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


on tap

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RATINGS: 997   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (771) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Po piwach od BrewDoga zawsze spodziewam się nietuzinkowych doznań. Imperial Stout miał spełnić te oczekiwania w 100%. I jak się okazało - niemal tak się stało. Kolor czarnej kawy i beżowa, wysoka piana ucieszyły moje oczy! Potem zanurzenie nosa - jest kawa, jest czekolada i... pewna niepokojąca nuta, której nie dopuszczałem do siebie. Pierwszy łyk był jednak pewną obawą. Czekolada i delikatnie kawa - jak najbardziej -dotarły do mnie w pierwszej kolejności. Alkohol nie uderza mimo swojej zawartości... Ale niestety... Poczułem żelazistość, na którą, jak się okazuje, jestem bardzo wyczulony... Nie była zbyt wysoka, ale nie spodziewałem się, że coś takiego może zdarzyć się mojemu ulubionemu browarowi. Zajście to, na szczęście, nie przyćmiło smaku Rip Tide’a i dopiłem go z wielką przyjemnością!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (759) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
Dark brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, vanilla, licorice, coffee. Sweet taste, chocolate, roasted malt, fruity, light bitterness, hint of coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (998) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black, brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, dark syrup, berries. Palate: Medium to full body, smooth carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (177) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with minimal brown head. Aroma is burned toast, coffee and hay. Taste is a bit´sweet , nicely balancing the average bitterness and saltiness. Aftertaste is dark and bready with the chocolate notes pushing through. Well-made and balanced, but maybe a bit boring beer. Needs more ageing?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (707) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Poured a deep dark brown with a red tinge. Medium tan head that soon thins. Roasted chocolate malty notes, hoppy as well. dry finish and very nice on the palate. Quite impressed with this, but its Brewdog isn’t it...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (591) - FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
Pours deep brown color with thin tan head. Nose is chocolate.Huge chocolate aroma, toast and nuts. Sweet taste, light bitter finish with a coffee hint. Easy drinkable and aromatic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2014 Total Score: 4
Pours deep black with thick creamy tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, liquorice, herbs, chocolate and caramel. Oily texture, full body, low carbonation. Sweet and dry finish. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1014) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle 0,66l. Pours an opaque colour with a brown medium head that diminish into a nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, alcohol, liqour, orange zest, hazelnut, dark cacao beans and stings the nostrils. Taste of alcohol, chocolate, lactose, coffee and hazelnut. Slightly bitter in the end. Full body, light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 0.33. Little and fading head, black. nose with dark fruits, liquorice, nice but atipical for brewdog and stout. semifull body a tight grip and some length. chockolate, sweet licuorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (951) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
33cl bottle from archives. ,malty, chocolate and hoppy. Not a imperial stout i want to see. Not bad,but there are better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (1051) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
33cl bottle at home from Csak a jo sor, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brown, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is dark fruits, mild coffee, Aroma is dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, dried fruits, raisins, light ash. Taste is light to medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter, hint of sourness. Finish is long lasting hoppy roasty bitter, tons of coffee, light sweetness, light of liqueurish alcohol warmth, more hops at the end. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, heavy still easily drinkable, strong flavor, great one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (213) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Doft av kaffe och torkade fikon. Generös smak av kaffe, mörk choklad, mörk sirap och torkad frukt. Ganska rund och lättdrucken. Liten torr efterbeska.

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