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


on tap

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RATINGS: 344   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, vanilla, light sweet chili fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chili, coffee, alcohol, chocolate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily and sticky, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20120915]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black. Coffee and herbal. Smooth fruity, dark roasted malty. Dense, bitter and herbal. Dense malty and coffee herbal. Bitter and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aorma has notes of alcohol and soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, soy, and alchol. The finish is dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of cocoa powder. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of soy sauce. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 13, 2012
Bottled@Brewdog Camden, London. Pitch black colour, small beige head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, roasted maltts, liquorice and some mild spicy notes. Flavour is coffee, ashes, mild spices, vanilla as well as som slight alcohol. Rather balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen. Pours an opaque pitch black with a light brown head. Sweet vanilla and coffee aroma atop quite some heavy roast malts. Rich, thick and syrupy body. Heavy roast, heavy coffee and sweet vanilla. Warming alcohol finish. 200812

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23728) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Very black, small head. Aroma of prunes and licorice. Sweet and sugary with full body and well rounded mouthfeel. Tar and raisins, some vanilla. Growing bitterness in a warming, mildly peppery finish. Potent, yet mellow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and chili aroma. Roasted malty chocolate, spicy chili and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy chocolate and chili finish with hints of vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
15th March 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Palate is softish and slightly viscous, semi dry with mild carbonation. Rich dark chocolate malt and a spot of coffee. Mild brandy alcohol tone. Just a whisper of chilli, thankfully! Touch of dark fruits. Finishes smooth and dry with a mild roast malt bitter linger. Pretty drinkable for such a big beer. AB:04 was better mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: APR 9, 2016 Bottle at home A&B... At home aug 2013.. A;.deep dark roast... Dark chilli nose B:thin vegative light roast nose. A:Heavy malts... Deep dark chocolate roast... Meaty malts... Rich chocolate... Soft chilli. 4.4 stunning B;Thin chocolate... Light roast... Pealy waly... Thin... Lacks depth 3.7 bottle at brewdog AGM ... dark black ... thin bubbly tan head ... dark chocolate... coffee chocolate ... light spicy chilli ... deep dark roast nose... big roast malts ... big chocolate ... reassonable chilli ... light meaty roast .... good solid roast ... heavy meaty ... light coffee ... great4.2 bottle at bow ... deep black .. thin tan lacing ... meaty roast ... lightest licorice ... deep malt nose... deep fruit roast ... again meaty ... lightchilli ... nice but not as good as memory 4.0 bottle at home with Dog AB 04 Drunk oct 2012. ... deep black ... thin tan head but vanished fast ...soft roast malt ... lightest chilli nose ... light roast ... deep malts ... soft mellow vanilla ... heavy roast ... 4.2 Bottle at home drunk May 2014 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dark roast ... dark chocolate ... big chilli nose ... Dark malts ... dark roast .. big chocolate ... soft chocolate malts ... bitter roast ... soft vanilla ... superb ... mellow roast ... nice balance ... soft chilli 4.3

bottle at home Dec 2014 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft dry chocolate coffee roast ... dark malts .. light chilli nose ... big roast ... big chocalate malts .. dark choclate ... ligth chilli ... rich sweet roast ... 4.4 is this getting better Bottle at home June 2015 AB4 first DOG A in brackets side by side... deep black no head (Dog A has light lacing) soft roast .. light sheery fruit nose (dog a lighter fruitier ) big alcohol ... massive umamai ... soft chilli ... dakr roast 3.8 (dog A ligther fruitied .. juicy roast .. soft chilli .. more chcolate ... dark chocolate roast 4.4) Keg at brew dog agm 2016.. DOG E.... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Dark chocolate roast malts nose... Rich chocolate.. Big spice... Dark chocolate... Rich chocolate... Rich roast.. Nice chilli burn with out blowing away... Long alcohol finish 4.3

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