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

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (876) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2014
0,33L bottle, bottled 17.06.13 (as Dog B). Pours black with brown head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is intense roast, chili, vanilla, coffee, and alcohol. Flavor is bitter and sweet, roast, coffee, chili, vanilla, dark chocolate. Finish is dark chocolate and coffee bitter with some alcohol. Overall: great brew.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
espenra (880) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Bottled 2012-04-01. Pitch black colour with a very small light brown head. Aroma is laden with massive notes of coffee but also notes of cocoa and chilli. Overtones of sweet malts and brown sugar. Flavour is as massive as the aroma. Lots and lots of coffee with chilli and liqorice. A very decent amount of alcohol as well. A long lingering aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Madirish76 (40) - Whittier, California, USA - JUL 10, 2014
On tap at glasgow brewdog. Pours a muddy black/brown color. Tan mostly lasting head. As thick as oil in the glass. It has a nose of dark fruits and molasses with a touch of dark chocolate/coffee. Mouthfeel is syrupy and it sticks to your throat going down. Taste is coffee and molases and dark chocolate. No chilli though...All in all I am glad I got it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2035) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Pours a thick black, with a thin tan head. Massive aroma of coal, treacle, booze soaked cherries and slight smoke. Full, syrupy mouth feel. Complex flavours of black cherry, dark fruit, liquorice and roasted malt. Finish is lovely, balanced whisky, dark rum, peat, molasses and dates. Smashing beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/29/2013 Total Score: 4.5
Draft at BrewDog Sheperd’s Bush (under the name Dog B). Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma of Xmas pudding, toffee and slight booze. Full syrupy mouth feel. Flavours are incredibly full with molasses, maple, dried fruit and chewy malt. Palate is equally gratifying. Notes of port, slight whiskey, dry grains and fruit cake. Very tasty, but I’m surprised to find that Dog B is the same as Dog A...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mr_Pink_152 (944) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle from beers of Europe. Beer was BrewDog Dog B. Pours jet black with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes is coffee, dark chocolate, and some spicy.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Procent (153) - POLAND - JUL 2, 2014
W aromacie wanilia, kawa, czekolada, trochę chili w tle, barwa ciemny brąz/wiśnia. Piana minimalna, lacing średni. W smaku na początku słodycz i czekolada, ale zaraz potem kontrowane przez goryczkę i silny, wyczuwalny smak chilli - dla mnie zbyt wyczuwalny, bo nie tylko daje dodatkowej ostrości i uczucie pieczenia, ale po prostu czuć chili, której nie lubię. Za dużo Chili, nie dla mnie...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
suurjuust (1143) - ESTONIA - JUL 2, 2014
Aged for about one year, shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Black beer, tan head. Nose is cocoa, coffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, pepper, slight booze.Flavor is roast, coffee, pepper, hoppy bitterness, vanilla, sweetness. Finishes with roast and alcohol. Slick, syrupy mouthfeel. Powerful, dense and complex. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobroman (462) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Intensive chocolate aroma with some roasted malts. Small beige head disappearing to ring. Completely black body. Briliantly balanced and intensive taste of chocolate sweetness and coffee bitterness. Alcohol is very well-hidden but pleasantly throat-warming. Chili is almost unnoticeable but pleasantly powers up the aftertaste. Personally I prefer more chili, but it’s OK. Very massive, powerfull and impressive. Great pleasure to drink this. Happy anniversary BrewDog.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (344) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2014
Bottle. Deep black pour with small, very tan head. Aroma has an initial hit of chilli along with chocolate and coffee. Great chocolate flavour, followed by some dark fruit, liquorice, chilli and coffee. Strong alcohol remains after. Great drink!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2014
Tap at cbc14. Pours black with a nice, nut brown head. Aroma has lots of alcohol and chocolate. Tasste is dry dark chocolate, gun powder, heavy roast, coffee. Long lasting taste with powerful alcohol.


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