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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask & Bottled.
It was only a matter of time before the original BrewDog got his paws in on the action. This egotistical young lab has decided to make a beer which best reflects himself.
This is the beer equivalent of the big, cute chocolate monster.
Soft, smooth, dark, chocolately and very strong. This gentle giant will never bite but would much rather give you a big lick on the face.

NOTE: This beer and Old World Russian Imperial Stout ARE definitely the same beer. Direct, verbatim quote from James Watt follows.
""This is Rip Tide in a 660ml that we made exclusively for Total Wine and More (a US chain). By offering them something unique we were able to ensure they listed Punk and Hardcore

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (1070) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 29, 2015
butelka, warka 26/05/20, na szybko: wszystko wlasciwie cacy, jest kawa, jest czekolada, sa ciemne owoce (choc malo, bardziej sliwki niz rodzynki)... nie ma chleba czy pumpernikla... jest niezle schowany alkohol (choc po ogrzaniu sie jakby delikutasny rozpuszczalnik gdzies w tle)... jest palonosc... ale w ustach ta palonosc strasznie zakwasza piwa, za mocno jak na moj gust. jest tez niezbyt duzo ciala, latwowypijalne piwo. szkoda, kwaskowatosci przegietej. zepsula.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mateuszk (1379) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle. Very good stout - chocolate, roastiness with solid dose of hops in taste and to bitter it. Medium body, soft carbonation, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
Bottle at Brewdog in Leeds. Lovely chocolatey and lactose aroma. Tasty strong stout, good quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
birocotsios (97) - - DEC 15, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black with brown head Coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste follows the aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2015
coffee and whiskey aromas, pitch black, white froth, smooth silky chocolate coffee flavour no hint of the alcohol but nothing special really

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nemma (2) - - DEC 4, 2015 does not count
When i poured it, it looked amazing! And the smell was very good too. But it have some bitter aftertaste, what i didnt liked wery well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (1996) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 2, 2015
Pours a pitch black color, topped with a hefty and quite lasting dark beige colored head. Gentle chocolatey aroma with somem sweet fruity notes which change midway to more liquor-like. Taste is roasty, slight soury fruits notes with nice and quite present bitterness. A bit boozy, with coffee in the aftertaste. Very silky and creamy body, full taste, strong, though still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew_Cat (107) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @home, proudly celebrating St Andrews Day. Pours opaque black, with rich creamy lasting beige head. Full body, excellent lacing, dry bitter finish, strong bitter aftertaste, smooth oily rich mouthfeel, average carbonation. Strong aromas and tastes of roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruits, cherries, citrus peel, brown sugar. Long lasting chocolate notes. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1164) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Aromat: kawa, porto, czekolada gorzka, melasa, paloność, alkohol. Raczej wytrawnie.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, pod światło rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i dość trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: lekka słodycz, złamana kwaskowością i wytrawne nuty palonych słodów - kawa, czekolada gorzka, lekka paloność, melanoidyny, melasa, nuty winne oraz alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, głównie słodowa, lekko ziołowa, nieco drażniąca, umiarkowanie długa. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i słodowo- winna końcówka. Całkiem udane piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
creppyiceman (202) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma:chocolate,roasty aroma, some coffee notes,smell of dark fruits(cherries and plums). Appearance:pitch black,medium-size brown head with nice lacing. Taste:dry,flavour of chocolate,coffee and dark fruits combined with ash roastyness,light sourness,long roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body,soft carbonation light note of alcohol. Overall:Nice, well-made imperial stout.

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