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

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee


oops' rating

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oops (211) - Tallinn, - SEP 6, 2013
0,33 bottle as Dog B. Colour is black, no head. In aroma liquorice, chili, coffee and spices. Tastes a little bit heavy and sweet. Was expecting much more from this. Decent beer for long winter nights, but not for summertime.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OminouSC2 (401) - SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
Tasted both Dog A and Dog B. Black, minimal head. Really nice aroma! Chili, roasted malt, coffee, cacao, a hint of vanilla. I was afraid the chili would be too strong since I’ve had some bad experiences with that, but with this one it just added depth. A well balanced, sweet, thick taste with a hint of chili just in the back of the mouth. Finish is slightly bitter, long and warming. One of my all time favorites!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mesjasz (873) - Lodz, POLAND - JUN 11, 2016
BrewDog Dog B - uzupełnienie ocen piw pitych przed używaniem ratebeer.....

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (349) - Ioannina, GREECE - JUN 9, 2016
ark matter into your glass, with a deep tan head. On the nose there’s a subtle but powerful blend of dark chocolate, espresso, chilli spice and molasses, boosted with hints of molasses, cocoa powder and brandy. On the palate, there’s a chewy treacle toffee backbone, supporting the spicy hop flavour and naga chilli heat. The malt bill adds further spice from the rye, and a smooth refined mouthfeel from the wheat and oats.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
marcus (8901) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle from Brewdog Brussels. Pours dark brown with a modest tan head and a chocolate and vanilla aroma. There is a full-bodied complex flavor that includes chocolate, coffee, dark molasses, vanilla and chili pepper. It all goes together really well producing a very nice sipping beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Bottle as Dog C shared by Marcus. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Aroma of chili, vanilla and coffee. Like a weird barista creation. Med ++ body. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, arguably coffee, and definitely chili. Not really dry and not really bitter. Kind of like chewing a chili flavored dark chocolate bar. Heat is not an issue.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2857) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2016
A bottle of Dog B brought back to Oz by a friend. At cellar temperature and into a Brewdog tulip. Used engine oil with good legs is the body. Head is expectedly missing from a beer of such strength. Nose has hints of roggenbrot, pumpernickel, molasses, Marmite™ and yeasty Vegemite™, blood, rusty metal and damp lumber. Melty, melty, liquid gold viscosity and big body. A veritable yet complex ganache of chocolate on the palate. The aroma plays heavy as far as flavour. Rusty, bloody, tannic, woody, smoke ridden withe ample umami offering meaty, reduced napolitana notes. Really lingers. The alcohol adds plenty of warmth. Tarrish and viscous. An odd honeycomb note builds as if sucking on the sugary sweet. So much malt. Chocolate, wood, tar, mollasses, roasted coffee bean, but little of that chilli - a wasted addition!? Straightforward but highly drinkable for its strength. I did like it a lot, so surprised at that!
(Batch 142, bottled 17/06/13, 33cL)

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrTipple (3177) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
Aroma: dark chocolate, cacao, pralines, sweet coffee, vanilla, dark malts, chillies. Appearance: black, no head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: quite some alcohol, intense dark chocolate, sticky texture, strong roasted malts, chillies, but not too strong, yet a very mild after-burn. Overall: beautiful Imperial Stout, well-rounded, very smooth despite the high ABV. Bottle from Independent Spirit, Bath.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MelvinKalksma (800) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2016
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016
Aroma:
Slight/medium aroma of malts, caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and coffee.

Appearance:
Opaque black beer with a small/medium dark brown head.

Taste/Palate:
Starts medium sweet with malts, caramel, liquorice, chocolate and vanilla; enda slightly bitter with roasted malts, coffee and peppers.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (518) - ITALY - MAR 22, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2016 Dog A, Batch 097, imbottigliata il 1º aprile 2012, aperta il 26 maggio 2016. Nera con riflessi caramello e rubino, schiuma nocciola poco persistente che forma un anello in superficie lungo a ridosso della parete del bicchiere. Aroma prevalente di cioccolato, caffè, prugna, toffee, note di vaniglia, sherry, legno e peperoncino. Al palato si ripropongono con prepotenza cioccolato e caffè zuccherato, toffe, leggera prugna, finale dove permangono cioccolato e caffè con note di peperoncino e legno, peperoncino con coda lunghissima che riscalda la bevuta. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa, quasi "cicciona", ha retto decisamente bene il passare del tempo. ------ B, batch 142 imbottigliata il 17-06-13, aperta il 22-03-16. Nera con riflessi caramello, schiuma nocciola di bassa persistenza. Aroma alcolico, melassa, legno, caffè tostato e amarene sotto spirito. Al palato è splendida: amarene sotto spirito, cioccolato fondente e cacao amaro, melassa, caffè tostato e legno misto a leggero erbaceo che si alternano sul finale insieme al cioccolato. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa. ------� C, Batch 194, imbottigliata il 20/06/2014, aperta il 23/03/2016. Nera limpida con riflessi caramello, schiuma beige poco persistente. Aroma prevalente di polvere di caffè, melassa, amarene sotto spirito, note di liquirizia e di legno misto a brandy, erbaceo molto leggero. Al palato piccante (Alcool o Naga?), cioccolato fondente, melassa, brandy, note di liquirizia e di legno, caffè che permane anche nella sua coda mista a cioccolato, legno e leggero erbaceo. Corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DwarfeD (2540) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2016
33cl bottle at home; as Dog C. Pitch black with a small tan head. Full body with low carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Caramel, roasted malts, coffee, ripe fruits, brown sugar, vanilla and spices. Great complex brew.


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