BrewDog Dog A

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

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ony4 (16) - Šiauliai, LITHUANIA - DEC 13, 2017
Appearance: black with small brow head.
Aroma: lacrice, sweet, soy sauce, coffe.
Taste: sweet, roast, hot pepper, coffee, licorice, alcohol.
Overall: nice, but nothing special.

theSlipperyPen (290) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2017
Brewdog Dog B at four and a half years old pours a pitch black to very dark murky brown. The head is espresso coloured, fizzy and in a big rush to disappear, but it does leave an event horizon of tan around the edge of the glass.

There's a big whack of balsamic vinegar on the nose backed up by fish and chips paper soaked in brown vinegar. In the mouth is where the malts arrive: chocolate, yes, but way more treacle than anything else. And my goodness it's become salty. A big old salty boy of a stout. Impressively even after all these years the chilli has a little heat left. It warms the chest and the back of the throat in a very mild, pleasing way. But this goes away pretty soon and anyone thinking the chilli a gimmick can relax, it's there to push forward the other flavours. You keep catching glimpses of coffee beans popping off here and there but they soon melt away into the brick shit house of treacle that is this beers centre.

It has a sticky slick mouth feel which is good but the forced carbonation is a minus for this beer and most of the brewery's beers. When forced carbonation dissipates the mouth feel is always thinner than it is with bottle conditioned beers. This means the stouts goes from fizzy to a strange mixture of sticky and thin. This is the major mark down of this beer - and to be honest, it's a shame the brewery decided to take the forced carbonation path; beers can and should decide for themselves if they want to be effervescent or flat.

So, with a bit of bottle age this has become a savoury delight and I really enjoy this side of Brewdog's stouts. It's a bit like their more austere whiskey barrel aged beers.. the harsh ones that divide the audience. I'm on board here but if you don't like your coffee mixed in with wallops of balsamic and umami then steer clear of Dog B at this stage.

williamlantz (59) - - NOV 16, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 16-09-2017 vintage 2012: Aroma of malt, liquorice, brown sugar, molasses, coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, coffee.

dimeon (498) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 3, 2017
A: Pitch black with just the faintest hint of a tan head
N: Burnt caramel. Plums. Prunes. Liquorice.
T: Heaps of liquorice. Smoke. Pleasantly astringent. Molasses. Freshly baked rusks. Bitterness fights to get its say. Caramel. Coffee. Liquid malt extract.
P: Thick and syrupy
O: This is what we live for. Wonderfully complex. You slow down to appreciate the taste, but also because it is simply impossible to drink such a bold beer any quicker. Well done.

KennethArd (651) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2017
Intense aroma of sweet & salty licorice, chili, coffee & wood. Black with very low long lasting brown head. The taste is light sweet & intense dry. Medium body, oily texture, flat carbonation & a very long dry finish.

explosivedog (1697) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2017 330ml bottle, Dog C. Pours pitch black without head. Chilli, plum, cherry, chocolate, coffee, toast, pepper, chilli heat, sweet syrupy stuff. Thick smooth body. Really nicely balanced. Sweet, bitter with that hot peppery chilli grounding things.

Trolleo (1769) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 2, 2017
Hot warming alcohol feel, ton of chocolate chocolate liquor, lots of cocoa, licorice, vanilla and burbon. Pitch oily black with no head. Taste has that warming alcohol effect, but not burning. Burbon barrel, chocolate, bitter cocoa. Extremely creamy, full bodied and flat. Long cocoa chocolate cake finish. Close to perfection. //bottle as BrewDog Dog C

ArtificialCyst (1374) - Szczecin, POLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Soy sauce, cherries, honey, chocolate, lightly bitter, pralines, nicely full, hot peppers.

achimczi (32) - Vanlose, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2017 I drank Dog C, 3 years old. It could have been a good beer, but unfortunately there is mostly soy sauce in aroma and taste. I'm disappointed 😥

AcctError497282 (2) - - SEP 16, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2017 vintage 2012: Pitch black colour with a tan head. Aroma of malt, liquorice, brown sugar, molasses, coffee and chocolate. Taste of chocolate, roasted malt, molasses and some coffee bitterness. Balanced but with a little sting of alcohol.

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