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

bottled
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RATINGS: 237   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1147) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with a little sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma and flavour is roasted malt, liquorice, chilli, coffee, vanilla, and chocolate – with a bitter and slightly chilli-esque finish. ABV is well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madsneergaard (75) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2013
Dog A: Tons of bitter, dry coffee. Some smoke and roasted, almost burned characters. Nothing more really. A good beer, but I had my hopes higher. Still nice, but a bit one-dimensional. 8, 5, 7, 4, 15 Dog B: Roasted coffee, but still sweeter and more complex than Dog A in my opinion. The spicey chili is clearer in this one I think. This is better than Dog A. 8, 5, 8, 4, 16.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Inbreak (2008) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 25, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 24.09.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is rich and slightly sweet, dark malts, licorice, chili, dark sugar, coffee, caramel, cocoa, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, dark malts, burnt coffee, chili, licorice, cocoa, alcohol, dark fruits, dark sugar, burnt caramel, grass, ashtray. Longlasting bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice, but further aging will probably do this one good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle - Cocoa and chili, with hints of dark roast coffee. Jet black with a dark brown ring of head. Chili is very upfront, but balances well with the sweetness of the chocolate and vanilla. Slight bitterness and a long coffee finish. A complex beer that has been balanced beautifully, too bad it costs an arm and a leg.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2338) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
330 ml bottle from Premier Wine and Spirits. Pours a night black colour with small rich brown head. Aroma is rich coffee, cocoa and licorice; chili is there too but subtle enough relatively to not overpower. Flavour is very rich with lots of coffee and dark/semi-sweet chocolate, some smoke, licorice and chili pepper. Alcohol is there but without any real burn. Full body. Mellow carbonation. Silky mouthfeel. Very big beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oops (208) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 6, 2013
0,33 bottle as Dog B. Colour is black, no head. In aroma liquorice, chili, coffee and spices. Tastes a little bit heavy and sweet. Was expecting much more from this. Decent beer for long winter nights, but not for summertime.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allmyvinyl (3091) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle of Dog B from Brewdog AGM 2013, shared at home. Pours jet black, but flat. No head. Fresh chilli peppers on the nose, liquorice, stone fruit. Taste of burnt sugar sweetness, then chilli burn. This just isn’t doing it for me, which is disappointing as I remember Dog A from the 2012 AGM being amazing.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (976) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2013
Appearance: Ink black with no head, just a tan ring around the glass. Aroma: Toffee, treacle, liquorice, prune, vinous, fruit cake, grassy and floral. The chilli also adds to the aroma with its notes coming through. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. The palate is dominated by liquorice, treacle and waves of chilli. Palate: Thin texture, low/medium body and mouthfeel, no/low carbonation, astringent and has a lingering finish of sweetness, treacle and chilli spice. Comments: Very good, slight glass ring lace. This was the 5th anniversary edition.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
berlinoise2go (608) - NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle (33cl), BB 1.4.2012, consumed 31.8.2013. Pitch black colour. Half-inch dark beige head that reduces fairly quickly to a stable ring. Sugary/sticky swirl with transient spot lacing. Adorable, complex, sweet malty aroma with coffee, cocoa, oak, vanilla, hint of chili. Sweet, oily mouthfeel with some chili heat that also gives a slightly sparkling/prickly sensation. Taste has a wonderful balance between vanilla-malty sweetness, woody bitterness and soy sauce saltiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (553) - SCOTLAND - AUG 30, 2013
heat. darkness. concrete. spice. dark. thick some slight sap but not much juice relatively speaking . Good nose. light head


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