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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1045   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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


2.8
   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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nemma (3) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (2344) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew_Cat (119) - 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!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1307) - Z±bki, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
creppyiceman (458) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bloodbuzzdean (42) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
8%abv. Purchased at Doghouse, Merchant City. Nice coffee chocolate aroma, black colour with medium brown head. Bitter and alcohol taste with bitter finish. Decent imperial stout but Cocoa Psycho is way better.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiezmar (293) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Very nice appearance. In aroma choclate, a little bit of coffee and alcohol. In tase choclate, coffe, finish is sour. Bitterness could be stronger. Nice beer but nothing more.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (560) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
W aromacie głównie czekolada, nieco palności i likier. Aromat ładny, aczkolwiek nie jest bardzo intensywny. Barwa czarna, beżowa, średnioobfita, drobnopęcherzykowa piana ładnym lacingiem. W smaku średnio - jest pusto, wodniście. W tle jest kawa, ale rozrobiona z wodą, jest też trochę likieru. Goryczka średnia, niewiele jest też słodyczy. Jak piłem Old World RISa, to miałem wrażenie, że jest lepszy, słodszy o wiele, a tutaj pustka i brak. Słabo. Warka do 26.05.2020

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (248) - torino, ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
Nero impenetrabile, bel cappello di schiuma marrone di lunga durata. Odore tostato, caramello, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia, liquore. Molto corposa, oleosa, pastosa. Sapore come in aroma: tostato, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia. Alcool nascosto bene. Amaro finale lungo.


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