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


on tap

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RATINGS: 861   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
keg/ bottle 2012 Prototypes release.
A 10% decadent and indulgent Imperial Russian Stout. Brewed with a copious amount of dark malts, infused with coffee beans during the boil and after fermentation and aged on cacao nibs, vanilla pods and toasted oak chips. This opulent whirl of chocolate, coffee, dark malts and hops even rivals the most colourful of imperial Faberge eggs. Originally created to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this is a fitting tribute with which to toast your own empire.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (1212) - - DEC 21, 2013
A very strong malt and chocolate aroma but it smells like a strong beer. Taste is an initial chocolate and malt

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
chap95 (153) - - JAN 15, 2017
Czarne z przeciętną, prawie brązową pianą. Aromat o przeciętnej intensywności, klasyka - czekolada, kawa, kakao, przywodzi na myśl tiramisu, trufle. Delikatny alkohol. Dość wytrawne, początkowo sporo gorzkiej czekolady, goryczka jest solidna, finisz długi, miks kawy i kakao. Zdecydowanie nie dla zwolennikw słodkich stoutw. Piwo pełne, treściwe, sycące. Męczy niestety alkohol, ktry nie jest wybitnie mocny, ale wyraźnie spirytusowy, gryzący, niewpasowujący się w całość. Szkoda, bo piwo fajne.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kokos666 (226) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle 21.07.20. Pitch black with dark brown head. Aroma of coffee, roastines, soy sauce, dark bread, Thick, oily texture, full body, long coffee finish, medium bitterness. Little sourness from roasted malts. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MatusBeer (588) - Koice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2017
Tap at Brew dog Camden, London. Deep dark colour with stable creamy head off. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, roasted coffee with spicy notes. Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, nuts, matured fruits, plumbs, cocoa. feeling of higher percentage of alcohol. Wow

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
basjansen14 (83) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2017
Zwart kleurig bier met een donker bruin(koffie kleurige) schuimkraag. Aroma is: geroosterde mout, pure chocolade, alcohol en wat zoets. Smaak is: koffie, wat zoetig, beetje vanille, drop, alcohol en licht bitter in de afdronk.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mishnok (157) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2017
From 330ml bottle. Pours black with little head or lacing. Sweet, chocolate aroma. Taste is of bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2416) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Rami Rami is drinking a Cocoa Psycho by BrewDog at Powiśle Aromat nieintensywny, kakao, kawa, czekolada, palonosc + niuanse, dosc zlozony. W ustach dosc wytrawnie, ciut kwaskowato, duuuuzo ciala + powtorka aromatow
Rami Rami: Dlugie posmaki i w ogole super wrazenie, tylko ze to jeden z tych "niemoich" risow, nie pod gust. Doceniam go ale nie to, zebym chcial wiecej

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
domik (1) - UKRAINE - DEC 31, 2016 does not count
Ожидани& были оправда& Ребята с которым& мы легусти& оценили его как самое интерес& пиво из всего что они пробова& Я был более сдержан& в оценке.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gr_pa (476) - siemianowice, POLAND - DEC 29, 2016
Black, quite nice dark head. Aroma: coffe beans, cocoa, bit of malt, alcohol. Full body, heavy sweetness stand up to coffee notes. Very bitter, but whole finish is dominated by alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kostasgiotis (124) - GREECE - DEC 22, 2016
Cant decide on this one.It has quite a deepness but cocoa is overwhelming.Nonetheless it is a nice imperial stout.Aromas of vanilla,cocoa,coffee,alcohol.Tastes as it smells.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hauxe (514) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2016
Pours black like motor oil from the bottle. The head is brown and foamy and slowly settles to a thin creamy layer amidst copious lacing. An imposing looking beer. The aroma is a mix of chocolate, pepper, and raw alcohol with the latter being, thankfully, not overly present. Still, it is noticeable. Taste is more coffee than chocolate, and has strong notes of raw paprika. Again, the alcohol is noticeable. The brew does not quite disguise the relatively high ABV. Overall a certain sour bitterness carries the day and there is relatively little chocolate for a brew called "Cocoa Psycho". Finishes peppery with a heavy dose of freshly cut paprika. The body is thick and there is a light to moderate carbonation that feels perfect for the style. All in all a good beer, but with a few noticeable flaws.

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