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


on tap

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RATINGS: 342   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (5399) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Bergen Storsenter, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a small beige head. Aroma is ashes, tar, alcohol, licorice, hints of espresso and leather. Taste is alcohol up front, along with tar, licorice, coffee, leather, dark berries, cocoa, hints of ashes and syrup. Slight chili burn in the aftertaste, but not really that assertive. Medium body and carbonation; strange enough for such a big beer which I would expect to be fuller. The flavors seem off-balance and not very well integrated - perhaps this will change with storage. OK, but AB:04 was far better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2014 330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma of chili and roasted malt, taste of chocolate, roasted malt and loads of chili. Also some chili heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rune (11047) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 330ml bottle in a box, expensive anniversary ale bought at Vinmonopolet City Nord, Bodø. Oily pour revealing a brownish layer covering a coal black body. Dotted spots at the glass. Lovely aroma of cocoa, dark spices and roasted, semi-sweet malts. Fine blended taste of vanilla sweetness and cocoa offset by spices and roasted malts towards a lingering ending. Warming alcohol. A very nice one, worth the price (at my sister’s house in Bodø, 27.04.2013).
Draught, as BrewDog Dog B, 15 % abv, third-pint measure at BrewDog Leeds. Patchy, fawn-coloured surface. Jet black body. Leather, dark malts and integrated vapour of alcohol. Delicious and comprehensive flavour profile of chocolate and coffee grounds that opens up to an amazing aftertaste of strong pepper and dark bitter fruits lingering down the throat. Full bodied. Enjoying sipper indeed (30.06.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbeast88 (41) - NORWAY - APR 28, 2013
Appearance: Dark black with beige head Aroma: Coffee,chocolate,licorice and some hint of vanilla taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour Palate:full body, thick feel, lively, bitter, Overall: one of the best imperial stouts around in my opinion

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1895) - Athens, GREECE - APR 11, 2013
Bottle. Color dark brown with small brown head. Aroma malt, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, alcohol. Taste sweet, malt, alcohol, coffee, vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2327) - Røros, NORWAY - APR 10, 2013
Black with a brown head - malt and a wineus aroma with some licorice notes as well - Roasted malt flavour with some licorice and coffee with some alcohol heat in the back - lingering malt and some licorice in the finish - this was good and interesting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juanenka (258) - valladolid, SPAIN - APR 7, 2013
Botella. Presencia limpia negra opaca con carbónico medio y corona marrón poco persistente aunque duradera. Aroma a roasted malts, cacao y licor. En boca equilibrio maltas- alcohol- chocolate, con licor café que lo inunda todo, complejidad final amargor y picante. Muy buena

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sixtyneedles (28) - Athens, GREECE - APR 3, 2013
Pitch black pour with a small and fading dark brown head ,Heavy coffee vanilla and liqueur in the aroma more of that taste wise supplemented by some spiciness and soy sauce/liquorice flavor and an after taste that lasts for eons, Body is full oily and sticky texture carbonation is almost flat a great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7636) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
Thx! for sharing Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle in a “fancy” cardboard box. Batch 97. Bottle on 01/04/2012 – making this exactly one year old when consumed. Black with only a few mocha bubbles for a head. Smell is roasted coffee drenched in licorice with age already taking its toll, light booze, spices, molasses, roasted malts,… Taste is chili still there, agreeable burn upfront, burned coffee and malts, alcohol coming through, pure coffee and chocolate, licorice, molasses,… chili heat and alcohol warming. Age is taking some toll. Near flat – agreeable but not really worth some of the praise this gets or the price tag although the latter is no longer a surprise with Brewdog and a prerequisite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5962) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
Got trough a trade with clubgonzo , thnx dude ! Pours very dark brown ( towards black) clear , with a brown foam Smell is oaty Perfect carbo . Oaty taste , with a chocolate aftertaste . Very nice , but nowhere near what it should be for the price it goes

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