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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 1029   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ArtificialCyst (219) - Szczecin, POLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle from Elysium. Aroma: Dark chocolate, massive chocolate, bit of fruity notes, noble alcohol, turns annoying with time - feels like booze. Appearance: Great head, nitrogen-like effect, black, minimal ruby reflections. Taste: Bit flat, not very imperial, a lot of alcohol - very strong and getting stronger (finishing the beer is like drinking booze), chocolate, roastiness, hoppy notes, medium bitterness. Palate: Body is full (but low when comparing to other RISs), finish is alcohol and bitterness, sweet. Very poor RIS, a lot of aclohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
egidis (59) - LITHUANIA - OCT 12, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown almost black, small brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, dried fruits and hops. Full body, bitter finish and alcohol notes

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2879) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2015
0,33 l Bottle from Biervana chocolate, roasty, coffee, herbs, black, hazy, frothy, brown foam, light sweetness, very bitter, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (289) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2015
Soft chocolate nose with a chocolate-dominated taste, supported by roasted malt and milk smoothness. A solid hint of hops help round out the different taste levels of this sold IS.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Continues (144) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2015
From bottle. Pours black with big, brown head, good lacing. Hoppy, fruits, warming alcohol, vanilla, herbal. Surprisingly little coffee and chocolate. Oily, flat, full body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (306) - Ioannina, GREECE - SEP 29, 2015
Dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, milk chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottm2588 (95) - Dumbarton, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste is smokey, dark chocolate, liqourice with a bitter lingering finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (647) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle @ home. Aroma of chocolate, black malt, some hops. Black colour, thick tan head, lasting. Malt bitterness, light+ bitterness, light sweetness, some alcohol sweetness. Medium+ body, oily texture, avg. carb., roasted malt bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (465) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 21, 2015
0.33 bottle from Pivoteka Zagreb. Thanks Vi?nja666! Smoked cheese, chocolate and coffee. Very bitter and dry. Dark chocolate. Full body, thick. Roasty malty dry lingering finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8356) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 18, 2015
a little char and cocoa on the nose. Body is medium to heavy. deep roast, char and a bittersweet finish. pretty solid but not a standout imperial.


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