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


on tap

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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to Paul for sharing this beast! Pitch black with a thin tan head. Nose carries dark roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, peppery tones. Taste comprises dark chocolate, roast malts, pepper, booze, cocoa dusting, mineral tones, sugars. Full bodied, minimal carbonation, dry in the finish with a little sweetness. Excellent stuff! Eminently drinkable for such a high ABV Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nihtila (2086) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Bottle 13.12.2014 as Dog A. Very intense aroma with coffee, dark chocolate and gentle burn of chili. Taste is strong, has burnt of chili and taste of paprika but its subtle, mostly intense roasted malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Simply top class stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with peppery, marzipan alcohol and dark winter fruit. Brandy infused christmas pudding with soy sauce and raisins. Hints of smoked meat. Flavours are sweet raisins and blackberries with bittersweet coffee and dark chocolate. Very peppery, warming alcohol with hot spiciness. Underlying dark toffee with whisky barrel. Plenty of umami. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (9998) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at the Brewdog AGM. It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, chilli pepper, caramel ,toffee, powdered cocoa, vanilla, smoke and earth. The taste is chilli (but not overdone), rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toasted coconut, salted liquorice, vanilla, alcohol warmth, caramel, toffee and spice, with a sweet finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and a luxurious, slightly oily mouth-feel. Surprisingly smooth and very well balanced. There is definitely more chilli in this than AB:04, but they have managed to balance it out. A great beer. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (7804) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at home, as Dog A. Pours black, sweet roast chocolatey flavour, nice chili burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Re-rate Dog C from AGM 2014. Jet black, thin tan head, better carbonated than B for sure. Chilli heat builds nicely but doesn’t overpower this time, lots of dark chocolate notes too. Nice. Bottle of Dog B from Brewdog AGM 2013, shared at home. Pours jet black, but flat. No head. Fresh chilli peppers on the nose, liquorice, stone fruit. Taste of burnt sugar sweetness, then chilli burn. This just isn’t doing it for me, which is disappointing as I remember Dog A from the 2012 AGM being amazing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (997) - CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours solid black with minimal head and no lacing. (4/5) Nose is strong roasty malt, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, boozy dark fruit, liquorice. (9/10) Taste is strong sweet, strong bitter. (9/10) Full and slightly oily body, zero carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (5/5) Well, damn, ain’t that some shit. “Dog A,” huh? Well, y’know what they say about being on a sled team - if you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes. And this is the lead dog. A massive, beastly, sweet and bitter lead dog. Flat as a board and hot as hell. Nowhere near worth the price tag, y’understand, but still some serious shit. (18/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackafholmes (817) - - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is strong with alcohol and chocolate and bourbon whiskey and liquorice. Taste is strong and bold, syrupy sweetness and tart tangy bitter alcohol. Thick and oily with carbonation that combines with the abv to leave your tongue humming. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (3898) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
0,33 flaske delt med Børge på Kafe Spesial (Bergen): kveldens siste, og hvilken fulltreffer! Viskøs svart fluidum som danner et tett beige skum i glassene. En intens og vidunderlig mørkmaltet aroma av vanilje, lakris, sjøbris, tang, kakao, ristet rugbrød og mye mer. Smaken har i tillegg et hot streif av chili og bittersjokolade som gjør at dette bare varmer uten å bli klissete. Nirvana før vi beveger oss i retning av bussen.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (159) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a absolute pitch black colour, small fast diminishing dark tan head. Aroma is very very intense: strong notes of dark fruit at the start, followed by vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate and licorice; additional slightly "winy" notes, plus some wood and alcohol, especially as it warms up; awesome aroma. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. If Tokyo is the sweet one, this one is the fruity one.

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