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

bottled
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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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4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
22-oz bottle. This is not the kind of in your face imperial stout that I often encounter. It is more like an aggressive version of the traditional british stout. Color is dark brown with very little head with a soapy, lasting lace. Aroma is lactose, chocolate, coffee, intense roast, and alcohol. The alcohol bothered me at first. I swished it around quite a bit to let it breathe. Mouthfee is very smooth - the flavor is extremely roasty, with a lot of coffee character - some sweet chocolate malts ride through the middle, with a bit of plum and dark berry fruitiness as well - but a strong bitterness comes from behind that, making the other characteristics aside from the roastiness disappear from the palate pretty fast - the bitterness lasts quite some time through the finish, but the alcohol never presented itself as I had expected it would. - the dryness and bitterness work well in this one, and I kind of find it refreshing to have an impy that isnt so over the top. It is one of my very favorites now.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alusmamuts (1701) - LATVIA - FEB 17, 2017
Black with creamy beige head. Roasted and slightly bitter aroma. Strong bitterness with roasted grain and coffee notes. Touch of milky sweetness on the background. Medium bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2682) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour with reddish tinge. Very malty; burnt/roast malts, liquorice, coffee, caramel. Fruity; slightly sour fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; spicy fruity hops. Oily. Tarry. Underlying sweetness, but taste dominated by burnt/roast malts. (2009-01)

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatusBeer (612) - Koice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Deep dark colour with stable white foam. Aroma of plumbs,coffee and chocolate. Taste of plumbs, roasted coffee, nuts, chocolate, riped fruits, alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolord (468) - - JAN 18, 2017
Sehr Dunkelbraun trb im Glas, brauner Schaum, rst Aromen und Schokolade in der Nase, weicher Krper, rst Aromen und bitter Schokolade im Abgang, relativ leicht

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Korcz (2239) - 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 (2041) - 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 (80) - - 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 (398) - 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 (1046) - 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 (435) - 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.


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