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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 16
Gots: 67 | FT: 3
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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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4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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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...

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1.86/5  rDev -53%
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

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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.