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


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RATINGS: 1040   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

thearmi's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thearmi (31) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1752) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dahlstrom (202) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 25, 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, but is weaker; still lots of chocolate. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. "A price worthy imperial stout"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1202) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Completely dark body, medium to big sized tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, some hoppy notes in the background. Taste begins with chocolate candy, turns to bitter kick with hints of alcohol and finishes with really long cocoa wonderfulness. Full body, soft carbonated. Really nice. //Bottle from Pivoteka

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vighals (2845) - Sřrumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Svart med hřyt lys brunt skum. Lukter mřrk sjokolade, noe kakaopulver, svisker, noe trevirke, noe rřkt lukt mener jeg ĺ finne ogsĺ, middels fylde. Salt lakris, pepperig, mřrk sjokoladebitterhet, lett sřtlighet mot svisker. Middels lang.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KW92 (1097) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAY 16, 2016

Butelka z datą: 26.05.2020
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości.
AROMAT: Mało intensywny. Ciemne słody. Delikatna paloność, zapach "skóry". W tle nuty kawowe.
SMAK: Wytrawne. Mocno kawowe. Brak jakiejkolwiek kontry. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Goryczka wysoka, raczej krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Dość jednostajne i co tu dużo mówić nie zachwycające niczym szczególnym. Mało jest tutaj RIS’a w RIS’ie.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klu9 (399) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Przeciętny stout, w smaku trochę zbyt wyraźny alkohol, wytrawne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 7, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (649) - POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Perfekcyjnie uwarzony przeciętniak. Taka imperialna wersja guinnessa. Jest ok, ale dupska nic nie urywa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SinH4 (2330) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is fresh, chocolate, coffee. Taste is espresso, dry coffee, some chocolate, quite bitter. Finish is espresso. Not excellent. Feels a bit too fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aragh (204) - POLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Brunatne, gęsta, wysoka, beżowa, oblepiająca szkło piana. Zapach dość niewyraźny, ale da się wywąchać suszone owoce, paloność i czekoladę. W smaku trochę nietypowe - wytrawne, jest wyraźna kwaśność śliwkowo-cytrusowa i gorycz palono-pestkowa, a wszystkiemu towarzyszy kawowe tło. To czego brakuje to jakikolwiek słodki akcent dla balansu. Poza tym, piwo ma jakoś tak za mało ciała.

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