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


on tap

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RATINGS: 938   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

olie's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olie (21) - Greater London, - DEC 3, 2012
Rich, dark stout with a thick, chocolate coloured head. Almost black, but with a red tinge. Aroma full of coffee, licorice, tobacco, dark chocolate. Tastes of all those things, but with some surprises- an almost milky chocolate creaminess, and some berries in there too. A definite hoppiness cuts through the cream, but more balanced than in some similar imperial stouts - I would say this is a much better hop/malt blend than Buxton’s Tsar for example, which has a similar load of flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (414) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
330ml brown bottle poured into a Snifter glass. Appearance is opaque brownish black with a medium sized foamy tan head with good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Flavours of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a hint of vanilla and muscovado. Taste is light-medium sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly syrupy texture and soft carbonation. BrewDog Riptide is a good, but compared to the breweries other Imperial Stouts, this lacks character and personality, is therefore somewhat forgettable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ERB92 (263) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
Coffee, chocolate, dried fruits and roasted malts in the aroma. Black with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall a delicious Stout, smooth in the mouth, rich in flavour and some warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (83) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
33cl in bottiglia. Pare che la Brewdog non sbagli un colpo, soprattutto con le scure. Ottima.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This was really nice. It’s a good gateway to some of their more extreme stouts. Worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (53) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Very smoky flavor. Black body, brown head. Roasty after taste... Ok stout...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (76) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Imperial Stout noire, 8%, 330ml -noire huile; mousse beige veloutée -nez cassonade, cacao, vanille, anis -fruits rouges (jujubes), café, mocha, réglisse rouge -ronde et corsée -finale réglisse rouge, torréfaction (graine de café); amertume café, sucré choco Co=3.5 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=2 Arr=3.5 Ac=2 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ixwhyzed (13) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 4, 2014
Asskicking good beer. A bit too dark for my taste, but considering the fact that I am not an beer expert, it was sure great to taste it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (194) - - AUG 1, 2014
Nja den går alltid ner. Inte tröttnat på den än men inget jag köper hem jätteofta heller ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgajdaczewa (488) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 21, 2014
W aromacie mnóstwo czekolady i kakao, słodko - gorzki. W smaku podwyższona pełnia, czekolada, dobrze ukryty alkohol, troszkę ziołowa goryczka. Bardzo solidny RIS, choć do najlepszych mu daleko.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
melush (625) - SPAIN - JUL 19, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color negro. Sabor a malta tostada, chocolate, suave. Muy buena Imperial Stout.

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