edge and a partial light brown rim. Roasted notes, vanilla, oaky sweet liquorice on the nose. Ashy coffee, sweet flavors and light notes of green apples. Full bodied and smooth beer with a light and pleasant chili warmth in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1344) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma and flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, chilli, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate – with a bitter and slightly chilli-esque finish. ABV is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Dog A: Tons of bitter, dry coffee. Some smoke and roasted, almost burned characters. Nothing more really. A good beer, but I had my hopes higher. Still nice, but a bit one-dimensional. 8, 5, 7, 4, 15 Dog B: Roasted coffee, but still sweeter and more complex than Dog A in my opinion. The spicey chili is clearer in this one I think. This is better than Dog A. 8, 5, 8, 4, 16.

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