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

bottled
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RATINGS: 237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lada66 (57) - Savonlinna, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
A very good Imperial Stout. Naga Chilli is a nice nuance with coffee and cacao. Maybe vanilla is the key to the taste which is in a good balance.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
botlle, thanks Søren@ Babylovers tasting. pours dark brown/ black, with a creamy brown head. Aroma: loads of dried fruits, heavy malty, light acidic, dusty, sweet liquorice, matros hatte, vanilla, dark berries, earthy, light cardboard box, some slight vegatal fruity notes. Taste follws the nose, mouth feel is very rich and creamy with hits of vanilla, grassy notes, spruce, chocolate, coffee, very small chili kick, roasted bitterness, slight tingly sugar burn

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, light sweet chili fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chili, coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120915]

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle, 10/17/2012. Pours dark, black, with thin dense mocha cream head, leaving light lacing around the glass. Aroma of dark bitter roasted malts, coffee grounds, cacao nut blending with chili spiciness, light vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate liqueur, chili heat and coffee, nutty bitterness. Thick palate , ABV well hidden. Excellent and very well done, but not quite up to the standard of AB04 IMO.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jaghana (3808) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle 33cl from Fonefan thanks very much ! A dark beer with a medium brown creamy head. Nose is on dark malt and ashes, aroma is intense on caramel, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, licorice and spices, quite peppery, light chili notes which is more present on aftertaste. Very creamy body, very drinkable for this level of alcohol, excellent !

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Very dark brown, milk chocolate head. Cocoa aroma, quite dry. Some tar and treacle. Complex flavour, intense liquorice, mint, burned sugar, raw whisky, fire. The chili is more there underlining the rest than making a visible presence. Just the nightcap when there is fresh snow on the mountaintops and the night is raw and foggy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (7385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, chili and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate and licorice finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (2236) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle. Opaque black liquid with small to medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, deep chilli, chocolate, grain, biscuit and some vanilla. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter with notes of deep chilli, coffee and chocolate. Full bodied with light to medium carbonation. Really nice, almost as good as Abstrakt 04.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (981) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 28/9/2012 (bottle marked 037, 01-04-12). Pours close to black with a tiny head which disappears almost immediately. The aroma is oaky, with dark fruit (prunes, raisins), caramel, toffee, chocolate and alcohol all present. Flavour wise, it begins with masses of coffee, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and raisins. This is followed by some vanilla, licorice, soy sauce and masses of roasted malt, with some burnt and salty notes. The great dollops of sweetness up front are subdued by a big bitterness at the back, with both the chlli and the alcohol evident in the finish. The texture is thick and the carbonation a touch higher than average for an imperial. This is a huge, complex, insane beer, which will probably prove to be a bit much for the average punter, but let’s face it, 15.1% beers are not made for the average punter. A very impressive brew made for those who like beers which really push the envelope.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjoxen (167) - SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2012
Pours black with brown head. Aroma och dark chocolate, alcohol and roasted malt. Taste with lots och dark chocolate, some coffee, roasted malt. Oily. Leaves a hot feeling on your tongue for a long time. Well worth the money!


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