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

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RATINGS: 298   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99   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 (2324) - - 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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Holmen1 (3288) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
0,33 flaske delt med Børge på Kafe Spesial (Bergen): kveldens siste, og hvilken fulltreffer! Viskøs svart fluidum som danner et tett beige skum i glassene. En intens og vidunderlig mørkmaltet aroma av vanilje, lakris, sjøbris, tang, kakao, ristet rugbrød og mye mer. Smaken har i tillegg et hot streif av chili og bittersjokolade som gjør at dette bare varmer uten å bli klissete. Nirvana før vi beveger oss i retning av bussen.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mecafilo (135) - Perugia, ITALY - MAY 23, 2015
Bottle @ home. Pours with a absolute pitch black colour, small fast diminishing dark tan head. Aroma is very very intense: strong notes of dark fruit at the start, followed by vanilla, cocoa, dark chocolate and licorice; additional slightly "winy" notes, plus some wood and alcohol, especially as it warms up; awesome aroma. Taste is heavy sweet, slightly bitter. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. If Tokyo is the sweet one, this one is the fruity one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6856) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2015
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, brown head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of cacao, coffee, liquorice, black rye bread, prunes, raisins and some vanilla. Malty, roasted taste with strong black coffee, cacao, dark chocolate, liquorice fudge, black rye bread, vanilla and a touch of chilli coming through after a while. Full body, slightly oily mouthfeel. A certain bitterness. Quite sweet. Loads of coffee and cacao, lots of taste. Quite drinkable and balanced for its strength, doesn’t really taste like 15%. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rafal4985 (6) - - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
Nalewa się nieprzejrzyście czarne, z przeciętną pianą. Aromat - można powiedzieć, że wszystko co w RISie być powinno: paloność, kawa, czekolada, trochę beczki. Smak - jak wyżej, jednak piwo jest dość "ostre". Mam na myśli nie tylko dodaną chili, ale też odczucie alkololu. Generalnie jak na tą cenę spodziewałem się piwa, które rzuci mnie na ziemie, złapie za twarz i wytapla ją w błocie. Nie było tak i nie uważam tego za udany zakup. Warto kupić sobie 2-3 inne piwa za te same pieniądze.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3744) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle as Dog C. Black pour, almost no head. Aroma of roasted malts, slightly burnt, chilies, brandy, vanilla, a bit warming alcohol and spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, alcoholic and spicy. Decent body, quite sweet as well. A bit low on the carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rolfarild (79) - NORWAY - MAY 1, 2015
Black with a thin brown layer on top. Smells coffe and vanilla. Taste more coffe and chocolate. Chilli, dry prunes and some sornes. Creamy mothfeel and a long aftertaste of everything.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (6372) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, big thanks Almost no head. Clear dep burgundy pour. Lots of vanilla chllli and coffee. Nicely blanaced

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (273) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 28, 2015
"Dog C" on tap at Cevetica Lisboa. Chocolate, coffee and balanced pepper. Thick and chewy. Very good stout.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nihtila (1484) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
13.12.2014. Very intense aroma with coffee, dark chocolate and some burnt of chili. Taste is strong, has burnt of chili and taste of paprika but its subtle, mostly intense roasted malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Simply top class stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb as BrewDog Dog B. Pitch black coloured, small brown head, alcohol in the nose. Heavy roasted malt, infuse of alcohol, chocolate, licorice and dried fruits with mild notes of coffee and vanilla in the finish. Decent BrewDog.


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