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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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very good

237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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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Photo of Monroe592
3.48/5  rDev -11.7%

Monroe592, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of Kellerbj
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%

Kellerbj, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev +1.5%

A: Pitch black, black hole, thick crude oil like as it pours into the glass. Virtually impenetrable. Topped with 2 fingers of dark brown rusty head with a yellow ochre tinge. Oil like head consistency but leaves no lacing

S: Chocolate, cocoa, black licorice, alcohol, light lilac floral scent.

T: Sweet, smooth, chocolate, ash, lilac. Little alcohol, but a burn in the throat.

M: Thick, oily smooth with little carbonation.

O: Well done but not overly complex for the style, especially for the addition of cocoa nibs and coffee. Nonetheless, I was tickled to find this through Wishbeer in Thailand. Drank Sept 7th, 2014 in Kunming, China.

patre_tim, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

11.2 ounce bottle, Batch 253, best before 22/10/18. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch brown head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like burnt/charred malt, cocoa, coffee, vanilla, and some dark fruit. I like the taste too, it tastes like bittersweet chocolate, burnt/charred malt, coffee, vanilla, molasses, and a bit of dark fruit and licorice. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and a bit coating with moderate carbonation. I think this is a good bittersweet imperial stout, I wouldn't mind trying this again in the future. $10.99 a bottle.

bluejacket74, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of RedDieselBrewing
5/5  rDev +26.9%

All I am saying is, if you are into stout / porter/black ale ....DRINK THIS BEER ! you will not be dissapointed.

RedDieselBrewing, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Mgraupner26
5/5  rDev +26.9%

Mgraupner26, Sep 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

edugasmtl, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of freshflesh
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

freshflesh, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Browninc1
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Works well over vanilla ice cream as an amazing Affogato! Try it!

Browninc1, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of joeymorris
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%

joeymorris, Aug 24, 2014
Photo of vauxhaulastra
2.5/5  rDev -36.5%

Served in a half pint stemmed glass at BrewDog pub in Edinburgh.
Like sipping cocoa powder and cold espresso.
So strong and bitter yet also a little sweet.
Not sticky at all though.
Very dry in the mouth.
I feel the half-pint I got was too much, this could be something I could drink like a schnapps or a whiskey. Fairly hard to enjoy through the extreme bitterness.

vauxhaulastra, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of Chemister
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Chemister, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

enelson, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

GeorgeCarroll, Aug 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

altmer, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Posadboy, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +1.5%

KevinGordon, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Axnjxn, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

shiggins22, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of Konkretek
3.12/5  rDev -20.8%

Konkretek, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of SteveTheBrit
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SteveTheBrit, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of Lanstrum
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Lanstrum, Aug 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

lrowland270, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Zekenyce, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

En29356, Aug 10, 2014
Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.