Black Eyed King Imp
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Black Eyed King ImpBlack Eyed King Imp
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
ABV:
11.8%
Score:
93
Avg:
4.63 | pDev: 3.02%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
10
From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
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Black Eyed King ImpBlack Eyed King Imp
Notes: Two years is a long time. Plus at BrewDog, we measure in dog years, which makes it feel like an eternity.

Back in 2012 we brewed this extra-small-batch prototype and rather than bottle it there and then (which we could have happily done) we locked it away in some gnarly old whisky barrels at the back of our Fraserburgh warehouse.

Before it even went into barrel, this stout had huge chocolate aromas and flavours, from the intense malt bill and cacao nibs, tempered with a roasty bitter espresso character and a spicy hop profile.

Two years in barrel has intensified the rich, round sweet malt flavours, and layered in deep chewy molasses, warming spicy brandy notes, and a liqueur coffee creaminess.

Black Eyed King Imp is an extremely small batch beer, and ultra-limited edition. This beer is worth spending an afternoon over, allowing the flavours to develop and unravel while you discuss philosophy/become one with the universe/ watch an entire box set of your choosing.

85 IBU
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 10 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Dzu:
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4.46/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from can into snifter.
L: Pitch black with a weak tan foam head.
S: Cocoa beans, pleasant aroma.
T: Dark chocolate, sweety.
F: Tight body and no carbonation.
O: one of the best from BrewDog.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kylehay2004
4.7/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of samEBC
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rwalford74
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Poupae
4.57/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of 22Blue
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopBelT
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of rodzm14
4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KaeF
4.84/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer, smell of dark chocolate, tastes of coffee, chocolate and a little booze, great combination of flavours that creates one of Brewdog's finest!

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Black Eyed King Imp from BrewDog
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 10 ratings