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

bottled
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RATINGS: 967   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thearmi (25) - Riga, - MAR 21, 2013
A wonderful stout that has some of the features of an IPA - you can feel the hops in the taste as well as in the aftertaste. The special BrewDog sense is here. Not a fan of stouts, however, this one is maybe the best stout I have tried.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RickFifty (500) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2015
Dark brown color, beige head. Roasted malt nose, brown sugar, vanilla, licorice, coffee. Sweet taste, chocolate, roasted malt, fruity, light bitterness, hint of coffee. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (387) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 20, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Black, brown head. Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, dark syrup, berries. Palate: Medium to full body, smooth carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (62) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2015
33cl bottle. Pours pitch black with minimal brown head. Aroma is burned toast, coffee and hay. Taste is a bit´sweet , nicely balancing the average bitterness and saltiness. Aftertaste is dark and bready with the chocolate notes pushing through. Well-made and balanced, but maybe a bit boring beer. Needs more ageing?

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
47574xeCD (270) - God’s Country, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Poured a deep dark brown with a red tinge. Medium tan head that soon thins. Roasted chocolate malty notes, hoppy as well. dry finish and very nice on the palate. Quite impressed with this, but its Brewdog isn’t it...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cagou007 (338) - FRANCE - JAN 2, 2015
Pours deep brown color with thin tan head. Nose is chocolate.Huge chocolate aroma, toast and nuts. Sweet taste, light bitter finish with a coffee hint. Easy drinkable and aromatic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 6/1/2014 Total Score: 4
Pours deep black with thick creamy tan head. Aromas are roasted malts, liquorice, herbs, chocolate and caramel. Oily texture, full body, low carbonation. Sweet and dry finish. Very enjoyable and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (878) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle 0,66l. Pours an opaque colour with a brown medium head that diminish into a nice lacing. Aroma of coffee, alcohol, liqour, orange zest, hazelnut, dark cacao beans and stings the nostrils. Taste of alcohol, chocolate, lactose, coffee and hazelnut. Slightly bitter in the end. Full body, light carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 2/18/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Bottle 0.33. Little and fading head, black. nose with dark fruits, liquorice, nice but atipical for brewdog and stout. semifull body a tight grip and some length. chockolate, sweet licuorice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (717) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
33cl bottle from archives. ,malty, chocolate and hoppy. Not a imperial stout i want to see. Not bad,but there are better.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (565) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2014
33cl bottle at home from Csak a jo sor, Budapest. Body is pitch black, head is medium, brown, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is dark fruits, mild coffee, Aroma is dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, dried fruits, raisins, light ash. Taste is light to medium sweet, heavy roasty bitter, hint of sourness. Finish is long lasting hoppy roasty bitter, tons of coffee, light sweetness, light of liqueurish alcohol warmth, more hops at the end. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, heavy still easily drinkable, strong flavor, great one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GarageBrewer80 (67) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
Flaska från SB. Doft av kaffe och torkade fikon. Generös smak av kaffe, mörk choklad, mörk sirap och torkad frukt. Ganska rund och lättdrucken. Liten torr efterbeska.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
33 cl systembolaget. Upptäckte att jag missat denna brewdog. Fantastisk god med smak av choklad. Väldigt len i smaken trots alkoholen!


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