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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2014
Pours pitch black with a creamy khaki head. Aroma of green chillies, chocolate sauce, mocha and vanilla. Flavours are upfront spices, green chili, lots of chocolate and rounded off with a lingering molasses sweetness. As it warms up it gets a lot sweeter. Spicy bitter finish, chili warmth lingers with the vanilla. If the sweetness was toned down a bit and the heat was a bit higher it would be perfect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1936) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - NOV 4, 2014
33cl bottle from cerveteca lisboa, portugal. Color is dark, head is quite thin. Body is medium soft. Taste is light sweet, medium bitter. Aroma is coffee, chili, alcohol, dried fruits.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sarlacc83 (1364) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle generously provided by Douglas. A: Oily black brew with a cappuccino head that dies down. Legs. N: Molasses, soy sauce, cocoa, vanilla, coffee, black peppercorn, peppers. T: Spicy capsaicin, dark sweetness, and an underlying bitterness. This is extremely well balanced. M: Treacly heavy body, just enough carbonation, and a surprisingly lack of alcohol burn. Impressive covering of the booze. O: This is very, very good, especially for an amped up pepper beer. I would definitely purchase this is if I saw it again.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sledutah (6039) - Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks
Dark brown with a small tan head, no lacing but good legs left behind. Aroma of dark malts, chocolate and peppers. Taste of dark malts, chocolate, vanilla and coffee
Nice and smooth

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neepsntatties (1369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle shared by "Douglas88". Colour...very dark brown with no head. Nose...delightfully spicy and peppery with day old coffee, dark chocolate and booze. Palate...fairly thick and somewhat cloying with gobs of coffee and joyous bitterness. The palate is dry and oak-like with coffee creme and Coffee Nips.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7244) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a a jet black color with a small brown head. A big sweet roast, heat and woody nose. Huge licorice, sweet vanilla, coffee, milky, burning chilies. Lovely, rich decadent hot beast. Super dark chocolates, vanilla. Awesome.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
Tap at olutexpo. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty, something sour? coffee. Balanced body, coffee, roasty, vanilla notes. Absolutely supreme stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Tap@olutexpo14(as Dog C). Black, small tan head. Roasty coffee beans, cocoa nibs and salty licorice on nose. Full bodied, really intensively flavoured body. Roasty body, salty licorice, nice chili heat. Lots of sweets, really big. But drinkable nice. Probably the best brewdog sofar. Like the slight chili heat, the intensive licorice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (3945) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Tap at Olutexpo 2014, Helsinki. Colour is black with slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavors: Hints of chocolate and coffee, chili and roasted malts. Nice aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (4355) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Tap@ olutexpo as dog C. Pitch black, brown head. Strong coffee, roastedness, molasses, oak. Flavor has sweetness, strong coffee, licorice, chocolate, vanilla. This has got a lot of everything. Really good. Full bodied. Lovely. No chilli though.


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