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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1047   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   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

peral2's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
peral2 (579) - - MAR 2, 2014
Sjuttiofemcentiliters flaska från Systembolaget . Mörk mörk brun med brungul skumkrona. Arom av kaffe och något fruktliknande. Riktigt god, lång eftersmak. Alkoholen väl gömd . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2012 Total Score: 3.9
Draft at Ölrepubliken Göteborg . Pours almost black with a large nice head. Aroma of chocolate and fudge and taste of the same. No alcohol in the palate and very "warming" ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
8%ABV. Stout. Poured out black and syrupy. 40ºSRM. Nose has faint aroma of curing silicone, chinese medicine, liniment. Hints of charcoal and coffee. Mouthfeel is carbonated and surprisingly light. Palate has charcoal, burnt twigs, blackened grain. There are fruity flavors of raisins, dates. Nice little hit of clean alcohol, you notice it more because it appears the same time on the palate as this straight vertical bitter front. Finish is a little ashy. Goes on Favorites List!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (193) - - OCT 4, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Intense aroma of roasted malts - black coffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice. Full body with a soft mouthfeel and nearly no carbonation. Medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is smooth with caramel, coffee, ash, oak and some alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (603) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokos666 (183) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruramikael (105) - 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,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4691) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jakubwloszcz (187) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2506) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2045) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (315) - 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"

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