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

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RATINGS: 936   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10683) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle at home in London. Thanks Paul. Pours black with reddish hints and a creamy, tan head. Has some dry and roasty malts in the aroma, with hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor, some mossy earth, moderate roast, light raw cocoa. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Roasty finish, more moss and earth, light burnt sugar. Fairly dynamic. Good stuff.
Earlier Rating: 1/22/2011 Total Score: 4.1
Bottle shared at Whole Foods with Lyoli. Oily, black pour with a thick, beige head. Tons of chocolate, roasty malts on the nose. Great flavor, impeccably balanced, lots of mocha, smokey alcohol, sugary charcoal. Full bodied, warming with smooth carbonation. Very mild burn on the finish, lots of sweetness and medium length roasted malt linger. Great beer, incredibly drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10545) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle from Belmont Party. Poured a clear dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol aroma. Heavy bittersweet roasted malty flavor with a heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HenrikSoegaard (10476) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 11, 2008
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Moderate hoppy and malty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Bitter finish. Moderate bitter average finish. Creamy palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (10435) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 21, 2011
Malzig, wenig herb, die Aromen scheinen nicht wirklich stark präsent zu sein, halbherzig. Mittelwürzig, zum Ende aromatischer werdend. Auch die zum Ende hin im Vordergrund stehende Malzigkeit ist weniger stark als erwartet, könnte würziger/kräftiger sein. Test vom 28.3.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,10,11,11,10,10 - 10,50

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (10420) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, hop. Flavour is coffee, hop, roasted malt, chococolate. Nice beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Black with tiny short lasting head. Sweet char aroma with liquerice and smoky notes. Sweet flavor with smoky, char and liquerice notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10291) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 18, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2008 Bottle. Black with a creamy steady light brown head leaving a very good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some liquorice and chocolate. Very good filling mouthfeel. The flavour is soft and smooth with a very nice roasty maltiness and comfortable bitterness, dark chocolate, alcohol and some liquorice. Thanks a lot for this beer yespr!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10254) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Glasgow. Bottle) Black color, brown head. Malty chocolate aroma with some hops bringing balance. Maltyu chocolate flavor, nice long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2009
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. Fluffy small light brown head. Light chocolate, ligth alcohol, light roast, light cocoa. A bit subdued. Chocolate, liqourice, light herbs, light prunes and roast. Nicely balanced. Medium to full bodied. Quite dry. Sweet and fruity roasted end. Has some alcohol warmth on lips and palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10136) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2008
Black/brown with a small and loose head and a low carbonation. The aroma has notes of sweet licorice, coffee and hints of smoke. The flavour has notes of sweet licorice, light smoke, coffee and a light bitterness, that develops citrus notes during the long finish. This nice beer has a good and full body!


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