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

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RATINGS: 338   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


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarmok (1068) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 3, 2015
Black liquid with brown head. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate, nuts. Taste of dark chocolate, after taste of coffee, light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Full body, creamy feel, average carb, long coffee finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (2754) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle @ Brewdog Brussels. Dark brown/black. Soft carbonation. Roasty with nose of alcohol and whisky. Rather spicy with notes of vanilla. Boozy and alcoholic. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beergaard (276) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2015
Finally a Brewdog beer that actually really hits the nail. Sweet and cakey notes with undertones of roastiness and pleasant alcohol. Some sweet dark fruit as well. aromawise it is not overwhelming - a bit boozy - still pretty nice though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2075) - PORTUGAL - OCT 6, 2015
33cl bottle. Deep dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Dark chocolate, coffee, roasted, leather, molasses, vanilla and chilli in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full oily body. Taste is bitter but almost sweet with dark chocolate upfront but with some liqueur notes in the long finish. Overall, a very good beer.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
stoutjunkie (89) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Batch 142. bottled on: 17/06/13. Pours thick black, very minimal head that disappears quickly. Sweet rich dark chocolate and coffee aroma, not getting the chilli and vanilla as much as i’d thought. Chilli may accompany the alcohol burn a little. Nice and thick syrupy Imp. stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrabren (706) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2015
Dog B batch. Bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb, thanks Vi?nja666! Pitch black, almost no head. Nose aroma: leather, vanilla, red peppers, spicy, roasty, coffee. Begins with a overwhelming coffee, alcohol bite, vanilla, dry fruits. Sweet and dry. Very complex and full body. Spices and alcohol in the finish. Very complex.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6380) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2015
330 ml bottle in cardboard box, as BrewDog Dog A, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 15.1%. Pitch black colour, low brown head. Intense aroma of vanilla, molasses, oak, fusel alcohols, coffee, liquorice and chili. Moderate carbonation. Intense roasty flavour, quite sweet, loads of coffee, vanilla, liquorice and molasses. A nice warming throatfeel from the chili. Not easy drinking, but fairly impressive.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 30, 2015
Dark brown colour, minimal beige head; aroma of coffee, vanilla notes, herbal liqueur and and spicy alcohol; taste of coffee, syrupy notes, herbal liqueur and spicy alcohol again

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bubeer (285) - - AUG 28, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Black with red edges. Minimal brown head. Nose: cacao, coffee, malt, chilli spread (all nicelly mixed with a very good not excessivelly excentric outcome). Well balanced bitter sweet. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (379) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
100ml sample at Hanshin Dept Store. L: jet black, no head, like syrup. A few tiny bubbles. S: Rich roasted chocolate malt. So much dark chocolate. T: boozy, like bourbon, but with dense malt and chocolate. More bitter than sweetness. F: slight carbonation, coats the throat and lips, full-bodied. O: decent sipper, I like my stouts a bit lighter and more complex. The supposed chili didn’t really come through like how it works in Prairie Bomb.


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