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Cocoa Psycho - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.2%
Wants: 11
Gots: 39 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

SteveTheBrit, Aug 13, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

abomb9581, Aug 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

WesM63, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

shigg85, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

rostencrantz, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Artjsantos, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Boone757, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

MikeKSmith, Jul 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

hoppy91, Jul 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.2%

Fbonno, Jul 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

iL0VEbeer, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  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.

SawDog505, Jul 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

golf4collet, Jul 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

kell50, Jul 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

ohiobeer29, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

JimmyFlatRock, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

DeanMoriarty, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of beergoot
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
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...

beergoot, Jul 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -23.9%

PoppaSquat, Jul 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

WMD-1002, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

torriman, Jun 30, 2014
Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.