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


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
De loin la meilleure stout de brewdog à ce jour, les notes de chocolat noir sont tellement profondes qu’elles accompagnent presque de façon hypocrite le tranchant du chili. Vanille, cuir, tabac, noisettes et anis habitent aussi le liquide. Le corps est soyeux et riche mais jamais lourd. Superbe, j’aurais aimé une 2e bouteille.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
Pours totally black with a black head. Aroma is malty, vanilla, chocolate, roasted with some chilli and coffee. Taste is moderate sweet leading to a dry finish. I haven’t always been impressed with Brewdog’s stuff but this is awesome!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (5416) - 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 (5527) - 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 (11120) - 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 (1907) - 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 (2395) - 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!

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