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

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RATINGS: 251   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


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4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbeast88 (41) - - APR 28, 2013
Appearance: Dark black with beige head Aroma: Coffee,chocolate,licorice and some hint of vanilla taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour Palate:full body, thick feel, lively, bitter, Overall: one of the best imperial stouts around in my opinion


3.4
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (285) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12815) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPAgutten79 (545) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (5574) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1017) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle, Dog B. Dark body with low brown ring head. Aroma has a lot of coffee, toffee, chocolate, oak like character in the background. Kind of cocoa powder in the aroma. Taste has high caramel and alcoholic sweetness, pretty warm on the tongue, the chili is so well balanced, amazing. High on roasty bitterness as well. Dark chocolate in the long bitter after taste. Alcohol is evident. Body is full, oily, low carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
tlind2 (1139) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle@William K, Kurvi. Deep brown color, practically no head. Strong, sweet aroma with alcohol and bitter, dark chocolate. The taste follows after the aroma with vanilla and oak. Very full body, very low carbonation. Beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (715) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma is vanilla, black licorice, coffee and rich, rich malts. Taste is licorice and coffee right off the bat; not surprisingly there is some warm liquor snap on the tip of the rich almost chewy body. The appearance is black with a thin beige head that retains fairly poorly.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Huge beer- almost confrontational, like its poking you in the ribs for a reaction. Really liked the subtle burn on the back end with the chilies. Lots of chocolate, vanilla and roast. Didn’t quite grab me by the shorts, but points for intensity.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3312) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle with thanks to _angst_! Pours inky black with a reluctant small dark brown head that dissipates to a ring leaving good lacing. Aroma is deep milk chocolate, coffee, mocha, vanilla, roasted malts. Flavor is similar, hint of anise as well, medium sweet, medium bitter, rich cocoa coffee vanilla, with just a hint of chili burn on the finish; way more subdued on the chili than I expected. Finish is very strong roast, heavy lingering bitterness, some anise. There is some ABV burn, but deceptively little for 15%.


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