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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


4.9
   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 (920) - 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 (6719) - 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 (2168) - 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 (319) - - 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 (458) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (6120) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
sweet light toasted burnt aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, alcoholic finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenH (1053) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
brown, black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8410) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
Dark coloured, almost black. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, faint vanilla, coffee, bitter, dark sugars. Heavy sweet flavor, dark caramel, moderate bitter, light/dark coffee.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2014) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of roastwd malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, dried fruits and vanilla. In taste sweet, syrupy, dull bodied, oily. Smooth and silky on the palate with solid bitterness and warming from alcohol in the finish. I do not detect chilli in beer. Great beer.


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