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


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RATINGS: 1042   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

neuromatt's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 23, 2012
660 mL bottle from Total Wine in Tucson, served in a snifter. Pours deep black with a moderate-sized, dense tan head that resembles a well-constructed latte. This slowly fades to a good cover, leaving lots of dense, fine lace. The nose has loads of cocoa, coffee, roasted malts and earth, along with whisky and a healthy dose of hops. The nose continues through the flavour, which is moderately sweet with lots of roasted notes, whiskey and a touch of dark fruit. The finish is long and malty with oak and whisky notes. On the palate, it is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a decent imperial stout. The nose is wonderfully complex, but the body disappoints somewhat with simpler malts than I expected. It is quite nice overall, but not quite in league with the best examples. 2012-06-05

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jakubwloszcz (158) - Piastów, POLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzysta. Piana całkiem obfita, beżowa, ładnie oblepia szkło. Aromat czekolady, kawy, są też nuty palone. W smaku jest trochę rozczarowujące, niewiele się tu dzieje. Dość wytrawne, mało wyraziste, najwięcej jest nut kawowych i palonych. Spore wysycenie, goryczka niska i krótka. Przyjemnie się to pije, ale zostawia pewien niedosyt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (1946) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 5, 2016
Bottle. Almost black, creamy foam. Burnt and roasted aroma,, coffee, chocolate, slightly floral hop, port wine, a hint of oak. Taste: wine, caramel, coffee, caramel, prunes, dried fruits and port wine, spirits, medium hop bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1805) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dahlstrom (241) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 24, 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. Medium body. Medium bitterness. Medium carbonation. "A good and very price worthy imperial stout"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trolleo (1243) - 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 (2934) - 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 (1129) - 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 (425) - 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 (668) - POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Perfekcyjnie uwarzony przeciętniak. Taka imperialna wersja guinnessa. Jest ok, ale dupska nic nie urywa.

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