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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 850   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneakychi (75) - - JAN 1, 2014
Black liquid with really dark head. Rich chocolate, roasted malt, some alcohol, sweet caramel. Medium to full bodied with quite high sweetness and balancing bitterness at the end.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scrumpy369 (536) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 7, 2016
Nitro tap at krakn. Pitch black colour, small brown head. Nose is roasted malts. Taste is low bitterness low sourness. Decent alcoholic warmth. Nothing special it just didint cut it for me right now.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
rodsquad (38) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle from Fountainhall Wines. Aromas of burnt toffee, dark roast coffee beans with a feint floral heather. Its as black as Hells heart with a short-lived treacle-brown thick head. Taste is off-the-scale: Strongest espresso ever(!) with a smooth malt toffee finish. Stinging, hefty alcohol vapour aftertaste. Palate is everything I dream a stout should be: Thick, luxurious texture with a gentle sparkle. Sounds like Im gushing but the reality is different. In honesty Its all a bridge too far for me. The component parts are all turned up to the max leading to the sum of sensory overload. Less is more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KikoDucky (61) - Trenčn, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 6, 2016
Aroma of coffee, cocoa, roasted malts, sweet. Colour is totally dark, brown foam, very nice!!! Foam taste is like a hot chocolate, start is nice fully taste of cocoa, middle feels alcohol, roast malts, low bitter finnish, roasty flavour staying after drinking. Its high alcohol beer but is very easygoing. WOW

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Korcz (936) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moaty (6) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2016 does not count
Classic imperial stout hits all the notes: coffee.. check caramel malts..check, hoppy bitterness...check. Abv....check. Last drink of the night

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bonkiedeaap (655) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel Belgium. The beer is Black colored and has a large and stable coffee colored head with nice carbonation. The aroma is roasted malts, dark coffee and cacao, spices, vanilla and fresh hops. The taste is pleasantly sweet with notes of roasted malts and vanilla. Changes into pretty heavy bitterness with cacao and espresso and some fresh hops. The finish is dry and very bitter and is long noticable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gaijincyn (5) - JAPAN - NOV 18, 2016 does not count
It's a quick journey from palate to psycho behaviour - a trip I've thoroughly enjoyed on numerous occasions - the majority of which I don't remember too clearly. It's just so damned moorish!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tezminator (82) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2016
A beautifully black beer. Aroma of cocoa, dark berries, oak and a hint of smoke. Taste of sweet but slightly bitter cocoa and dark chocolate as well as weak after taste of ash and coffee. Everything that it promises. What a spectacular beer.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (99) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2016
From memory, on tap, Brewdog Manchester 2015. Pours pitch with dark beige head. Body is super thick. Strong cocoa and roast barley taste with ashy undertones. Smooth,dry but not astringent. Strong dominating cocoa flavours can make this beer feel abit 1 dimensional at times, but its well done at what it does. This was my first RIS on draft so made quite an impression on me

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kanaclane (372) - - OCT 31, 2016
Nez: Chocolat, caf, fruits noirs Bouche: Chocolat, fruits noirs, caf, vanille, crmeuse Un excellent RIS


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