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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: dgilks on 03-14-2013)
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Dicers, Sunday at 07:29 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Appearance has a brown thick head that slowly settles, some lace and an opaque brown black color. aroma is on the mild side with malt Cocoa, hint of molasses and roast. flavor is like aroma very small subtle hints of coffee and good balance between bitter sweet and tang. Perfect body. A velvet Hammer beer with some booze at the very end of the finish.

drpimento, Saturday at 02:47 AM
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4.15/5  rDev +5.3%

Pours black as ^@*$ with awesome tanned head, big lacing. Looks pretty awesome in the grand scheme of things.

Nose is so roasty, huuuuuge coffee, bit of chocolate and a hint of banana.

Taste is massive roast, slight hint of banana, big burnt flavours, coffee in huge amounts. There is a hint of balancing sweetness holding the oppressive roast at bay.

Mouthfeel is about Big, Black Coffee. Kind of bitter. Lots of chocolate comes out later, lots.

Despite the American-style adjuncts this also has Euro leanings in its burnt, acrid dry style. If you like roasty RISes the coffee in this really takes it to the next level. Could use some balancing maltiness to counteract all that acrid coffee and a bit of booze. But quite a good beer on the whole, with a distinctive profile. Maybe I would split the bottle next time. I think ultimately the adjuncts are quite forward and dominant also. Strong coffee is pretty dominant in both nose and taste.

An ambitious and unique beer. I think this beer has a lower rating than it deserves which I largely attribute to BrewDog reactionaries.

danieelol, Sep 14, 2014
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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.