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

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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jyrsa (132) - - JAN 28, 2015
Pitch black with a small light brown head. Chili, vanilla, licorice and burnt malt. Mouth feel is burned and has yhe chili and licorice. A long and smooth after taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (4124) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2015 Brewdog Dog B (thanks Mario!). Poured a murky brown body. Heavy malt aroma, vague, solid raisins, sweet.... Taste... Dry raisins, just a touch hot from, presumably the pepeers... dry, vaguely bitter. Not great. Definitely not great. 6/3/6/4/14

Brewdog Dog C. Fuck... I would not have went for it if I knew they were all aliases. But still... Raisins, malt, bubblegum, fresh.... Heavy malty aroma, raisins, earthy, jammy. roasty. Just a touch too warm, slightly too aggressive alcohol and maybe earthiness. Better than B. 8/3/7/3/14

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (554) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 17, 2015
330ml bottle, bottled 17-06-2013. Pitch black appearance with a touch of amber. Small tan head that quickly becomes a ring. Aroma of booze, vanilla, chocolate and liquorice. Dark fruit esters, coffee as well. Taste is rich, chocolate (but not too bitter chocolate), more booze, and a very pleasant chili catch. Finish is warming. Carbonation level and the chili balance is perfect, the booze is a bit too strong. Still an excellent brew. Decanted this becomes more balanced, the alcohol becomes less irritating.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Turboninja (148) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2015
330 ml bottle as Dog C. Medium aroma with chili, dark fruits and some coffee notes. Black reddish color with minimal white head. In the taste the components of chili somewhat dampens other flavors like licorice, salty licorice and dark fruits. Some chocolate and a hint of vanilla. Balanced with wide/medium taste spectrum. Medium/long aftertaste with chili flavors and licorice. Full/medium body with average/soft carbonation. Overall a high-quality Imperial Stout with chili stealing the show.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
330ml Dog C bottled 20/06/14 from Camperdown cellars Sinfully black stuff, head is the colour of cola. Staunch aroma, smells dark! Coffee & chocolate liqueur, christmas pudding, treacle, dried & dark fruits. Carbonation is low, thick, luscious, almost liqueur like texture, with comparable booziness. Body is sweet with plenty of treacle, strong brewed coffee, glace fruits, dark chocolate. Lots of booze, big bitterness, still finishes somewhat sweet. Very serious stuff, probably a bit too boozy.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (577) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Dog B bottle,at cellar temp. Loads of liquorice on a aroma and flavour, the chilli hints seem to have disappeared.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1134) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a medium sized deep brown head that becomes a thin ring over time and displays really good legs. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, chili spice, licorice, sweet caramel, and light coffee notes. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, roasted malts, chili spice(or maybe that’s how I’m perceiving the alcohol otherwise the alcohol is not present which is impressive for being over 15 abv), licorice, sweet caramel and light dark fruity esters.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inesfilipa (25) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma: coffee, dried fruits, chocolate, chili. Dark color. Thin head. Medium body. Medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
BrewDog B bottle. Jet black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is full of dark chocolate. Huge mouth. Taste is full of dark chocolate and a little roasted barley. Hints of chili peppers. A little vanilla and lots of booze. Very complex. No lace. As this warms up, the coffee really rears its head, and it is good. The chili pepper leaves a slight burn on your lips.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Pitch black beer with not much head to speak of. Aroma has cocoa, chili, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very sweet. There is syrup, caramel malts, chocolate, milk coffee / vanilla and ending with a chili burn. Of course the body is really bold and full, carbonation is at minimum. Really sweet high abv stout.


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