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


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RATINGS: 1011   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1073) - Ząbki, POLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Aromat: kawa, porto, czekolada gorzka, melasa, paloność, alkohol. Raczej wytrawnie.

Wygląd: barwa czarna, pod światło rubinowa, wydaje się klarowna. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, obfita i dość trwała. Ładnie oblepia szkło.

Smak: lekka słodycz, złamana kwaskowością i wytrawne nuty palonych słodów - kawa, czekolada gorzka, lekka paloność, melanoidyny, melasa, nuty winne oraz alkohol. Goryczka w okolicach średniej, głównie słodowa, lekko ziołowa, nieco drażniąca, umiarkowanie długa. Krągła pełnia, umiarkowane wysycenie i słodowo- winna końcówka. Całkiem udane piwo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
creppyiceman (148) - POLAND - NOV 27, 2015
(bottle 330ml) Aroma:chocolate,roasty aroma, some coffee notes,smell of dark fruits(cherries and plums). Appearance:pitch black,medium-size brown head with nice lacing. Taste:dry,flavour of chocolate,coffee and dark fruits combined with ash roastyness,light sourness,long roasty aftertaste. Palate:full body,soft carbonation light note of alcohol. Overall:Nice, well-made imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bloodbuzzdean (34) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2015
8%abv. Purchased at Doghouse, Merchant City. Nice coffee chocolate aroma, black colour with medium brown head. Bitter and alcohol taste with bitter finish. Decent imperial stout but Cocoa Psycho is way better.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kiezmar (29) - POLAND - NOV 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 Very nice appearance. In aroma choclate, a little bit of coffee and alcohol. In tase choclate, coffe, finish is sour. Bitterness could be stronger. Nice beer but nothing more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Procent (380) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
W aromacie głównie czekolada, nieco palności i likier. Aromat ładny, aczkolwiek nie jest bardzo intensywny. Barwa czarna, beżowa, średnioobfita, drobnopęcherzykowa piana ładnym lacingiem. W smaku średnio - jest pusto, wodniście. W tle jest kawa, ale rozrobiona z wodą, jest też trochę likieru. Goryczka średnia, niewiele jest też słodyczy. Jak piłem Old World RISa, to miałem wrażenie, że jest lepszy, słodszy o wiele, a tutaj pustka i brak. Słabo. Warka do 26.05.2020

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonotono (190) - torino, ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
Nero impenetrabile, bel cappello di schiuma marrone di lunga durata. Odore tostato, caramello, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia, liquore. Molto corposa, oleosa, pastosa. Sapore come in aroma: tostato, caffč, cioccolato, liquirizia. Alcool nascosto bene. Amaro finale lungo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (296) - - NOV 9, 2015
Brown bottle, 330ml, cork and cask. Pours dense black with a medium brown tan head subsiding slowly. Scent is medium smoked stout with light caramel and toffee hints. Taste is slightly spicy with a nice earthy, grape, wine feeling. Mouth feel is nice and dense, viscous and not oily or syrup. Finish us a light ethanol. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
artiredbirds (257) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 6, 2015
Слишком просто и проходи& для имперца, душа брюдога не раскрыв& радуют легкий футфети& следы кофейны& аромато&

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nofearhatmatt (37) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Very dark pour - almost black, with a light brown head. Tastes of strong coffee and dark fruits. Strong beer, but not overly alcoholic. Hangs on the palate like a good whiskey. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Black colour, medium tan head, good retention, lacing. Massive chocolate aromas with some coffee and burnt breadcrust, ash. Taste of chocolate, coffee and ash, some earthy and woody aftertaste. Some astringency in the end. Medium body, moderate carbonation, roasty dry finish. Great imperial stout.

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