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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
haakonjo (22) - - MAR 13, 2012
Black (at least in this light) with a thin dark tan head. The aroma is alcohol, slight petroleum/oily, chocolate, leather and sweet dark fruit. Taste is more more dark fruits, malts and coffee with too much alcoholtaste imo. Good, but far from my favourite stout.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This was really nice. It’s a good gateway to some of their more extreme stouts. Worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (46) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Very smoky flavor. Black body, brown head. Roasty after taste... Ok stout...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Imperial Stout noire, 8%, 330ml -noire huile; mousse beige veloutée -nez cassonade, cacao, vanille, anis -fruits rouges (jujubes), café, mocha, réglisse rouge -ronde et corsée -finale réglisse rouge, torréfaction (graine de café); amertume café, sucré choco Co=3.5 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=2 Arr=3.5 Ac=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ixwhyzed (13) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 4, 2014
Asskicking good beer. A bit too dark for my taste, but considering the fact that I am not an beer expert, it was sure great to taste it!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
Nja den går alltid ner. Inte tröttnat på den än men inget jag köper hem jätteofta heller ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (481) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
W aromacie mnóstwo czekolady i kakao, słodko - gorzki. W smaku podwyższona pełnia, czekolada, dobrze ukryty alkohol, troszkę ziołowa goryczka. Bardzo solidny RIS, choć do najlepszych mu daleko.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (556) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, suave. Muy buena Imperial Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (286) - SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
@Nedre Mölla 25/6-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Chocolate, cacao, notes of licorice and raisins(?). Taste: Chocolate, cacao, notes of licorice, sweetness. Body is medium to full, the finish is dry and medium bitter with taste of chocolate/cacao.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Aroma: light coffee, dark chocolate, toasted malts. Appearance: dark brown/black, small beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: dark ripe fruits, chocolate, notes of espresso, sweets intensify, continue, light bitters at the long finish. Overall: great Imperial Stout, not too intense yet quite complex. Bottle from BottleDog Kings Cross, Holborn.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 29, 2014
Illata némiképp visszafogottabb ízvilágot sejtet, mint amire számítani lehetett, s valóban, az ízek intenzitása véletlenül sem megy a könnyen fogyaszthatóság rovására. Fő jellegzetessége a kávés, tejes, pörkölt zamatok ízharmóniája a komló erőteljes háttértámogatásával. A mindent letaroló, robusztus jelleg ez esetben tehát mérsékeltebben érvényesül, könnyedebb hangvétele miatt azonban talán a mérsékeltebb befogadókészséggel bírók érdeklődésére is számot tarthat.


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