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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: 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


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charlotte (5050) - rødovre, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2009
Black colour with almost no head.Aroma of rosted malt,caramel and dark chocolate.Flavor has a smooth note of dark berries,feels a bit oily with short finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2009
Bottle, can’t remember from where. I do like Brewdogs beers a lot and this is no exception. Pretty much black in colour with a light creamy brown head. Like Wes Brown. Smells sweet but not too much, dark chocolate and rich fruit cake. Hardly any bitterness in the taste which certainly puts lead in my pencil. Smooth and nice with the alcohol in there but perfectly adding to everything. Very nice thank you very much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (8188) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Clear dark ruby body. Coffee choccolate aroma with a bit of hops bitterness in the background. Sttrong and lovely coffee flavor with choccolate. Very nice palate. Can almost feel the coffee beans. Strong but still smooth and nice without alcohol taste. Low carbonation and a very long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8369) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle. Opaque, shiny black with a thin, rather disappointing head. Aroma of burnt wood, smoke, coffee, vanilla. Strong flavor of roasted malts, coffee, alcohol heat, chocolate. Rich and somewhat complex, with bitter, burnt, dry finish. Body not enough to match the flavor-somewhat watery. Nice, tasty, bitter stout, but not the best package altogether.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2010 33 cl bottle. Black color, moderate beige/tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, hops and hints of liqorice. Flavor is smooth roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Dry finish. A nice rock´n´roll beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2009
Nearly black body with the fiantest head I’ve seen lately. Roasted malts, chocolate, overripe dark fruit, light vanilla, and slight smoked sausage in the aroma. The body wants to be thick and creamy, but comes off a bit watery. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, some plum, black coffee, and burnt sugar. A decent stout BUt I have to say I was mildly disappointed.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (10317) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2009
Just OK stout from this brewery which makes some great barrel aged stuff. The stout is quaffable, its not offensive, but there is no complexity,nor bold flavours.With so many good double stouts out there, why waste your bucks on this premium priced import. A bit above average mouthfeel and black colour with a moderate head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
duganc (20) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2009
Bomber. Smokey malty aroma with slight caramel. Pours with a thin tan head that dissipates quickly. Palate is medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter. Decent flavor with chocolate, candy and burnt smoke. Slightly weaker brother of Wyerbacher’s Old Heathen

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (3161) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2009
Nice and smooth impy stout but lacking some of the complexity of some of the big guns. Aroma is mostly bittersweet chocolate with a tinge of plum. Flavor is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Relatively quick on the finish and an almost too hopped bitterness. Creamy texture is nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JAN 6, 2009
Bottle. Black coloured with a nice light brown lacing head. Aromas of roasted malts, hops, chocolate and caramel. Flavour of coffee, dark fruit, sweet malts, licorice and bitter hops.


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