1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.

Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

Not Rated.
Cocoa PsychoCocoa Psycho

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

279 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 279
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
BrewDog visit their website
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)
View: Beers (91) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 279 | Reviews: 44 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Gakusei
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soulcougher
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

• 12.24.14 – Christmas Eve
• 4.5 - Look - Jet black pour with nice .5 inches of tan / light brown head that mostly fades away almost completely and leaves limited lacing
• 3.75 - Smell - Can’t get much smell
• 3.75 - Mouthfeel – Medium mouthfeel – well balanced, not chewy, not thick or thin, similar to what you’d expect for a RIS
• 3.75 - Taste – Too roasty and bitter for my taste, but this lessens as it warms, alcohol well hidden – no alcohol burn at all
• 4.0 – Overall a pretty good RIS but I prefer sweeter and less roasty / bitter RISs, glad to have tried it nonetheless

Photo of heygeebee
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Flat looking pour, nice and full on nose, but taste let down by a slight bite of coffee bitterness which would likely balance out over time.
Having said that, a somewhat mainstream coffee/vanilla RIS.

Photo of meanmutt
3.49/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicole309
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Pwheatstraw
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of vonnerbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of Srecko
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MikeCactusGordon
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of adhokk7
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DRBiser
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of Brian7357
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Lerxst
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of MuscleConfusion
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Daniellehto
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.