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


on tap

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

ShelbyGrey's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ShelbyGrey (186) - Barcelona, - JAN 9, 2013
En botella, cortesia de derbidagge, oscura como la noche,densa, espuma fina beish. Aromas dulces, torrefactos, cacao, caffe,vainilla y chocolate. Sabor contundente y amable para su alta graduación. Una delicia!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrjez (86) - Osaka, JAPAN - AUG 21, 2015
100ml sample at Hanshin Dept Store. L: jet black, no head, like syrup. A few tiny bubbles. S: Rich roasted chocolate malt. So much dark chocolate. T: boozy, like bourbon, but with dense malt and chocolate. More bitter than sweetness. F: slight carbonation, coats the throat and lips, full-bodied. O: decent sipper, I like my stouts a bit lighter and more complex. The supposed chili didn’t really come through like how it works in Prairie Bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zita (5601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2015
sweet light toasted burnt aroma,black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenH (963) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
brown, black, clear, minimal head, tan foam, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (7652) - Assentoft, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
Dark coloured, almost black. Has a light-brown head, lasting. Roasted aroma, faint vanilla, coffee, bitter, dark sugars. Heavy sweet flavor, dark caramel, moderate bitter, light/dark coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (1021) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of roastwd malts, coffee, chocolate, licorice, dried fruits and vanilla. In taste sweet, syrupy, dull bodied, oily. Smooth and silky on the palate with solid bitterness and warming from alcohol in the finish. I do not detect chilli in beer. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (725) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 12, 2015
The beer poured black. Its head was small and brown. Aroma had pepper, chillies, roasted malts and coffee. Palate was full bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, chocolate, pepper, sweetness, chilli, hops, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste was peppery, roasty and bitter. A very tasty combination of chilli peppers and imperial stout with coffee in the background.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
klm1 (508) - - JUL 1, 2015
Batch 142, bottled on 17. 6. 2013: Black opaque colour with brown head which dissapeared in a minute. Without visual carbonation. Aroma: discrete presence of alcohol, namely presence of maltines aroma prevails: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, little dried fruit (plums), roasted, but without notes of hops. taste is similar: firstly you notice alcohol, but than immidiately prevails notes of malts in Naga Chilli. On the second hand you detect notes of hop (flovers, herbs, little spicy). Hop bitterness is low, malt sweetness is medium. Body is full and adhesiv, bitterness is low, also in finish. Complex beer - a piece of Masteripece!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
asimeow (224) - Sandsli, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2015
0,33l bottle. Dog C. Batch 194, bottled on 20.6.2014. Lovely aroma of chocolate, coffee and licorice. Pitch black with brown head. Fizzy head. Oak and coffee aroma when poured. Strong hit of licorice when tasting. Lovely hidden ABV, smooth, silky mouth feel, mild and not too astringent. Leaves a coating on my teeth. This is just deep, dark and beautiful. Shame about the steep price. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scottishchris (452) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2015
PunkAGM2015 rate catchup from notes. 6/6/15. At Brewdog Aberdeen. This what I should’ve followed the Mikkeller Black 2014 with! Smooth and lovely imperial stout, faint heat from the chillis otherwise coffee and chocolate. Delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Keg at BrewDog Dundee. Pours black with a nice little tan head. Smells boozy bourbon with a hint of dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes.. well, no chili coming through, bourbon, coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate.. a but of char..
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2014 Total Score: 4.8
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!

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