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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 928   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2012
This is a phenomenal beer! Pours a fantastic oil black body, holds a nice thick brown head which slowly dissipates into the beer! This stout aroma is just really amazing; strong chocolate and coffee highlights compliment a malt tone. Slick mouth feel, quite a fruity chocolate taste, a tinge of hops can come through on a hearty drink. This beer really is something special, itís by far one of the best brewdog beers, stouts and off the shelve beers I have ever had!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (591) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 2, 2013
Bottled. One of my top five beers ever! Everything about this beer is perfect! And the best thing is that it is available 24/7 ;D

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Swords Vic Market. Full marks. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, and rum. Taste is sweet and bitter, with long length. Palate is syrupy and full bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3195) - Georgia, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Strong, smoky aroma has firm tones of molasses and chocolate as well as hints of licorice and caramel. It all but screams "Drink me!" to a lover of good stouts. It pours a dark, slightly reddish sable with a thick, fluffy, and fairly persistent tan head that leaves heavy lacing. Mouth-filling flavor has smoky, chocolate and molasses tones with hints of coffee and caramel. It is slightly sweet, which balances a subtle bitter tang. Full-bodied texture is smooth as almond milk and just fizzy enough to let you know this is beer. Very satisfying.
Earlier Rating: 12/18/2009 Total Score: 4.7
Aroma is strong, oily and smoky with an undertone of fine roast coffee and a hint of molasses. It pours a dark-chocolate brown, opaque and nearly black, with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent head. Rich flavor fills the mouth with roast coffee, molasses, unsweetened chocolate, caramel and even a bit of hops. Texture is jagged, fizzy and lively. This beer is NOT for the timid!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 3, 2010
mmmm.... warm, chocolatey, malty warmness, whiskey tones floating throughout. A lovely scotch whiskey aftertaste lingers for so long you almost donít notice the lovely bitter tang of the hops. This is damn near perfect.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Balazs (785) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2010
Dark brown body with white head. Roasted aroma less dominant compared to other stouts I had, more of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Oily, dense, rich mouth-feel with just the right bitterness. Hard not to love..

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
greenclansman (734) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 18, 2011
Bottle 330ml. Black color with small foam. Coffee and chocolate taste and after taste. Intense alcohol. One of the most full body beers I ever had. Brew Dog never fails.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
themightyjag (155) - - DEC 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Rich tan head, very dark body. Nose is cacao and some hops, flavour is coffee, chocolate, liquorice. Rich, thick mouth feel with light carbonation. Aftertaste of bitter, burned chocolate. An excellent imperial stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SanfordBrewer (1390) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Opaque black, thin bubbly tan head, coating full body, medium carbonation.

Aroma: black malts, liquid smoke, soy sauce, bitter sweet chocolate, damp stone minerality. Very rich and heavy. I donít know how, but it smells like ancient Scotland, with dank stone and smokey thatch.

Taste: lots of astringent black malts, charcoal, mushroom, soy sauce, cola, slight alcohol, and a touch of bready yeast. Flavors are really dark.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tyler_durden (116) - ITALY - SEP 28, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Bottle @ eataly bologna. It pours deep black with a tiny head on top. Chocolate, coffee and caramel at first, but then here it is the bitterness. A very sweet bitterness. I love this beer!


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