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Dog A - BrewDog

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Dog ADog A

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34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 11-11-2012)
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

spycow, Oct 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

baybum, Aug 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of beholder_pl
4.38/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pitch black, dense, with a solid dark brown head. OK lacing.

Aroma: very intense, coming straight from the bottle and fills the room. Alcohol strikes first, then comes the roastiness and hints of dark chocolate and cocoa with some coffee in the background. Can't smell the chili.

Taste: again, first comes the alcohol, however that shouldn't bother you at all, because it combines well with everything that comes in second, everything being quite intense roastiness, dark chocolate and coffee. So pretty much it tastes as it smells, but it's soooo good. No chilli again, however I'm a big chilihead so maybe it's just too weak for me, even though they used Naga Jolokia, a chili that for a long time was considered the hottest one on Earth. Bitterness is quite high, coming more from the alcohol than from hops, but it's still very nice.

Mouthfeel: very soft carbonation, almost flat. Full bodied.

Overall: very good Imperial Stout. Didn't try the new, Dog B version, but this one is really good. Beer was bottled on 01.04.2012 so I have no idea if it was supposed to be more hoppy or what, it's been almost 2 years after all. Still, I'm glad I've tried this one and I'm looking forward to Dog B.

Enjoyed from a teku glass.

beholder_pl, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Goofster, Feb 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

liamt07, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Sammy, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of KevinStaley
4.5/5  rDev +9%

KevinStaley, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of Dave2010
4.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I won't say this is the perfect beer, but it is close. It pours with a great dark brown head, but it doesn't last long. The white swirls in the beer are mesmerizing when you swirl the glass. The smell is very nice and I recommend drinking it like a fine wine. This beer has a great combination of chocolate and coffee flavors balanced nicely with naga chili. It is not too sweet. It's 15 percent so it is quite intense. It is for those who love strong intense beers. Once you drink this it is hard to drink anything else the same night.

Dave2010, Dec 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

KVNBGRY, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Lovely85, Oct 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

nickfl, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

kylehay2004, Oct 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

aslamm75, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

ZiggyPop, Jul 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another birthday, another chile beer. Thanks to Chris (wordemupg) for this rare offering. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - Nice tan foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind minimal lacing. Pitch black body.

S - As expected, this reminds me a fair bit of Abstrakt AB:04, although this seems to have less chile intensity to it (odd as the descriptions states there was 3.5x as much). The intense roast, dark chocolate, and coffee flavors are there, but without as much sweet and vegetal chile this gets a tad too charry. Gets a tad sweeter as it warms up, and alcohol is impressively disguised here.

T - The taste is quite similar; it's a big stout with oodles of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and some sweeter dark fruit notes that gain intensity as the beer warms up. Chile flavor is present, but I was expected more burn from the Naga peppers; both that and the alcohol heat are conspicuously absent. Don't really get the advertised vanilla either.

M - Smooth, full body, with a creamy texture, lower carbonation, and negligible alcohol. No complaints here.

D - A very nice stout that is miles better than most BrewDog offerings. Still, I'm a little disappointed that the chile wasn't as intense as in AB:04; no one is drinking this beer for it's balance and subtlety - right? I could probably work through the 33cl bottle on my own.

MasterSki, Jun 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Brewdog 5th Anniversary (Dog A), bottle bought at Cervezorama in Madrid, Spain. Bottled 01/04/12 and consumed in late March '13. 15.50EUR.

Appearance: Served in wine glass, barely a line of mocha-tainted head. Deep oily presence, total darkness.

Smell: Coffee, spice, chocolate, a tad of hops. Brown sugar, liquorice, booze.

Taste: High-quality cocoa beans, then jalapeno. Spicy (hoppy?) finish. Peppery all around, touches of soy, balsamic vinegar. Roastiness.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation, full body and flavor. Viscous, thick. Very well balanced despide the all-around heft.

Overall: Fantastic taste and balance. Drinkable, the booze is not overwhelming. Expensive but worth trying at least once.

DoubleSimcoe, Apr 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Damian74Shensky, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of rudzud
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros at his Birthday Whale Tasting. Reviewed from notes. Waited a LONG time to crack this one. For those who don't know this is an amped up recipe of a, according to BrewDog, one of their best selling beers ever Abstrakt:04.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a deep dark oily black with an impressive one finger creamy milk chocolate hued head that faded to leave a light creamy halo.

S - OOhhh yeah, this is nice. VERY nice. Wafting aromas of lovely, smokey ghost chili, light bakers chocolate, faint flashes of caramel as well. No alcohol noticeable on the nose. Seriously though, the chili on this is stupendous. Don't fear the ghost!

T - Taste is delicious, just delicious. This is a beautiful chili stout. There are nice dark chocolate notes, light roast malts, and then whammy...the slow building heat of chili. It never gets too overpowering, just a constant reminder that there is in fact those lovely smokey ghost chili. Excellent.

M - Mouthfeel is shockingly good here. Very rich and smooth with virtually no alcohol, which absolutely blows my mind considering the ABV.

O - Overall, yeah, awesome beer. Everyone was so scared/hesitant to try this beer when I told them it was brewed with ghost chilis. Those fears quickly left them when they tried it and saw how well executed this was. A home run for BrewDog, wish I had some more!

rudzud, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Hultkrantz, Mar 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

schnarr84, Mar 15, 2013
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