Christopsy (137) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Keg at BrewDog Dundee. Pours black with a nice little tan head. Smells boozy bourbon with a hint of dark chocolate and coffee. Tastes.. well, no chili coming through, bourbon, coffee, and a bit of dark chocolate.. a but of char.. Theydon_Bois (20609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Earlier Rating: 7/24/2014 Total Score: 4.8
Had bottles of A and B and then C on tap. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Big, slightly boozy, chocolatey with the chili heat coming onto the lips n tongue. Absolutely outstanding!
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at Bruce’s 30th celebrations, 08/02/13, big thanks to Paul for sharing this beast!
Pitch black with a thin tan head.
Nose carries dark roast malt, dark chocolate, molasses, peppery tones.
Taste comprises dark chocolate, roast malts, pepper, booze, cocoa dusting, mineral tones, sugars.
Full bodied, minimal carbonation, dry in the finish with a little sweetness.
Excellent stuff! Eminently drinkable for such a high ABV Imperial Stout! nihtila (3912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2015 Bottle 13.12.2014 as Dog A. Very intense aroma with coffee, dark chocolate and gentle burn of chili. Taste is strong, has burnt of chili and taste of paprika but its subtle, mostly intense roasted malts, coffee and slight chocolate. Simply top class stuff. leaparsons (10764) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Near black with a beige head. Aromas are coffee with peppery, marzipan alcohol and dark winter fruit. Brandy infused christmas pudding with soy sauce and raisins. Hints of smoked meat. Flavours are sweet raisins and blackberries with bittersweet coffee and dark chocolate. Very peppery, warming alcohol with hot spiciness. Underlying dark toffee with whisky barrel. Plenty of umami. Excellent. Scopey (15663) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at the Brewdog AGM. It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is roasted malt, chilli pepper, caramel ,toffee, powdered cocoa, vanilla, smoke and earth. The taste is chilli (but not overdone), rich dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, toasted coconut, salted liquorice, vanilla, alcohol warmth, caramel, toffee and spice, with a sweet finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and a luxurious, slightly oily mouth-feel. Surprisingly smooth and very well balanced. There is definitely more chilli in this than AB:04, but they have managed to balance it out. A great beer. Delicious.
Stuu666 (14806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2015 Bottle at home, as Dog A. Pours black, sweet roast chocolatey flavour, nice chili burn. allmyvinyl (10995) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2015 Re-rate Dog C from AGM 2014. Jet black, thin tan head, better carbonated than B for sure. Chilli heat builds nicely but doesn’t overpower this time, lots of dark chocolate notes too. Nice.
Bottle of Dog B from Brewdog AGM 2013, shared at home. Pours jet black, but flat. No head. Fresh chilli peppers on the nose, liquorice, stone fruit. Taste of burnt sugar sweetness, then chilli burn. This just isn’t doing it for me, which is disappointing as I remember Dog A from the 2012 AGM being amazing. UXO (1922) - CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours solid black with minimal head and no lacing. (4/5) Nose is strong roasty malt, coffee, dark chocolate, toffee, boozy dark fruit, liquorice. (9/10) Taste is strong sweet, strong bitter. (9/10) Full and slightly oily body, zero carbonation, lingering boozy finish. (5/5)
Well, damn, ain’t that some shit. “Dog A,” huh? Well, y’know what they say about being on a sled team - if you’re not the lead dog, the view never changes. And this is the lead dog. A massive, beastly, sweet and bitter lead dog. Flat as a board and hot as hell. Nowhere near worth the price tag, y’understand, but still some serious shit. (18/20) jackafholmes (1021) - - JUN 6, 2015
Keg at brewdog bar, Sheffield. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is strong with alcohol and chocolate and bourbon whiskey and liquorice. Taste is strong and bold, syrupy sweetness and tart tangy bitter alcohol. Thick and oily with carbonation that combines with the abv to leave your tongue humming. Very good. Holmen1 (6465) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2015
0,33 flaske delt med Børge på Kafe Spesial (Bergen): kveldens siste, og hvilken fulltreffer! Viskøs svart fluidum som danner et tett beige skum i glassene. En intens og vidunderlig mørkmaltet aroma av vanilje, lakris, sjøbris, tang, kakao, ristet rugbrød og mye mer. Smaken har i tillegg et hot streif av chili og bittersjokolade som gjør at dette bare varmer uten å bli klissete. Nirvana før vi beveger oss i retning av bussen.