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

bottled
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RATINGS: 229   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


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is dusty cardboard, roast, chili, liquorice. Flavour has some chili, roast, liquorice, molasses and more. Okay.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5620) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, dried fruit, licorice, vanilla, chili and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rodenbach99 (3063) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(Batch 092. Embouteillée le 01-04-12) Merci Patrick. Un liquide presque noire, un rond de mousse beige. Une nez de chocolat légèrement épicé. Une bouche piquante marquée par la poudre de chili. Une belle texture. Une finale agréable sans plus avec du piquant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
(Batch 092. Embouteillée le 01-04-12) Une longue robe noire et une petite coiffe brune qui se transforme trop rapidement en anneau. D’intenses notes de chili, de la vanille et des malts noirs un peu timides façonnent les parfums de ce nez particulièrement intéressant. Au goût, des papilles obnubilées par les épices et mais heureusement arrondies par du chocolat noir et de la bonne vanille. L’alcool se porte bien mais souligne chaque soubresaut provoqué par le chili. En bouche, le liquide est bien dense. La texture est sirupeuse et légèrement collante. On oublie presque les bulles. En arrière-goût, un chili timide qui laisse toute la place à des saveurs de chocolat et de fruits noirs. Merci à kbudd19 pour cette rareté.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Howlader (678) - - MAY 28, 2014
12 ounce bottle split with a friend, served in a New Belgium. Very good stout, lots going on.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukasmh (48) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2014
Tap at cbc14. Pours black. Great dealing. Mokka brown head. Aroma is fresh, grass and sweet malts. Cocoa. High carbonation. Taste is malty, sweet and roast. Some freshness from the chili. Dark bitter dry chocolate. Finish is sticky in mouth and lasting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (1667) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2014
tap as "dog b"@Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 - black pour with beige head. Roasted malty, chocolate, caramel, prominent vanilla and pepper hotness. Not bad but abit to hot forward on the palate for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle frae Brew Dog on-line. Deep dark brown pour. Choc, chilli, vanilla, roast and booze in the snout. Complex, sweetish taste with notes of dark fruits, spice, choc, coffee and malts. Wonderfully warming like a snug alcoholic blanket. Ballsy and bloody tasty to boot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (955) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2014
At CBC. Black colour with brown head. Chocolate, roasted aroma. Roasted, coffee, dark chocolate, chili taste, slightly spicy. Medium to full body.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StoutHead (604) - DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014 (as ’Dog B’). Pours black with a small beige head. The aroma is mostly of coffee, cocoa and chocolate. The taste is of coffee, hard roasted malt, chili, chocolate with hints of vanilla and pepper. Slightly bitter aftertaste with lots of chili. Full body with medium carbonation. Feels balanced even if there IS quite a lot of chili in it. Alcohol well hidden.


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