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


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 1012   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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

Fatehunter's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fatehunter (1833) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. A big two fingers of tan head on top of a black body. Smells of rich chocolate, roasted malt, dry barley and a hint of burnt malt at the end. It tastes like a dark chocolate bar, bittersweet, a little boozy, and burnt wood. Delicious. Thick and sticky body, low carbonation. A big and bold stout. Bring your friends to help you with this powerhouse.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brew_Cat (98) - St. Ives, Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle @home, proudly celebrating St Andrews Day. Pours opaque black, with rich creamy lasting beige head. Full body, excellent lacing, dry bitter finish, strong bitter aftertaste, smooth oily rich mouthfeel, average carbonation. Strong aromas and tastes of roasted barley, coffee, dark chocolate, dried fruits, cherries, citrus peel, brown sugar. Long lasting chocolate notes. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1073) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Aromat: kawa, porto, czekolada gorzka, melasa, paloność, alkohol. Raczej wytrawnie.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, pod światło rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i dość trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: lekka słodycz, złamana kwaskowością i wytrawne nuty palonych słodów - kawa, czekolada gorzka, lekka paloność, melanoidyny, melasa, nuty winne oraz alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, głównie słodowa, lekko ziołowa, nieco drażniąca, umiarkowanie długa. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i słodowo- winna końcówka. Całkiem udane piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
creppyiceman (148) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma:chocolate,roasty aroma, some coffee notes,smell of dark fruits(cherries and plums). Appearance:pitch black,medium-size brown head with nice lacing. Taste:dry,flavour of chocolate,coffee and dark fruits combined with ash roastyness,light sourness,long roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body,soft carbonation light note of alcohol. Overall:Nice, well-made imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bloodbuzzdean (35) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
8%abv. Purchased at Doghouse, Merchant City. Nice coffee chocolate aroma, black colour with medium brown head. Bitter and alcohol taste with bitter finish. Decent imperial stout but Cocoa Psycho is way better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiezmar (30) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Very nice appearance. In aroma choclate, a little bit of coffee and alcohol. In tase choclate, coffe, finish is sour. Bitterness could be stronger. Nice beer but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (381) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
W aromacie głównie czekolada, nieco palności i likier. Aromat ładny, aczkolwiek nie jest bardzo intensywny. Barwa czarna, beżowa, średnioobfita, drobnopęcherzykowa piana ładnym lacingiem. W smaku średnio - jest pusto, wodniście. W tle jest kawa, ale rozrobiona z wodą, jest też trochę likieru. Goryczka średnia, niewiele jest też słodyczy. Jak piłem Old World RISa, to miałem wrażenie, że jest lepszy, słodszy o wiele, a tutaj pustka i brak. Słabo. Warka do 26.05.2020

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (190) - torino, ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
Nero impenetrabile, bel cappello di schiuma marrone di lunga durata. Odore tostato, caramello, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia, liquore. Molto corposa, oleosa, pastosa. Sapore come in aroma: tostato, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia. Alcool nascosto bene. Amaro finale lungo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 9, 2015
Brown bottle, 330ml, cork and cask. Pours dense black with a medium brown tan head subsiding slowly. Scent is medium smoked stout with light caramel and toffee hints. Taste is slightly spicy with a nice earthy, grape, wine feeling. Mouth feel is nice and dense, viscous and not oily or syrup. Finish us a light ethanol. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artiredbirds (258) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2015
Слишком просто и проходи& для имперца, душа брюдога не раскрыв& радуют легкий футфети& следы кофейны& аромато&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nofearhatmatt (37) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Very dark pour - almost black, with a light brown head. Tastes of strong coffee and dark fruits. Strong beer, but not overly alcoholic. Hangs on the palate like a good whiskey. Great beer.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 102

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50