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


on tap

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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
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Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

Gorbalev's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2937) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1220) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2400) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2946) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hermod (3372) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiosna (205) - - OCT 24, 2014
0,15 hana@ Olut Expo (Dog C). Öljyinen, lähes musta sakean tummanruskea. Tuoksussa ruista, kuivahkoa paahteisuutta, leipää, salmiakkia. Maussa puskee alkoholia ja kuivaa ruismallasta.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (168) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
33cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours a black oily colour with an extremely short lived dark beige head. Zero carbonation and a medium to full mouthfeel. Taste is strong but one dimensional with molasses, coffee and dark chocolate. Unfortunately, the naga chilies do not make their presence known however, there is a good heat from the beer but that seems to be from the ABV which is not well concealed at all. A very disappointing beer and enough to make me say that I will buy no more Brewdog beers as both this and Black Tokyo Horizon are overpriced and sub-standard in this area and price-rnage.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (292) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 11, 2014
330 ml bottle as BrewDog Dog B @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black as hell body with a deep brown head. Aromas of pepper, chocolate, coffe olives. Taste is pretty much the same, with coffee, cacao, chocolate and dark fruits on the front, followed by chilies and alcohol burning the neck. Strong aftertaste, bittersweet. Full body with low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12824) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters. Dark brown color, tiny off-white head. Alcohol, dark malts, rye, whiskey in the nose. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Burning alcohol, sticky mouthfeel. Dark malts, cyrup, cough syrup, some salt licorice. Way too alcoholic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (552) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2014
Kølsvart med helt brunt skum. Lav/medium høyde. Aroma av mild vanilje, chili, kaffe, mørk malt og kakao. Fløyelsmyk i munnen, før den begynner å stikke deg litt med sin bitterhet samt chili. Chili?n bidrar til å gjøre dette til en spesiell opplevelse, uten å skambanke smakssansene dine helt. I tillegg til dette er det frekke mengder sjokolade/kakao og noe vanilje her. Chili og alkohol varmer godt nedover halsen. Smaken byr på så mange inntrykk at jeg ikke klarer å dechiffree stort mer enn dette. Tykk Sjokomelkkonsistens, samt oljete.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5593) - Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). Looks good; a slightly translucent dull dark coffee with mocha head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, coffee (and roast), vanilla, and spice. Tastes like it smells with a rich, balanced mouthfeel. Great beer, and drinks much easier than its abv.

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