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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (5190) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAR 2, 2013
0.33 l bottle. Pitch black with a thick brown head. Coffee, liqurice, vanilla, roasted aroma. Much the same taste with earthy tones. Warm mouthfeel, full body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3480) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a superb, sinisterly dark tan head on top which slowly reduces. Nose is sweet spice galore. Chunky vanilla with heavy chilli and earthy cocoa powder. Smells almost bitter sweet with a spike of pepper. Taste is big on dark, bitter chocolate and earthy espresso notes. Spice very prevalent up front. The added vanilla almost gives it a white chocolate tone throughout. Helps balance out the spice and heavy bitterness with sweetness. Very creamy mouthfeel and a strong bitter finish with a fair bit of heat. Whether the heat is from the alcohol or chilli I’m not sure. Cool and crazy stuff. Digging it

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fspirit (54) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2013
Oh my! This is a true masterpiece! This beer got so much of everything I love with an imperial stout. And it got chili also, chili that blends perfectly with the strong rich coffee and dark chocolate. I was not expecting much, it honestly smells like weaker porter, and has a little cute brown head. It’s difficult to describe all the qualites of this beer, because it will sound much like the normal coffee imperial stout you find everywhere. Think of a good imperial stout where everything is just 20% better and a mild chili burn. What a suprise! You got yo try this beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gurthnar (4077) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2013
Bottle shared by Karol, many thanks! Tasted along with AB:12 and I must say, this beer delivered a blast and won clearly. Aroma smoke, chocolate, very rich, coffee. Light fruity. Colour pitch black with dark brown head. Taste incredibly strong and rich, fresh roasted coffee. Light smoky, very light spicy/chilli. Real pleasure to drink. Finish is spicy, coffee, roasted, light smoked ham. Dry, lightly ashy. Never thought of alcohol with this one. Great beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2541) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Pours jet black with a brown head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet, roast and toast, coffee, hints of chili, just that little nice sting there. Almost heavy bitter finish, some hops. A very nice imperial stout. A thick sticky malty soup with some chili. A wonderful beer; maybe a bit heavy on the alcohol but this is a real treat! More of this please

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (16051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at New Bruces 30th Day. Black beer thin tan head. Huge coffee. Tasty. Huge . Alcohol is a bit raw. Yes love the coffee the burn is too much. Awesome though. Coffee is hella big. Love to have longer with this. Awesome

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kingi (565) - - FEB 2, 2013
chili on the nose and taste. aroma has also chocolate and licorice notes. black beer dark brown head. alcohol is completely hidden on the nose and taste. light sweetness light bitterness in the taste. I have a feeling this is my favourite beer so far and the rating seems to reflect it. body could be a bit fuller.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (6853) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 Bottle, thanks Karol for sharing this. Almost black color with huge light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, alcohol. Taste, roasted malt, mocca, chocolate, vanilla, chilli, booze. Strong alcoholic finish with huge portion of coffee. Very enjoyable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karol (731) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 1, 2013
Absolute great coffee and dark chocolate taste. Too bad this beer has for me a dominate alcohol smell and taste. But no wonder at 15% abv


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