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

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RATINGS: 940   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1638) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2014
Keg @ Brewdog Birmingham. Pours black with tan head. A somewhat light taste considering it’s an Imperial Stout, with whispers of liquorice, sweet chocolate and a decent bitterness. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
balrogh1051 (7) - Budaörs, - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
A brew dog-ok külseje mindig is lenyűgözött. Amikor először megláttam az üveget és a címkét, rögvest inni akartam mindegyik fajtából. Miután megkóstoltam, rájöttem, nem csak a címkéjét szeretem majd ennyire.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
nightrave (6) - dublin, IRELAND - MAY 13, 2014 does not count
A very subtile stout, not too bitter. Smooth coffee notes. Head was quite plain. This would be one of the few stouts you could drink more than 1 in a row.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gegwilson (1167) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog. Thanks to Pix for picking it up. Pours black with a tan head. A nice sweet stout with chocolate and coffee. Finishes quite bitter and earthy. Rich and tasty. A great pudding beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JeyAre (214) - - APR 27, 2014
Black espresso colour with very thin brown head. Smells creamy roasty and chocolotish. Quite similar taste, like a good stout. Not exactly my kind of beer but really and enjoyable one! Good overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (637) - CROATIA - APR 27, 2014
Bottle 330 ml. Pours dark brown with small white head. Malty aroma. Roasted malts flavor with some chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
campbega (70) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
330 ml bottle direct from BrewDog. Pours dark brown with cracking chocolate head. Aromas of dark roast malt, cocoa and coffee. Fantastic, full bodied, bitter imperial stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7421) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffeebohnen.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (776) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy dark brown body with a medium tan head. Starts off with roasted malt and coffee, while finishing off with bitterness and alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2134) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Big creamy chocolate nose, with some coffee and licorice. Dark brown with translucent edges. Light pruney intitial / mild choco and herbs / light finish. Medium body and a bit sticky, with a dry finish. Nice. Could use a little more body.


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