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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 334   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.02/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (7023) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (5724) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Staffan47 (903) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2014 Kanske det bästa exemplet som finns när det blir lyckat att blanda i chili. Härlig värmande känsla. Överpriser och sista ölen för kvällen. Kanske lite onödigt men med lite hets så var det inget att tveka på längre Dog B på SBWF. (Synonym till dog A? ok, men inte i närheten så bra). Krämig, askfat, korv, sträv. Jobbig. Sträv och jobbig. 3,4p Känns som en given parallellprovning A mot B. -------- Parallell A mot B 140627 hemma hos Johan L. A: Doft av chili dominerar. Ingen aska som så ofta med chilistout. Ingen hetta (?). Bra och balanserad av chilismak och kaffe. Lagom beska. Inte så tung som jag minns den. B: Vanilj, kaffe och bajs i doften. Doften av bajs blir mer tydlig desto mer man tänker på det. Hmm, väldigt stora skillnader mot A. Dog A står som tveklös vinnare.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2013
Black pour with a dirty, muddy head and lace. Roasted malt and chilli aroma. Smooth chocolate , roasted malt flavour. Bitter chocolate with a subtle chilli soy sauce finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (3978) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
15-MAR-2013, bottle @Sonni, @Ulkløbben tasting. Black with low brown head. Roasted aroma with coffee and dusty notes. Taste the same. Chili kicks in late. Very full body and soft carbonation. A mess actually but still better than the San Diego that was tasted side by side.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle courtesy of gethinbeer. Pours as black as motor oil - thick and oily with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has a touch of chili and some intensely tarry aroma as well. The beer has a light peppery aroma and a touch of bitter cocoa as well. Intense and somewhat salty (but not all that salty) with a little bit of molasses as well. Light vanilla and a touch of salt/pepper flavour. Some cooling ethanol in the mouth that lightens up the body a bit. It’s a solid brew - hides the alcohol well, but I’m not sure it’s all that. As it warms - it does bring up a nice light peppery character. Decent brew - but not a transcendent one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_est_deus (1076) - örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2013
Svart-mycket mörk brun öl med litet och riktigt brunt skum som snabbt faller. Doft: Plommon, kakao, kaffe, kola, romerska bågar, skogs jord, rostade toner, en massa fruktiga dofter och "höst". Smak: Kakao, rostade nötter, kaffe likör, rostat bröd, röda äpplen, mineraler, honung, svart te, bränt socker. Alkoholen känns inte i smaken, men attans att en känns på andra sätt...

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. An opaque black beer, with a large, frothy. mostly diminishing, brown head. The aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, coffee, cocoa, molasses), with notes of chili pepper, vanilla, alcohol, plums/dark fruits, licorice and a touch of blueberry/blackberry. The flavors is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Full body, syrupy/thick texture, soft carbonation, very long finish with moderate bitterness, heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately burning. Tasty and with Hunahpu’s reminiscences, but overall less complex, enjoyable, hot and chocolaty of the forementioned beer. Nonetheless, great in many aspects, especialyy in the aroma. Boozy and sugary, but annoyingly so. probable the best Brewdog, so far.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (17469) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle at CBC - Clerkenwell, London during Bruce’s 30th Birthday Party. Many thanks to Paul! Pours thick black with a stiff, brown cream head. Dry, dark malt aroma, some chili peppers poking through, rich cocoa. Medium to big sweet flavor with dark bread, heavy cocoa, some dark fruits, raisins and torched wood. Full bodied with fine, creamy carbonation and a chewy mouthfeel. Hot finish bot not overbearing, with dry and burnt wood, earthy bitterness and dried cherries. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
330ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of thick light brown head that lasts a while and leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is big on dark chocolate and roasted grains with hints of pepper and coffee. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness balanced nicely with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness finishing with a mild peppery burn. Alcohol is hardly even noticeable. A very well done imperial stout that is definitely worth trying.


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