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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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft. Pours hazy dark brown blackish with tan head. Nose was cacao, coffee, earthy dark roasty malt. Tasted thick and rich with dark malt, cacao, mild coffee, hops, and molasses. Some heat becomes apparent as it warms. This one is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
wowowest (3) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Arom: kaffe, syra, torr. Lite skum. Smak: märkbar spritsmak, mjuk kaffe. Härlig textur på flaska men oväntat spretig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (281) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Butelka 0.66L. Idealnie czarne, beżowa ładna, zbita piana, średnioobfita i bardzo ładnie znaczy szkło - świetna. Aromat (jak na RISa delikatny) suszona śliwka, czekolada, praliny, dość słodki lekko alkoholowy. Smak mocno palony, kawowy, trochę słodki. Alkohol wyczuwalny ale przyjemnie dopełnia smak, dobrze ułożony. Duża pełnia, aż lekko zalepiające. Wysycenie niskie ale odpowiednie. Goryczka średnia, lekko kawowa, chmielowa i może odrobinę alkoholowa. Finish długi, kawowy. Bardzo dobry RIS ale trochę złożoności do Paradoxów mu brakuje. Może jakby troch e poleżał to jeszcze przyjemniej by się ułożył.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (953) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2012. lote 001 hasta 05-05-2013. Stout con cuerpo y sabores tostados café y chocolate con un alcohol de 8 vol que la potencian bastante. Para repetir de nuevo sin problemas, no esta nada mal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (258) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Härlig arom av bröd. Skön värme av alkohol. Brända toner och en len känsla i munnen. Fint brunt skum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (336) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Deep , shiny black colour, with a great "metallic " stout aroma. Luxurious , creamy mouth feel. Very drinkable for its abv, you could drink a pint very easily. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tried it on tap at Bishops Arms Gustav in Malmö. One of their better beers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peral2 (570) - SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2014
Sjuttiofemcentiliters flaska från Systembolaget . Mörk mörk brun med brungul skumkrona. Arom av kaffe och något fruktliknande. Riktigt god, lång eftersmak. Alkoholen väl gömd . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Draft at Ölrepubliken Göteborg . Pours almost black with a large nice head. Aroma of chocolate and fudge and taste of the same. No alcohol in the palate and very "warming" ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arsol (558) - NORWAY - FEB 26, 2014
Svart farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter kaffe og noe kakao.Fyldig og også godt karbonert. God bitter ettersmak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
tore_pettersen (195) - - FEB 25, 2014
Svart med offwhite tynt skum. Lukter kaffe og mørk sjokolade, smak av kaffe og mørk sjokolade. Veldig besk, tørr ettersmak.

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