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

bottled
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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5082) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget, Malmö, Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate and spicy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (357) - Skui, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2013 Svart med høyt fyldig skum. Aroma er ristet malt, mild sjokolade og vag duft av kaffe. Den smaker malt og kaffe, samt svak sjokolade. Munnfølelelsen er også bra, ganske bitter. Nokså tørr er den også. Medium+ tykk konsistens. Jeg liker andre Imperial Stouts fra Brewdog bedre, f.eks Cocoa Psycho, men denne er ikke dum den heller.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle @ home. 660mL Old World Russian Imperial Stout (8.2% abv). Not really sure where I got this, but I think I’ve had it for a couple of years. Pours a deep brown appearance with a big thick dark brown head. Carbonation is very heavy. Somewhat spicy/peaty, dark roasted chocolate malty, burnt, slightly herbal aroma. Very, very roasty flavor with lots of chocolate, a touch of anise, and some slightly herbal bitter hoppy notes. Kind of a fun beer but the carbonation sure is high.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (149) - - NOV 24, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 It is a dark black, with a red glow, with a very nice light brown thick head. In the nose there a very nice moderate smokey touch besides the coffee of roasted malts. It is a full to thick bodied beer, with a low carbonation. The beer is soft and creamy, and in the taste there is smoke, coffee, bitter, licht sweet and alcohol. The aftertaste is creamy coffee bitter, with an alcohol touch in the end. A very nice stout, nice bottle, ideal to share! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMA (113) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2013
Pitch-black with a small brown head. Complex, malty and a bit sweet taste with a full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (901) - SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours black with a dense small-bubble brown head. Aroma is lightly roasted chocolate, coffee, milk chocolate, licorice. Taste is increasingly bitter chocolate with a mid-dry bitter chocolate finish, some coffee notes as well. Medium body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Abrakarl (249) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2013
A bit weak among all these heavy imperial stouts. Coffee and chocolate sure, but weak and slightly boring for a lovely style. Will not have it again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1703) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. This is a really solid impy with great roasted malts and big hop flavour. High price point though.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (554) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget (26:-). Härlig, rostad doft, kaffe och kakao, men framför allt mjölkchoklad. I den rostade smaken finns det kaffe, lakrits, trä, ganska torr med en hyfsad beska. Med tanke på den höga alkoholhalten är den förvånansvärt tunn på något sätt. En god och trevlig stout, framför allt doften.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
An excellent example of the style and a superb way of completing a tasting session. Full bodied and well balanced it makes a great complement to a strong cheese and/or chocolate desert.


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