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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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88
very good

315 Ratings
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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 17
Gots: 74 | FT: 4
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dgilks on 03-14-2013

Welcome to the world of Cocoa Psycho, a liquid dimension where pure indulgence reigns.

Originally brewed some 250 years ago to celebrate the Russian Royal Family, this 10% Imperial Russian stout borrows from the decadence of the time with its extravagantly smooth blend of crushed coffee beans, cocoa nibs and dark malts.

But continue to dig a little deeper, past the infusions of vanilla pods and toasted oak chips, and eventually you'll come face-to-face with the madness required to make this beer; a kind of insanity that would have made Rasputin himself proud.

To fully unleash the aromas and bittersweet luxury of this stout, we recommend drinking it from a stemmed beer glass before taking a sledgehammer to a Faberge Egg.
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Ratings: 315 | Reviews: 52
Photo of crispinol
4.64/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was quite surprised at what a good beer this was. Smoother than most RIS and better balanced combination of roast/coffee/vanilla/chocolate. Their show stinks tho'!

Photo of pin
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wumsphire
1/5  rDev -74.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

at $12 per 12oz beer its worth a 1. Piss off!

Photo of Jobin_24
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IAmThird
2.71/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Great cocoa very little vanilla. Good mouthfeel and color. No lace. I would have liked more for the price. I've had beers for 2/3 the cost with more.

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tridge85
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stcules
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Totally black, with a dark brown foam.
At the smell a powerful impact of cocoa, coffee, and toasted notes.
A lot of coffee.
Full taste, again chocolate, coffee, toasted. Low bitterness, some dried fruits, woody hints.
Then some vanilla. Full, and still realtively delicate.
The alcohol is (almost) hidden.
Full, but not too much bodied.
Cocoa, toasted, coffee and vanilla in the aftertaste again. Good.

Photo of frankrizzo
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

If it had a bit more mouthfeel the one I drank was just about perfect.

Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
2.86/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too smokey and boozy for me.

Photo of Swooy
4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c-rum
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too smokey for me. One noted smoke.

Photo of wesbourne
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnroby
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrennanS
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.