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

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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beholder (58) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Appearance: pitch black, dense, with a solid dark brown head. OK lacing. Aroma: very intense, coming straight from the bottle and fills the room. Alcohol strikes first, then comes the roastiness and hints of dark chocolate and cocoa with some coffee in the background. Canít smell the chili. Taste: again, first comes the alcohol, however that shouldnít bother you at all, because it combines well with everything that comes in second, everything being quite intense roastiness, dark chocolate and coffee. So pretty much it tastes as it smells, but itís soooo good. No chilli again, however Iím a big chilihead so maybe itís just too weak for me, even though they used Naga Jolokia, a chili that for a long time was considered the hottest one on Earth. Bitterness is quite high, coming more from the alcohol than from hops, but itís still very nice. Mouthfeel: very soft carbonation, almost flat. Full bodied. Overall: very good Imperial Stout. Didnít try the new, Dog B version, but this one is really good. Beer was bottled on 01.04.2012 so I have no idea if it was supposed to be more hoppy or what, itís been almost 2 years after all. Still, Iím glad Iíve tried this one and Iím looking forward to Dog B. Enjoyed from a teku glass.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2014
12 oz bottle from a black mysterious box, thank god there wasnít a snake in there!! .. . black .. mild foam .. . quite mellow for the abv! vanilla, burnt toast, and mild pepper skin that was burnt in venezuela .. . solid finish .. . . i adopt cats because i canít have any of my own.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at T&Mís. THX. Pours an opaque black with a small off-white head. Sweet with aromas of roasted malts. Light aromas of chilli. Hints if caramel and honey. Full bodied with a creamy mouth feel. Soft carbonation. Sweet vanilla finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13294) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at home - shared with Sune & Mette. Lots of coffee, light herbal chili, fruity, burned malts, sweetness, light vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate, not really spicy hot. OK. Light watery notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2014 Odense catch-up from the cellar. Black with a tiny tan head. Aroma of malt, green peppers, ink and licorice. Flavour hopelessly dominated by pepper, with coffee and licorice and a spicy hot finish

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (4032) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
Flaske 0,33l. Gave fra Rune. Drukket i Skibotn 26 Des 13. Kullsort. Lavt mokkafarget skum som raskt blir helt borte. God aroma av karamell og mÝrke frukter. Myk munnfÝlelse. Oljeaktig konsistens og voldsom fylde. Innholdsrik smak. Sherrypreg men mye annet. Lakris. TÝrket frukt. Sjokolade. Kaffe. Alkoholen merkes kun gjennom fylden. KI=4

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (231) - NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Wow, for en Ýl Brew Dog B, MÝrk og fin, MÝre brunt skumm som varer. Lukter fantastisk av Sjokolade, chilli, malt, Smak av malt , sjokolade, karamell. Spennende ettersmak som bare henger igjen.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aries (14) - Verona, ITALY - FEB 13, 2014
Great beer, too bad that you can not give the vote to Bredwog B since the latter is slightly different and better than A.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Rating #962 - February 9, 2014 - Opened this for #beerguychrisgeekbeer #week6 and for the return of @AMCís The Walking Dead. $23.10 CAD for a 330ml bottle from Sherbrooke. Aroma is alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted java grinds. Palate is a sweet spicy mix of chocolatey chili vanilla goodness with an out of this world balance of sweet, booze, and bitter. The highest of praise, and my first 5.0 of 2014. #5whore

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (1966) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle brought by Liam to Sammy tasting. Black with a brown head. Chilli, chocolate, roasted malt, whisky, vanilla, moderate carbonation and body, dry, sweet, hot, decent for a chilli beer.


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