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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

204 Ratings
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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
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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Enjoyed on tap at the Birdsall House in Peekskill, NY

Pours damn near to black, under a very dark, rich and creamy mocha head that leaves nice solid rings of sturdy lacing with every sip.

Sweet mocha/chocolate/dark grains nose

On the palate, waves of chocolate, malt balls and again smooth and flavorful dark grains.

10% well masked, super smooth, dangerously delicious and easy drinking.

Quality RIS-happy to get to savor it on tap...

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Tap at Good Bottle. Thick place pour, dark tan fine bubble head. Retains well.

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Taste, big roast malt, fudge, molasses. Coffee and cocoa finish. Sounds simple but this is really good and right on point.

Full body, near creamy carb, costs well. Warmth kept well in check for the size. I bet draft is the way to go with this.

Usually not a fan of the quality-cost point with these guys, but if you can find on draft and get a half pour, this stuff is top notch. A quality non barrel aged imperial.

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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.