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


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RATINGS: 913   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, - SEP 2, 2007
Bought from Website. Chocolate covered overripe fruit with an expresso on top! Strong imperial style stout. Hints of smoke and perhaps a little ash and more intense dark chocolate. Dry in the mouth so is easy to drink. A little burn of alcohol lets you remeber it is 8% beer your drinking. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5610) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv röstmalzig, Kaffee, schokoladig. Geschmack angenehm röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffeebohnen.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (605) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy dark brown body with a medium tan head. Starts off with roasted malt and coffee, while finishing off with bitterness and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - APR 14, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Big creamy chocolate nose, with some coffee and licorice. Dark brown with translucent edges. Light pruney intitial / mild choco and herbs / light finish. Medium body and a bit sticky, with a dry finish. Nice. Could use a little more body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2014
Bottle shared at Craft. Pours hazy dark brown blackish with tan head. Nose was cacao, coffee, earthy dark roasty malt. Tasted thick and rich with dark malt, cacao, mild coffee, hops, and molasses. Some heat becomes apparent as it warms. This one is delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
wowowest (3) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Arom: kaffe, syra, torr. Lite skum. Smak: märkbar spritsmak, mjuk kaffe. Härlig textur på flaska men oväntat spretig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (190) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Butelka 0.66L. Idealnie czarne, beżowa ładna, zbita piana, średnioobfita i bardzo ładnie znaczy szkło - świetna. Aromat (jak na RISa delikatny) suszona śliwka, czekolada, praliny, dość słodki lekko alkoholowy. Smak mocno palony, kawowy, trochę słodki. Alkohol wyczuwalny ale przyjemnie dopełnia smak, dobrze ułożony. Duża pełnia, aż lekko zalepiające. Wysycenie niskie ale odpowiednie. Goryczka średnia, lekko kawowa, chmielowa i może odrobinę alkoholowa. Finish długi, kawowy. Bardzo dobry RIS ale trochę złożoności do Paradoxów mu brakuje. Może jakby troch e poleżał to jeszcze przyjemniej by się ułożył.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angel77 (527) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo en octubre de 2012. lote 001 hasta 05-05-2013. Stout con cuerpo y sabores tostados café y chocolate con un alcohol de 8 vol que la potencian bastante. Para repetir de nuevo sin problemas, no esta nada mal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wihlan (134) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 21, 2014
Härlig arom av bröd. Skön värme av alkohol. Brända toner och en len känsla i munnen. Fint brunt skum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mjp12 (155) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Deep , shiny black colour, with a great "metallic " stout aroma. Luxurious , creamy mouth feel. Very drinkable for its abv, you could drink a pint very easily. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (621) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tried it on tap at Bishops Arms Gustav in Malmö. One of their better beers.

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