overall
95
47
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1055   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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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gary (1989) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2601) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbill (3616) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3988) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle 0,33ltr: Opaque black American-like but Scottish stout, intense bitter but got some chocolate sweetness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (6198) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3360) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3650) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
22.4 oz bottle
At $11.99 I thought this was fairly pricey until a recent run had me picking up more bombers in the same price range. Nonetheless I wont be buying it again despite being a solid imperial stout. I understand the need to charge more for something that has to cross an ocean. However after my final bottle of Paradox I think I am done with Brewdog for a while.

Aroma / Appearance - Ashy brown in complexion the head contrasts nicely with the dense inky black body. Peat, smoke, anise, vanilla, caramel, and warm smores blend into an invitation to explore this more.

Flavor / Palate - Creamy molasses starts the show followed by smoke and peanut butter. Dried oak chips trace their way over the back of the tongue along with chocolate flakes. The finish gives a pleasant touch yet could be more assertive. Overall this falls into the "nice but expensive" category along with beers like DFH Black and Blue and Southern Tiers Cuvee series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaktikMTL (7703) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2009
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Prives Biropholie. Arme: Odeur de caf avec une pointe de cacao. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Saveur: Got de caf torrfi avec une pointe de cacao et de petits fruits. Dure moyenne de larrire got. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture lgrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Lgre prsence de caf en arrire got. (Rating #2376)


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