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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
87
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 4
Gots: 24 | FT: 2
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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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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-26-2014 21:55:56 | More by Artjsantos
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Boone757

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-24-2014 20:39:18 | More by Boone757
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MikeKSmith

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-23-2014 20:35:18 | More by MikeKSmith
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hoppy91

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

07-23-2014 03:35:39 | More by hoppy91
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Fbonno

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.5%

07-23-2014 03:33:31 | More by Fbonno
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-21-2014 21:32:39 | More by iL0VEbeer
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 16 oz snifter. Pours pitch black with a huge 2 inch mocha head, that leaves behind some solid lace.

Smell is expresso, dark chocolate, leather, tobacco, and vanilla.

Taste follows the nose. Starts with a shot of expresso, dark chocolate and finishes with a leathery, tobacco, and vanilla.

Body is only only maybe medium, slight carbonation, very dry, and pretty easy drinking for a fan of aggressive stouts.

This is very nice, but will take an equally if not better Founder's imperial stout at the same price a four pack as a single bottle.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2014 02:59:21 | More by SawDog505
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golf4collet

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

07-18-2014 02:25:34 | More by golf4collet
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kell50

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

07-17-2014 23:44:31 | More by kell50
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-13-2014 07:42:56 | More by ohiobeer29
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-10-2014 23:34:49 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-08-2014 01:50:09 | More by DeanMoriarty
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beergoot

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The body appears jet black and leaves a thin, cocoa brown head that eventually fades to nothing. Aroma is primarily a low-intensity cocoa with some charred grain notes. The taste exudes a big, malty flavor infused with baker's chocolate, hints of dates and prunes, charcoal, and a slightly boozy sensation. The feel is heavy-bodied, slick and smooth; dusty dryness.

The beer develops a more alcohol-like character the more you drink yet does a nice job of presenting and maintaining a rich, thick, tasty RIS kind of flavor. Too bad its looks are flat and the aroma rather tame. Nothing world-class about this one, but it ain't no weak, forgettable beer either...it's no 'psycho' but not necessarily for the faint of heart...

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 23:31:57 | More by beergoot
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PoppaSquat

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.1%

07-01-2014 16:22:52 | More by PoppaSquat
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WMD-1002

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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torriman

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-28-2014 16:38:38 | More by KG710
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adam42381

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-19-2014 12:12:37 | More by adam42381
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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JJChrist

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

06-07-2014 00:48:38 | More by krl2112
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

1.86/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Sampled at the Great International Beer Fest sponsored by Elite Brands.

Pours a dark ruby red, very dark. Looks thick and rich, not much of a head, if you can call it that.

Oof. Aroma is booze and nail polish remover. Hot, burn....not a hint of anything RIS

Flavor is just a mess. The booze kills everything. Cocoa is burnt and barely alive. Malt is putrid.

Not even a sipper beer. Too hot, too messy

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2014 21:11:22 | More by Mebuzzard
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-01-2014 06:02:27 | More by Knapp85
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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
87 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.