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

bottled
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RATINGS: 204   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9651) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. Pitch black colorued. Dense brown head. Aroma of roast, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, vague smoke. flavour of roast, alcohol, chocolate, cocoa, roast, vanilla, medium to full bodied. Ends on a heavy alcohol note with loads of vanilla and cocoa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aorma has notes of alcohol and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, soy, and alchol. The finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours an opaque pitch black with a light brown head. Sweet vanilla and coffee aroma atop quite some heavy roast malts. Rich, thick and syrupy body. Heavy roast, heavy coffee and sweet vanilla. Warming alcohol finish. 200812

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black. Coffee and herbal. Smooth fruity, dark roasted malty. Dense, bitter and herbal. Dense malty and coffee herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head. Chili, chocolate and pepper notes in aroma. Dark chocolate, cacao powder and chili notes in taste. Quite balanced. Maybe slightly too alcoholic. Smooth.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
_angst_ (2371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours oily pitch black with a small dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet with heavily roasted malts, dark roast coffee, green chili, alcohol, bitter chocolate, smoked chili, wood, cinnamon and hints of peat, asphalt and liquorice. Taste is sweet, bitter and very salty with bitter chocolate, very salty soy sauce, ammonium chloride, smoked chili, dark roast coffee, green chili, alcohol and pumpernickel. Mouthfeel is intense, sticky sweet, tiny astringent and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and salty with smoked chili, heavily roasted malts, dark roast coffee, green chili, wood, alcohol and soy sauce. Salty and frankly quite awful.

1.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Marsiblursi (2983) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
(Bottle) Pours black with a small dark brown head. The aroma holds aromatic coffee, tart/sour roast, chilly, vanilla, liquorice, earthy hops, tobacco and warming alcohol. The flavour is heavily sweet, near heavily bitter, medium salty and light to medium acidic with notes of soy, sucralose, burned roast, inky hops and boatloads of alcohol. The mouthfeel is numbing and sticky with light carbonation. Lingering finish. Medium to full bodied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (9492) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle at Mumsig Miniprovning, Göteborg. Pitch black beer, no head. Vinous aroma, tar, dark chocolate, chilli, coffee, cocoa, figs and plums, vanilla, milk chocolate, licorice. Tar and chocolate flavor, alcohol, chilli, roasted, astringent, spicy, vanilla notes, licorice. Figs and plums, a bit too much alcohol and chilli.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (3898) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle @ MMP. Pours pitch black with a small tanned head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet roasted malty earthy chili coffee. Flavor similar to aroma, very nice chili touch not taking over. Finishes hot acidy roasted and a bit sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (1979) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of chili and black pepper. Taste of chcolate, chili and liqoure. Rather smooth and warming, drikable for a high abv chili brew.


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