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

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RATINGS: 1051   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, - JUL 20, 2011
In bottle. Black beer with a thick tan head. Nice coffee aromawith some caramel. Flavours of coffee, biter chocolate and roasty malt. A little sweet but this doesnt overpower the malt character. A respectable beer.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (1008) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1992) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
Casi negra opaca, espuma tostada. Aroma intenso, a Oporto. En boca presenta un gran cuerpo, oleosa, sabrosa, ahumada, café, galleta, oporto, chocolate... alcohol razonablemente disimulado. Muy buena. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melman1996 (55) - - NOV 12, 2016
Pours black with thick brown head. Aroma: liquor candy, coffee, raisins, ash. Taste: nice short sweetness that evolves into coffeeish sourness and later into nice ashy bitterness. Full body, creamy texture, low but stinging carbonation, long astringent bitter finish. Very good first impression spoiled by increasingly alcoholic taste. Note: I bought this beer about half year ago and kept it in the basement because of reviews talking about strong alcoholic aroma. Text on my bottle: 269 CCAA 26/05/20

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
javiercrasher (328) - Granada, SPAIN - NOV 3, 2016
En nariz maltas torrefactas, caf y chocolate, de fondo algo de alcohol. Cuerpo medio, sedosa y con buena espuma. En boca entra dulce a regaliz para terminar torrefacta y seca. Muy equilibrada. BB. 2020-05-26

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjoeng (946) - SINGAPORE - OCT 9, 2016
8%ABV. Stout. Poured out black and syrupy. 40SRM. Nose has faint aroma of curing silicone, chinese medicine, liniment. Hints of charcoal and coffee. Mouthfeel is carbonated and surprisingly light. Palate has charcoal, burnt twigs, blackened grain. There are fruity flavors of raisins, dates. Nice little hit of clean alcohol, you notice it more because it appears the same time on the palate as this straight vertical bitter front. Finish is a little ashy. Goes on Favorites List!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PowY (332) - AUSTRIA - OCT 4, 2016
330 ml bottle. Pours very dark brown with a light brown head. Intense aroma of roasted malts - black coffee, chocolate, caramel, liquorice. Full body with a soft mouthfeel and nearly no carbonation. Medium sweetness and a light bitterness. The flavor is smooth with caramel, coffee, ash, oak and some alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Samuel214 (714) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2016
Flaska frn SB. Svart med brunbeiget skum. Fyllig doft med vlrostade toner av kaffe, kola, toffee och hrliga briga inslag av krsbr. ven saltlakrits, salmiak och rkig chark. Medelstor, fyllig kropp. Ligger nra doften i smaken. En ltt men smakrik och fyllig IS.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kokos666 (184) - Gliwice, POLAND - SEP 14, 2016
Beer looks nice. Aroma: dried fruits in chocolate and alco, fermentation esters, dark bread and caramel malts, roast. Medium to full body, some alcohol, nice long lasting coffee finish. Good beer, maybe not well balanced and could be thicker but good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruramikael (120) - SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
chocolate, coffee, spruce, alcohol, black, brown foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, creamy, oily feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Inbreak (4857) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
Old rating rerated 03.08.2016, 0,65l bottle (as Old World Russian Imperial Stout, 8,2%) @ home:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, minerals, grass, butterscotch, dark malts, licorice, sour coffee, raisins, alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet sour-ish mineraly, weeds, dark sugar, grass, sour caramel, minerals, licorice, burnt sugar, sour coffee, butterscotch. Medium bitterness, slightly sour-ish mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough.


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