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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 940   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


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fishonmyplane (437) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 24, 2011
Black as night, as it should be. But there was no head at all - just a few bubbles. There are some chocolate notes, but not in an overly sweet way. Itís somewhat dry, and the flavor is dominated by roasted malts. Adequate level of hops for balance. Itís a decent stout, but thereís nothing "imperial" about it. Itís not very "twisted" or "merciless" either. I expected a lot more.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moebbels (315) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
A pitch black oily body covered by a surprisingly well-lasting brown head. Nose has sweet aromas of chokolate, roasted malts, coffee and a hint of liquorice. Taste is sweet with a heavy dry roastiness to it, the finish is bitter. Carbonation is quite low and the palate feels nice and rich. Alcohol presence is there but not in a harsh way. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
One of Brewdogís classics, with pale beige head and very dark burgundy colour, near black. Powerful aroma of cocoa powder, raisins, liquorice, dates, coffee; full and creamy palate, oily, sweet and spicy (liquorice again), increasingly dryer and roasted bitter, concentrated and dense, with warming alcohol in the finish, complex and nowhere astringent. Delightful imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (445) - 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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ERB92 (294) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (90) - ITALY - AUG 21, 2014
33cl in bottiglia. Pare che la Brewdog non sbagli un colpo, soprattutto con le scure. Ottima.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (158) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. This was really nice. Itís a good gateway to some of their more extreme stouts. Worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
klippx (54) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2014
Very smoky flavor. Black body, brown head. Roasty after taste... Ok stout...

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (81) - 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

4.1
   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!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - 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


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