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

worldbeertaste's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1759) - West Midlands, - JUL 8, 2012
Dark black with a red tint with a lacy lasting brown head with nice lasting lacing. Smells of strong malt, caramel sweetness and chocolate, smokey roast with some vanilla. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Sweet malt with a nice roasted chocolate, coffee and burnt. Some grapefruit bitterness. Very enjoyable to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2743) - 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,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gluepot (199) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Continues (110) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Achel (240) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scottm2588 (34) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (522) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (313) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turtles (771) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
330ml bottle from Systembolaget. Black with a creamy beige head, leaves a lot lacing. Roasted aroma, chocolate and bitter cocoa. Mild carbonated, dry but also slightly creamy mouthfeel. Taste is full of oasted notes mixed with sweetness, chocolate and cocoa, vanilla and caramel. Finish dry with pleasant dark chocolate bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (569) - - SEP 8, 2015
Pours almost black opaque colour, with light brown stable creamy head. Aroma without note of an alcohol, with hints of dark chocolate, oat and roasted barley. Flavor: alcohol is mild/medium noticable. Taste is firstly sweet, with malty notes of dark chocolate, cocoa powder and vanilla. Finish is surprisingly long bitter, with fruity/herbal esters. Body is soft, malt sweetness is mild medium, hop bitterness is medium to high. Carbonation is soft.

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