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

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RATINGS: 972   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2009
on cask at Rattle&Hum, NYC. body is blackish with mahogany edges. dark tan thin creamy head. coffee and roasted malt aroma, a bit of chocolate and vanilla extract too. body is smooth and glossy. flavor is just a little hoppy bitter at the start, then coffee and roasted malt, licorice/anise, a bit of baking chocolate. bitter/dry aftertaste.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (905) - - FEB 26, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are dark chocolate, roasted malts, and some bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jamedra (589) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 16, 2015
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je znát po kakaových bobech s nádechem ovocné šťávy a lehkým závanem alkoholu. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, nízká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temně rubínová. Chuť je znát po mléčné čokoládě s pomerančovou kůrou, finiš je středně hořký a držící, lehce alkoholový. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je vcelku dobře pitelné. Jedná se o zajímavý imperial stout

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ston3s42 (13) - - FEB 5, 2015
Quite dark appearance. Thick and taste of coffee, broccoli and fox. (the candy) Long and tasteful aftertaste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2156) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2015
330ml bottle from cellar, BBF 2011. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a brown head. Roasted, quite complex, developed aroma, chocolate, coffee, licorice, tar, caramel, hops, earth, ashes, faint smoke. Off-dry, full bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2. Roasted, complex, developed taste, chocolate, coffee beans, licorice, tar, iodine, ashes, hops. Quite nice, holds together pretty well after such a long time in the cellar. Finishes a tiny bit dry/astringent, but otherwise pretty well balanced. (2015-02-03)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy_Luke (423) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (532) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black, brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, dark syrup, berries. Palate: Medium to full body, smooth carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (84) - 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?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (391) - 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...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (346) - 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.


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