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

bottled
common

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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


Benjii's rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JUL 20, 2011
In bottle. Black beer with a thick tan head. Nice coffee aromawith some caramel. Flavours of coffee, biter chocolate and roasty malt. A little sweet but this doesn’t overpower the malt character. A respectable beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (554) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Flaska från SB. Svart med brunbeiget skum. Fyllig doft med välrostade toner av kaffe, kola, toffee och härliga bäriga inslag av körsbär. Även saltlakrits, salmiak och rökig chark. Medelstor, fyllig kropp. Ligger nära doften i smaken. En lätt men smakrik och fyllig IS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokos666 (178) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Beer looks nice. Aroma: dried fruits in chocolate and alco, fermentation esters, dark bread and caramel malts, roast. Medium to full body, some alcohol, nice long lasting coffee finish. Good beer, maybe not well balanced and could be thicker but good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruramikael (102) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
chocolate, coffee, spruce, alcohol, black, brown foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4568) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
Old rating rerated 03.08.2016, 0,65l bottle (as Old World Russian Imperial Stout, 8,2%) @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, minerals, grass, butterscotch, dark malts, licorice, sour coffee, raisins, alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet sour-ish mineraly, weeds, dark sugar, grass, sour caramel, minerals, licorice, burnt sugar, sour coffee, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jakubwloszcz (182) - Piastów, POLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana całkiem obfita, beżowa, ładnie oblepia szkło. Aromat czekolady, kawy, są też nuty palone. W smaku jest trochę rozczarowujące, niewiele się tu dzieje. Dość wytrawne, mało wyraziste, najwięcej jest nut kawowych i palonych. Spore wysycenie, goryczka niska i krótka. Przyjemnie się to pije, ale zostawia pewien niedosyt.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle. Almost black, creamy foam. Burnt and roasted aroma,, coffee, chocolate, slightly floral hop, port wine, a hint of oak. Taste: wine, caramel, coffee, caramel, prunes, dried fruits and port wine, spirits, medium hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1972) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 30, 2016
Sweet chocolate liqueur, creme brulee with some dried fruit on top. A hint of alcohol. Roasty, chocolaty and somewhat too bitter for the thinnish body. Solid, but not too smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (295) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2016 33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a medium mocha head. Medium aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and dried fruits. Taste reflects the aroma. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. "A good and very price worthy imperial stout"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1340) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Completely dark body, medium to big sized tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, some hoppy notes in the background. Taste begins with chocolate candy, turns to bitter kick with hints of alcohol and finishes with really long cocoa wonderfulness. Full body, soft carbonated. Really nice. //Bottle from Pivoteka

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (3154) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade, noe kakaopulver, svisker, noe trevirke, noe røkt lukt mener jeg å finne også, middels fylde. Salt lakris, pepperig, mørk sjokoladebitterhet, lett søtlighet mot svisker. Middels lang.


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