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

bottled
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RATINGS: 950   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


Piero1987's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, - JAN 20, 2013
Black with beige creamy head. Chocolate, coffee and toast malt aroma. At taste is smooth, light sweet with coffee and roasted flavour.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Humlehode (120) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2014
Pours black with brown head. Prominent roasted, smoked, coffee and chocolate notes. Too much for my liking. Also slightly unpleasant aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stuj01 (14) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2014
Tasty and nice starter of an evening. Smells nice and will be great to a steak.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (521) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle from 2009. Pours inky black with a thin tan head, rapidly diminishing, little lacing. Aromas of chocolate, oak, coffee, dates, toast, grass. Full body, smooth, low carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Well balanced and enjoyable. Alcohol content is well hidden. Other than the loss of carbonation, it aged very well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2224) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 6, 2014
Bottle @ BrewDog, Manchester [301004]
Pitch black, big tan head, some lacing
Aroma of rich dark malts, soft roasted malts
Taste of rich dark malts, rich smooth roast, smooth bit savoury malts, dab of bitter chocolate, quite complex
Palate - Medium carb, Medium to full body, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour, no burnt roast
Overall - Surprised I hadn’t rated this until now. It’s been going for years but it’s still a really nice impy

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
Cozy, but clear smell; like sweet vegetables and honey. Alcohol-intensive with hints of dark chocolate, prunes and pipe tobacco. The aftertaste is very local in the back end of the palate, and is smoky.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grubypawel (56) - - OCT 9, 2014
Pours a pitch black body with a beige head. A smoky aroma and a lightly bitter taste. The finish slowly kicks in with hints of coffee and chocolate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KucuIsten (2) - - OCT 9, 2014 does not count
Strong, tastey and delicious. It has a heavy body and a gentle bite. Smell like flowers, but thats a joke before you zaste it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
metalspice (112) - Jevnaker, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2014
Svart med tynt skum. lukt med lakris og kaffe. samme i smaken med litt tørket aprikos. Litt bitterhet i ettersmaken. God varme fra alkoholen.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martin00sr (817) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
Black with small tan head. Aroma has roasted malt and milk chocolate. Flavour has more dark roast, a little licorice and sweetness with moderately bitter ending. A touch too sweet for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (346) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
A pitch black oily body covered by a surprisingly well-lasting brown head. Nose has sweet aromas of chokolate, roasted malts, coffee and a hint of liquorice. Taste is sweet with a heavy dry roastiness to it, the finish is bitter. Carbonation is quite low and the palate feels nice and rich. Alcohol presence is there but not in a harsh way. Very nice.


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