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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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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


Gorbalev's rating

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2957) - Ontario, - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle thank you and shared with Colin! Pitch black, small tan head . Boozy, toasty aroma. Taste very good - booze, roast, pepper, port like, ashy - lots going on! Quite good. Thanks for the treat!


4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mjp12 (444) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Dog B bottle,at cellar temp. Loads of liquorice on a aroma and flavour, the chilli hints seem to have disappeared.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
andrewturba (1088) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a medium sized deep brown head that becomes a thin ring over time and displays really good legs. Aroma is roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, chili spice, licorice, sweet caramel, and light coffee notes. Flavour is rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, roasted malts, chili spice(or maybe that’s how I’m perceiving the alcohol otherwise the alcohol is not present which is impressive for being over 15 abv), licorice, sweet caramel and light dark fruity esters.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inesfilipa (20) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 23, 2014
Aroma: coffee, dried fruits, chocolate, chili. Dark color. Thin head. Medium body. Medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2014
BrewDog B bottle. Jet black pour with a thin espresso head that fades quick. Aroma is full of dark chocolate. Huge mouth. Taste is full of dark chocolate and a little roasted barley. Hints of chili peppers. A little vanilla and lots of booze. Very complex. No lace. As this warms up, the coffee really rears its head, and it is good. The chili pepper leaves a slight burn on your lips.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unde (422) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Pitch black beer with not much head to speak of. Aroma has cocoa, chili, licorice, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is very sweet. There is syrup, caramel malts, chocolate, milk coffee / vanilla and ending with a chili burn. Of course the body is really bold and full, carbonation is at minimum. Really sweet high abv stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6820) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6453-20140705] Tap. Mild toasted wood malt aroma. Black tar body with a medium-lasting foamy brown head. Tarred charcoal malt flavour. Full body is fairly boozy and thick. Good. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(@ Brew Dog, Aberdeen, Scotland; Called "Dog C")

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (339) - GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
330ml bottle at home. Black color with nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate, cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, raisins, light vanilla and alcohol. Taste is sweet and bitter, like the aroma, sweet chocolate, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruits at the finish, the alcohol is very well hidden. Medium to full, silky almost creamy body with soft carbonation, sweet and bitter chocolate and coffee aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Torrefacto (656) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 7, 2014
Negro opaco y espuma beige oscura. Aromas de café, cacao, chocolate, frutos rojos, vainilla y regaliz. Cuerpo denso, inicio de cacao dulce y vainilla con ligero picor que acaba en un amargor tostado y acafetado equilibrado al que poco a poco se suma un justo toque picante del chili. Excelente.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andy_ (777) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
330 ml bottle as Dog C
Totally black beer with little brown head. Aroma has alcohol, cocoa, coffee, vanilla and menthol. Flavor has salmiakki, smoke, roasted malts and liqueur. Palate is very thick and smooth. Finish has medium bitterness with alcohol, salmiakki, liqueuer and chili burn. I would like this better without the chili. Something very harsh about this, I think it’s the added spices. Still, nice to sip slowly.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bygers (867) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a black colour with a deep tan head. Aroma is subtle with brandy, alcohol, dark chocolate, espresso, chilli spice and molasses. Taste of toffee backbone, supporting the spicy hop flavour, alcohol and chilli heat. The malt bill adds further spice from the rye, and a smooth refined mouthfeel from the wheat and oats. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 6/28/2013 Total Score: 4
Bottle 0,33l. Poures an opaque with brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, licorice, brown sugar and some hint of vanilla. Taste of chilli, brown sugar, licorice, vanilla and coffee. It has a medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour. Full body, thick feel, lively and bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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