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

bottled
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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5920) - Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2014
11.2 oz bottle from kbudd19. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Additional lighter hot pepper with more berry like peppery notes, dark fruits, wood and vanilla round out the flavors. This is a big beer, but does not seem like 15%. I enjoyed this quite a bit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
edsspoon (537) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
Bottle of Dog B served in a snifter. Pours almost completely black with a very dark brown fizzy head which rapidly diminishes to a thin ring and then eventually fades to nothing. Aroma is very chocolatey with spiciness (presumably the chillies), coffee, hints of alcohol, a touch of hay and some soy. Taste starts off with lightly toasted malt and bitterness, followed by some vanilla hints, chocolate, light spiciness, liquorice, coffee and a mild sweetness, then finally followed by some pleasantly warming alcohol flavours, a light, lingering bitterness and roasted malt. Thin and slightly syrupy body with a light to medium carbonation. I particularly liked the addition of chillies in this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8987) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque black color, small to medium sized dark brown head. Aroma is malts, sweetish, slightly a touch of hops and strongly alcohol. Taste malts, alcohol, sweetish, a hint of pepper / chili. Bitter and spicy in the finish. Too spicy / hot for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4311) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a small dark brown head. Smells alcohol, roasty, coffee, chocolate, caranel, sweet, brown sugar. Tastes liquorice, syrup, rinse appelstroop, very sweet. Full body, soft carbo. Way too sweet for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6410) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 25, 2014
Bottle as Brewdog Dog B @ Pivoteka Beergeek, Prague. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of raosted malt, coffee, licorice, light chilly. Flavor is malts, coffee, dark chocolate, licorcice, chilly, booze. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming alcohol. 290414

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Black with a chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, chilies, dark fruit. Full bodied, spicy on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is chocolate, mild coffee, mild chili peppers. Nice balance of sweet, roasty and chilli.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vonpolski (24) - Borup, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Pitchdark body with a medium tan head. It have a nice aroma of coffee, dark chocolate, caramelmalt and dried fruit. A fine taste of good coffee, chocolate and liquorice. A good heavy stout with a good alcohol content. The only thing missing is a fork and knife.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RhetoricalAns (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours Black with a medium frothy tan head. Aroma is dark fruit, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes heavy on the coffee, dark chocolate, some spicy notes. Heavy body and heavy flavor, high alcohol content pokes through a bit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markas101 (1905) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Sheffield, UK. PhD submission celebration. Dense black, liquorice, resin, spice, coffee. Very interesting flavour, sweet then a spice hit. Long, bittersweet syrupy ending. Probably better than the US imperial stout standards, mainly because of the ABV to smoothness ration.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3351) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2014
Small tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas dark fruits liquorice chili mocha coffee dark chocolate mild fudge some richer fruit the flavours velvety fudge dark chocolateraisin cocoa mocha coffee dried fruits liquorice caramel the chili is smooth a good touch medium bitter good balanced imperial the finish best flavours coffee dry note chili touch dark malts wonderful imperial on the palate


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