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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 962   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
Bottle @ Chris_o shindig 2007. Dark black color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate malty, milk chocolate, licorice, vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a little head. Light roasted malt aroma. Flavour is roasted malty with a light chocolate smoothness. But the flavour is immediately taken over by a strange bitter hoppy flavour, slight herbal. Ends mild bitterness with a distinct BrewDog note.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt and citrusy hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, and hops giving it notes of grass and grapefruit, as well as an alcohol note, that burns in the throat.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of KimJohansen. Clear dark reddish brown with a small rough beige head. Burned malt aroma. Medium-bodied with distinct burned malts, tar and smoke. Also some licorice sweetness. Malt bitter finish. 160408

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy red brown coloured with an off white ehad. Roasted aroma of malts, caramel, coffee and whisky. Roasted flavour of coffee, caramel and whisky. Very dry roasted and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 22, 2007
Bottled. Dark brown colour, small brown head. Aroma is black currant, some slight roasted malts and bigtime licorace. Flavour is spices, roasted malts, a lot of licorace and also some chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19976) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2007
Bottled. Near black. Striking roasty licorice aroma. Salty with solid, dense malt, notes of tar and coffee. Almost full bodied with tarry salty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2007
Cask @ The Rake, Borough. Pours a black color with an off-white head. Roasted fruity malty chocolate aroma with some hints of coffee. Sweet roasted malty chocolate flavor. Has a long warming malty chocolate finish with some hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2011
9th November 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! A dark complex beer. Dry palate and some harshness is offset by fruitiness and sumptuous strength. Sure this was a draft pint !

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 <i>2008-12-03, gravity dispense at Pig´s Ear Festival 2008, London, 7-4-9-4-16=40</i>
Very dark color. It has a quite ordinary aroma, but followed by an extra-ordinary flavor, where the usual caramel and chocolate &&#35;40;and enough sweetness&&#35;41; are followed by a new flavor, maybe wood, maybe nuts, maybe chocolate, maybe pine; impossible to catch but astonishing. Excellent.

<i>2007-09-21, bottle, Stockholm Beer Festival 2007 afterfestival at Per´s, 6-3-7-3-15=34</i>
Dark brown to black color. Light aroma of caramel and sausage. Good body structure, good swwet caramel flavor, some sweet chocolate, round, warming, with correct bitterness. Good.


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