BrewDog Dog A

 
overall
100
97
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 359   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 453   ABV: 15.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Based on AB04, but with added vanilla, 3.5 times the chilli, and a different coffee

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4.1
AshtonMcCobb (6498) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2013
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours opaque black with a lovely crema head which mostly disappears in the first two minutes. The weight of this beer in the glass is noticeable with the lace clinging to the side somewhat. The nose has dark chocolate, a hint of the pimento and an earthy maltiness. The taste is very much dark chocolate with a slow burning chilli hit and a long dark chocolate finish which goes into liquorice. The palate is huge in body, with a creamy smooth texture and a long creamy and fairly balanced finish. The alcohol is obvious but relative to the strength itís still relatively subtle. Overall, for some reason I remember AB:04 as being better than this, like one of the best beers Iíve ever had (and before my Ratebeer days) but this really does still hit the mark.

4.6
graham_murphy (672) - - AUG 13, 2013
Dog B for me. This is everything a stout should be. Malty and sweet with lashings of cocoa and chili. Very punchy in terms of alcohol but remarkably smooth and drinkable.

4.3
TimE (5789) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2013
Pitch black color. Quickly disappaiting head, huge dark chocolate, cayenne pepper spicy nose with vanilla, dark fruit and molasses. Wow. Amazing nose that I could make love to. The mouth is superbly rich with tons of pepper, dark chocolate, dark fruit, extremely rich. Fairly sweet. But the spicy and sweetness balance out each other. Super complex and I am always a sucker for spicy imperial stouts and this is no exception. One of the spiciest Iíve ever tried.

3.6
BrewTom (660) - - AUG 10, 2013
Pour black like an oil slick! Tingles sweet to start with then turns into a bitter, burnt after taste. Cannot really taste the chilli but maybe that's the tingling feeling! Rated by BrewTom

4
ansalon (3792) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2013
On tap at Brewdog Stockholm as "Dog B". Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla, chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is chocolate, muscovado sugar, citrus fruits, chili.

4.3
aleksander9 (1660) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Backlog: black with small brown head. Awesome and complex Aroma of spices, vanilla, malt, and some coffee. Full oily and wine like mouthfeel with small carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet with some vanilla and pepper notes. Overall: near perfect. Awsome balance. Alcohol well hidden. Miss some unique features to really separate it from the rest.

4.5
dreamflower (790) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Shared with Northropfrye at BrewDog Edinburgh. Dark body, not much head. Lots of great bourbon aroma and flavour. A really good imperial stout. I loved it.

2.5
JohnRMurdoch (4828) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2013
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Almost black, not much head. Spicy tar malt aroma. Sickly sweet tarry vanilla malt flavour. Strong sweet alcohol flavour. Ok but not my sort of beer.

4.1
jackl (8013) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Keg @ BD Shoreditch. The pourís deep brown with a small tan head. Nose is rich dark chocolate syrup. Quite sweet. Plenty of burnt brown sugar. Light spicy chili and charred wood. Some vanilla. The taste is pretty complex. Roasted símores. Loads f marshmallow an smoky dark chocolate. Growing chili and tangy red berry on the finish. Dark roasted coffee. Some earthy nutmeg. Drinks pretty damn smooth for 15.1%. Silky, oily mouthfeel. OK, nothing to hate on here, even if my third was unbelievably expensive for a brewery-owned pub. Overall, quite good.
Earlier Rating: 2/25/2013 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle @ Bruceís birthday tasting. Cheers to Paulo for bringing this expensive beast! The pourís deep brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is massive chili, green pepper. Plenty of chocolate and earthy roasted coffee. The taste is rich roasted coffee, earthy compost. Robust smoky chili pepper. Smooth chocolate on the finish. Very oily body, quite viscous and thick. This drinks very well for the ABV. No hint of boozy heat whatsoever. Overall, a really nice beer. Cool stuff.

4
VertBaconStrips (2387) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 2, 2013
Tanks to Brad again for more beer. Smells pretty good. Deep choco and 7-up, nose burn of hot cinnamon, green pepper, faint smoke, smell. Shitty review. Faint heat taste, plenty of warm brown milky choco, orange, thick, not all that complex but Yumz. Slick mouth feel, dullest heat, light sweetness, ending shot mellow bakers choco bitterness. Smells great!


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