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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
89
very good

274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 15
Gots: 50 | 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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Photo of trippytbta
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into snifter. Pours black with approx. one finger of dark tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma of dark chocolate and a little coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma with roasted malt and char. Kind of tastes like dark chocolate over coffee beans. A little hop comes through as well as other tastes, excluding the vanilla, i never really tasted vanilla. The mouth feel is good accompanied by the warm alcohol presence.. A pretty good beer for such a high ABV.

Photo of Thedrizzle
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Jack_Malts
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Alc. 10% by Vol, 2014

It pours midnight black with a 1 finger milk chocolate orangeish head that doesn't stick around. No lacing.

Smells of cocoa powder, char, cappuccino.

The taste is mostly cocoa powder. So much of it. There is a slight warming alcohol booziness that adds to the smooth and creamy mouth feel. Roasted malts and char are very present. chocolate liquor. No vanilla. Cocoa powder and unsweetened coffee bitterness on the finish.

This is like drinking dark chocolate covered espresso beans. The vanilla is not really present at all, which is a bit of a disappointment. The chocolate is super dark, and the coffee is very bitter. Its pretty good, but I wouldn't buy it again. Trying it once though - I definitely recommend it. Don't expect any vanilla.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.36/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I was hoping to taste more of the coffee and vanilla notes, but I didn't get much of that. I definitely detected chocolate, raisin, and molasses. Not that those flavors are bad, but they just remind me too much of Raisinette candy. Despite the Raisinette flavor, the beer wasn't too sweet, which I've noticed before in other Russian Imperial Stouts. There was also a bit of dryness to the beer too, which I enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.