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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

199 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 31 | 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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

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...

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -23.3%

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

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-30-2014 21:55:05 | More by WMD-1002
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torriman

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-30-2014 09:03:13 | More by torriman
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KG710

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

06-19-2014 02:14:24 | More by wrightst
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JJChrist

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

06-13-2014 16:55:02 | More by JJChrist
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-09-2014 20:31:42 | More by erialbill
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2.3%

06-07-2014 23:32:19 | More by ThisWangsChung
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krl2112

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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

Colorado

1.86/5  rDev -52.4%

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

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2014 06:02:27 | More by Knapp85
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pgrenvicz

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2014 23:08:29 | More by pgrenvicz
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benjamincarter

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +21.5%

05-31-2014 13:41:59 | More by benjamincarter
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NRo

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

05-29-2014 17:42:58 | More by NRo
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Arriskuwonder

Spain

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-29-2014 08:28:56 | More by Arriskuwonder
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-28-2014 21:44:10 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

05-24-2014 19:57:24 | More by vermilcj
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Svyturys30

Illinois

3.01/5  rDev -23%

Let me start by saying that I am not a huge stout fan. I am trying to delve more and more into these beers as I am wanting to start a mini cellar. I tried this in a bottle and had it served into a small tasting glass.

A- It is like dark motor oil. The way a stereo typical stout looks (IMO) Has a much darker head that most of the stouts that I have seen. Very little head compared to most beers and the head disappears after about 30 seconds.

S- It also has the stout-esce type of smell with a bit of a bittersweet chocolate small on the end.

T- This is the second stout I have had in a couple of days. I thought this one was much better than the other I tried (will review the other one after this).

M- This stout has a very smooth, thick viscosity to it (like watered down maple syrup).

O- I think this stout tastes much better than the Wells and Young stout I had earlier. I hope DL, BCBS or the proprietor is better than this one.

Cheers!

05-23-2014 18:28:27 | More by Svyturys30
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bayern1987

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

05-22-2014 23:02:44 | More by bayern1987
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

05-22-2014 17:24:05 | More by NJBeer265
Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.