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

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1042   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
nuplastikk (6373) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2009
22.4oz bottle. Opaque black with a minimal, patchy head. The aroma is relatively mild, but the taste is full on awesome. Big coffee and cocoa flavors. Mellow carbonation, ultra smooth. Mossy cocoa bitterness. Chocolate aftertaste. One of the best Scottish beers I’ve had in awhile.

3.9
FrankJohansen (3622) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle. Black colour with a small creamy head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, chocolate and vanilla with a nice hoppy finish.

3.5
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Black-red. Fast, soapy head. Aroma: Roasted choc. malt, vanilla. Flavor: Same, then hop kick. Strong bitter finish.

3.5
Gary (2035) - West London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2009
I got pretty wasted on several Brewdog Imperial Stouts inculding their Smokehead @ THe REading Beer Fest a few weeks ago, so was looking foward to this. I really like their IPA. I can locate it easily and its a coolio UK take on US IPA. Rip Tide was a bit subdued ..but cool. Typical roast malt vibes giving chocolate,coffe and dark fruit. Pretty oily and smooth.Could be a bit thicker and inyaface ...I enjoyed it anywayz.

3.5
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2009
Near black colored with red hints. Medium sized beige head. Sweet licorice-roasted and chocolaty aroma, salty note also comes up. Medium to full bodied, smooth palate. Flavor is more roasted with licorice still dominating, biting hops in aftertaste with thin alcohol still. Somehow unbalanced flavor with too strong dryness after smooth palated start.

3.9
jimhilt (2615) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly to a ring leaving some lace. Almost black, faint mahogany highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Woody coffee nose. Flavor is roasted to burnt coffee, hints of alcohol. Drying finish. Best by Sep 9, 09. $6.99 for a 22.4oz bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.

3.9
beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - MAY 16, 2009
22.4 oz. bottle. Pours black with a moderate tan head that lasted through two-thirds of the glass and left an almost solid sheet of foam on the glass. Very pleasant aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and prunes. The roasted malt is more dominant in the flavor, while the chocolate takes a step back. A bit of prune in the flavor as well along with a few notes of tobacco. Moderate bitterness. Medium-full bodied. Enjoyable.

3.8
goozen (4098) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle 0,33ltr: Opaque black American-like but Scottish stout, intense bitter but got some chocolate sweetness.

3.9
decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 12, 2009
A large dark brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is chocolate and toasted malt. Flavor is dominated by chocolate and burnt coffee. A full bodied well carbonated beer. Very nice

3.8
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Batch 4. The beer pours to a dark cola colored body with a large soap bubble-like off-tan head. The aroma is very grainy and brownie like. Oatmeal and lots of liquid chocolate. Very distinctly dessert like. The flavor is rich chocolate syrup, oatmeal, rye, and lots of Scotch like things going on. Tastes like an organic beer but its good unlike most organic beers. Very clean flavors. Palate is nicely refreshing and not heavy. Very nicely subtle dry roasty malts and subtle hops.


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