thechobgoblin (10) - - JUL 27, 2012
I can’t recommend this beer enough, it ticks all the boxes. It’s strong but drinkable. The beautiful coffee taste hits first, but the more you drink it, the more the subtle flavours of the chilli start to shine through. There is no better beer to take a half hour out, stick on some relaxing music and indulge yourself. Perfection. bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
Rating #962 - February 9, 2014 - Opened this for #beerguychrisgeekbeer #week6 and for the return of @AMC’s The Walking Dead. $23.10 CAD for a 330ml bottle from Sherbrooke. Aroma is alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted java grinds. Palate is a sweet spicy mix of chocolatey chili vanilla goodness with an out of this world balance of sweet, booze, and bitter. The highest of praise, and my first 5.0 of 2014. #5whore kingvit (409) - - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma: cocoa, coffee, chilli, ripe red fruit; Appearance: dark brown, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, strong sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: long finish, thick texture, full body, soft carbonation
Terrific porto-porter hybrid :-) Very spicy and extremely aromatic, without space for many subtelties but this is Brewdog :-) stoutjunkie (89) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Batch 142. bottled on: 17/06/13. Pours thick black, very minimal head that disappears quickly. Sweet rich dark chocolate and coffee aroma, not getting the chilli and vanilla as much as i’d thought. Chilli may accompany the alcohol burn a little. Nice and thick syrupy Imp. stout. AtronSeige (1634) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 25, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 Dog C (2016-02-24)
Aroma: Medium coffee, dark chocolate. Medium-light alcohol, rose, Fruity, plum, chili, licorice, vanilla,
Appearance: Brilliant, black (almost opaque) body with red highlights. Small, light-brown head, low retention.
Flavour: Wow! Medium-high tobacco, coffee. Medium dark chocolate, licorice, soy, caramel, vanilla. Fruity, plum. Medium bitterness. Light alcohol, peppery. Light chili. Medium-dry finish with lingering roasty malts, soft alcohol (bourbon) and caramel, vanilla, oak.
Mouthfeel: Medium alcohol warmth. Full body, smooth. Medium carbonation. Light chili burn.
Overall: A great beer, well balanced, with the special ingredients not overpowering, but just well balanced, enhancing and a new taste or aroma popping out as the beer warms up. Can do with better head retention, but that is nit-picking.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!
20C. Imperial Stout
-------& B (2015-11-25) (2.4/5)
Aroma: Medium-high rich, dark malt. Licorice, soy sauce, settles down to bread crusts. Light alcohol
Appearance: Black body with red hues. Very small head that dissipates quickly.
Flavour: Medium-high soy sauce, bitterness. Medium alcohol. Light berries, cardboard. Dry, harsh alcoholic (near nail polish remover), soy sauce finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-high warming, but not harsh. Medium-light carbonation. Medium-high body.
Overall: One sided and very alcoholic. Missing the complexity associated with RIS. It feels like the enamel on your teeth is melting off. Possible oxidation.
330 ml bottle, poured.
30A. Spice, Herb, Vegetable Beer.
13F. Russian Imperial Stout
SeniorZozo (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
Bottle remain the last. 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. DuffMan (10548) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. So I’ve had this beer three times now, and have always deferred rating it because it just blows me away. I wanted to be certain it wasn’t circumstantial adoration-- meaning that I was in a particularly great mood, or I had it on a special occasion, etc. but every time I’ve had this I’m so completely impressed with the intensity of flavours, the balance, and the overall pleasure it gives me. Chocolate, coffee, pronounced toasted coconut, pecan, vanilla, late pleasant chilli warmth, no trace of alcohol whatsoever. A new top 10 for me, and a beef I hope I can continue to return to. espenra (1017) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
33cl bottle. Bottled 2012-04-01. Pitch black colour with a very small light brown head. Aroma is laden with massive notes of coffee but also notes of cocoa and chilli. Overtones of sweet malts and brown sugar. Flavour is as massive as the aroma. Lots and lots of coffee with chilli and liqorice. A very decent amount of alcohol as well. A long lingering aftertaste.