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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1057   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Cask & Bottled.
It was only a matter of time before the original BrewDog got his paws in on the action. This egotistical young lab has decided to make a beer which best reflects himself.
This is the beer equivalent of the big, cute chocolate monster.
Soft, smooth, dark, chocolately and very strong. This gentle giant will never bite but would much rather give you a big lick on the face.

NOTE: This beer and Old World Russian Imperial Stout ARE definitely the same beer. Direct, verbatim quote from James Watt follows.
""This is Rip Tide in a 660ml that we made exclusively for Total Wine and More (a US chain). By offering them something unique we were able to ensure they listed Punk and Hardcore

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Trolleo (1566) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 2, 2016
Completely dark body, medium to big sized tan head. Lots of cocoa and chocolate, some hoppy notes in the background. Taste begins with chocolate candy, turns to bitter kick with hints of alcohol and finishes with really long cocoa wonderfulness. Full body, soft carbonated. Really nice. //Bottle from Pivoteka

Vighals (3981) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2016
Svart med høyt lys brunt skum. Lukter mørk sjokolade, noe kakaopulver, svisker, noe trevirke, noe røkt lukt mener jeg å finne også, middels fylde. Salt lakris, pepperig, mørk sjokoladebitterhet, lett søtlighet mot svisker. Middels lang.

KW92 (1593) - Warszawa (Warsaw), POLAND - MAY 16, 2016

Butelka z datą: 26.05.2020
WYGLĄD: Barwa czarna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, średniej wysokości.
AROMAT: Mało intensywny. Ciemne słody. Delikatna paloność, zapach "skóry". W tle nuty kawowe.
SMAK: Wytrawne. Mocno kawowe. Brak jakiejkolwiek kontry. Alkohol dobrze ukryty. Goryczka wysoka, raczej krótka.
OGÓLNIE: Dość jednostajne i co tu dużo mówić nie zachwycające niczym szczególnym. Mało jest tutaj RIS’a w RIS’ie.

klu9 (766) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 14, 2016
Przeciętny stout, w smaku trochę zbyt wyraźny alkohol, wytrawne.

ogniskowicz (959) - POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Perfekcyjnie uwarzony przeciętniak. Taka imperialna wersja guinnessa. Jest ok, ale dupska nic nie urywa.

SinH4 (4789) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2016
Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is fresh, chocolate, coffee. Taste is espresso, dry coffee, some chocolate, quite bitter. Finish is espresso. Not excellent. Feels a bit too fresh.

Aragh (264) - POLAND - FEB 24, 2016
Brunatne, gęsta, wysoka, beżowa, oblepiająca szkło piana. Zapach dość niewyraźny, ale da się wywąchać suszone owoce, paloność i czekoladę. W smaku trochę nietypowe - wytrawne, jest wyraźna kwaśność śliwkowo-cytrusowa i gorycz palono-pestkowa, a wszystkiemu towarzyszy kawowe tło. To czego brakuje to jakikolwiek słodki akcent dla balansu. Poza tym, piwo ma jakoś tak za mało ciała.

ruigo (2948) - PORTUGAL - FEB 21, 2016
33cl bottle. Deep black colour with a thin beige head. Coffee, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark and red fruits in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is bitter with coffee and chocolate notes. Overall, lacks body and quite disappointing for an Imperial Stout but a nice drinkable beer.

HerrBierkoenig (1452) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 23, 2016
From Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, 0,33l bottle, BBD: 26/05/20 Pours dark opaque black liquid, medium frothy browm head, Aroma: beautiful rich and complex, roasted coffee beans, vanilla, butter cake, dark chocolate, milk, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, light to medium sour, roasted coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, warming alcohol, plums, spicy, hopy, Palate: medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, long bitter roasty aftertaste, Overall: enjoyed, excellent imperial stout, spicy, vanilla, complexe.

adasko (2233) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 21, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, cocoa, plums, cherry, sherry, sweet red wine. Appearance: pitch black, non-transparent, nice tanned brown head. Taste: definitely dry, lots of dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, touch of cherry notes, massive and short bitterness. It’s not a very rich taste, rather flat, straight to the point. Palate: perfectly carbonated, pleasant, thin and poor body. Overall: in overall it’s still damn good beer, but having in mind that’s imperial stout from Brew Dog, I was expecting so much more.

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