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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1171) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep black with a brown hue. Aroma of dark malts, red spicy peppers, alcohol burn. Guge sweet body, spicyness and alcohol kicking in as from the middle. Taste is dark chocolate with spicy cherries.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
15th March 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and slightly viscous, semi dry with mild carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt and a spot of coffee. Mild brandy alcohol tone. Just a whisper of chilli, thankfully! Touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth and dry with a mild roast malt bitter linger. Pretty drinkable for such a big beer. AB:04 was better mind.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10817) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted peppers and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark sweet roasted black coffee malt flavor with a heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (6579) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
11.2oz bottle... Thanks to alexsdad06 for sharing! Pitch black color. Thin bit of head, just a thin ring mostly without swishing, but itís a very cool darker brown color. A few ropes of lace. Big coffee, vanilla in the nose. Light hint of the chili in there. Some brownie in the nose. Very good, big aroma. Big bitter dark chocolate. Bigger bitter taste. Alcohol pretty well hidden for 15%. Lighter sweet. Awesome, big chewy texture to it. Very light carbonation, but some carbonation for sure. Dry finish. Some light dark fruit notes. Hint of soy. Chili is more vegetal than spicy, but itís a nice, sort of noticeable addition. Upping it by 3.5 seems like a good move, less would have been too subtle. Very good, impressive stuff.

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 (5866) - .....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 (3203) - 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 (13553) - 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 (11217) - 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 (4315) - 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


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