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Dog A - BrewDog

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Dog ADog A

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 37
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.44%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Knapp85 on 11-11-2012)
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dog A from BrewDog
91 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.