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

bottled
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RATINGS: 238   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


esp0r's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (1974) - - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Pours jet black with a brown head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, some vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet, roast and toast, coffee, hints of chili, just that little nice sting there. Almost heavy bitter finish, some hops. A very nice imperial stout. A thick sticky malty soup with some chili. A wonderful beer; maybe a bit heavy on the alcohol but this is a real treat! More of this please


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jtclockwork (8263) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours oily black tan head. Nose/taste of coffee, vanilla, chili pepper, roast chocolate, oak, milk chocolate and alcohol soaked chocolate bar. Full body. Not as good as AB04, but awesome.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jmar33 (156) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This is intense! So much coffee, so much chilli, so much imperial! This is really delicious, the chilli really makes it stand out from the crowd!

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Alengrin (1347) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2014 Anniversary beer, basically their AB04 but with added vanilla and, whatever it is, naga chilli. Yellowish beige head, thin due to the extreme alcohol strength, colour near black, just a bit of chestnut glow under bright light. Very dense, powerful and exciting aroma revealing all kinds of cacao powder, bitter chocolate, black coffee, whisky, cider, cinnamon, pear syrup, peat, tobacco, vanilla, brown sugar and even that chilli. Taste begins assertively with a mouth-filling toasted bitterness, thick oily and powdery mouthfeel weighing heavy on the tongue, profound chocolatey maltiness, lots of spicy tones reminiscent of sweet tobacco, pepper and again that chilli, lots of dark fruits, finishing with a great deal of leafy hop bitterness, very very long, accompanied by an equally long warming alcohol reminiscent of coffee liqueur and cognac. Brewdog has flabbergastered me more than once but this is so far the most impressive thing I ever tasted from them - I would even go as far to say that this is one of the best beers I ever had.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kappldav123 (4857) - GERMANY - AUG 7, 2014
Tap at CBC 2014 as BrewDog Dog B. Deep black in the glass, small head. Intense malty aroma. Starts heavy malty, intense earthy-oily, some notes of pepper and strong coffee. Warm-malty finish. Good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GuideDogSaint (266) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home as Dog B on 5/8/14. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with a hint of chilli. Some sweetness, warming alcohol.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
giorgos_gtc (88) - GREECE - AUG 4, 2014
Bourbon aroma and taste with a bit idea of cola on the taste. Thin foam rich shape. Cool beer for a night dessert. Worth tasting.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at home, as Dog A. Pours black, sweet roast chocolatey flavour, nice chili burn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 1, 2014
Damn. Fy rackarns vad god denna vad. Saknar att känna smaken i munnen. Synd att jag inte har någon kvar ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christopsy (102) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2014
Had bottles of A and B and then C on tap. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Big, slightly boozy, chocolatey with the chili heat coming onto the lips n tongue. Absolutely outstanding!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7790) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-05. Black body with a nice creamy brown head that fades. 4+ Aroma is moderately roasty, dark chocolate, mild alcohol. Flavour is rich, sweet dark malt core, bitter finish has light roast and warming alcohol, cocoa. Whiskey notes? Alcohol is present on the palate and warming the throat but is surprisingly restrained. Very smooth full bodied palate, soft carbonation is possibly a touch light? On tap as Dog C at BrewDog, Aberdeen


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