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

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   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
danlo (2552) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
330ml bottle. Dog A. Batch 097 Bottled 01-04-12. 100th Brewdog rating. Pours black with a thin brown foam head. Nose of roast malt, molasses, dark chocolate, raisins, vanilla, leather, nutty. Taste is roasted, malty, toffee, brown sugar, sweet, chocolate, coffee, earthy, warm spicy with some boozy grassy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, warming roast bitter finish. Complex, boozy, nicely sippable.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dogbomb (1152) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
Bottle - Dog B. Batch 142. Bottled on 17-06-2013. Pours dark black with hardly any head. Nose is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla cream. A trouch of licorice and chili almost comes through. Taste is warm - there’s chili straight away, very little fizz, but theres a few bubbles carrying it across the tongue, with chocolate, a touch of licorice, whisky tastes. I can pull vanilla, raisins and banana out of it. There’s a little chili burn, a little alcohol burn, but it’s drinkable. Sippable actually. Some brewer has been proud to make this one. Now theres some coffee, it’s like drinking a rich irish coffee. Warm. Inviting. So embracing.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (271) - - DEC 23, 2015
Black with small brown head, good lacing. Aroma is coffee, strong vanilla, alcohol, sweat. Heavy sweet, heavy bitter, long aftertaste with beautiful chili bite. Full body, syrupy texture almost flat carbonation. Massive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (4140) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle at tasting. Aroma of roast, vanilla, chocolate, malt and booze. Taste of soft chili, roasted malt, cacao, coffee, mild booze and thick chocolate. Very drinkable for the abv. Typical Brewdog heavy.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AtronSeige (1263) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Dog C (2016-02-24) Aroma: Medium coffee, dark chocolate. Medium-light alcohol, rose, Fruity, plum, chili, licorice, vanilla, Appearance: Brilliant, black (almost opaque) body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head, low retention. Flavour: Wow! Medium-high tobacco, coffee. Medium dark chocolate, licorice, soy, caramel, vanilla. Fruity, plum. Medium bitterness. Light alcohol, peppery. Light chili. Medium-dry finish with lingering roasty malts, soft alcohol (bourbon) and caramel, vanilla, oak. Mouthfeel: Medium alcohol warmth. Full body, smooth. Medium carbonation. Light chili burn. Overall: A great beer, well balanced, with the special ingredients not overpowering, but just well balanced, enhancing and a new taste or aroma popping out as the beer warms up. Can do with better head retention, but that is nit-picking. 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 20C. Imperial Stout -------& B (2015-11-25) (2.4/5) Aroma: Medium-high rich, dark malt. Licorice, soy sauce, settles down to bread crusts. Light alcohol Appearance: Black body with red hues. Very small head that dissipates quickly. Flavour: Medium-high soy sauce, bitterness. Medium alcohol. Light berries, cardboard. Dry, harsh alcoholic (near nail polish remover), soy sauce finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-high warming, but not harsh. Medium-light carbonation. Medium-high body. Overall: One sided and very alcoholic. Missing the complexity associated with RIS. It feels like the enamel on your teeth is melting off. Possible oxidation. 330 ml bottle, poured. 30A. Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer. 13F. Russian Imperial Stout

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (14115) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
KRS 250415. Black colour with a tan head. Flavour is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt,licorice, sugar, alcohol, cocoa, chili. full body. Powerful and a very nice beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tarmok (1192) - 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 (2883) - 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 (302) - 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 (2318) - 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.


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