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Dog ADog A

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Knapp85 on 11-11-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle generously shared by Matt at our latest whale tasting last night. Poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Pours a very dark brown color, just shy of black...very good clarity when held to the light. Small dark brown collar.

S - Chili peppers...roasted, smoked, chipotle-like...dark chocolate and molasses.

T - Very roasty...chipotle peppers, mild chili warmth, roasted malt, cararmel and dark chocolate. Good pepper flavors without the heat.

M - Super smooth...alcohol is virtually undetectable (how is this possible at over 15%?), nice roasted pepper flavor. Super thick and syrupy in feel...lower carbonation level.

O - This is a very good pepper imperial stout. Super smooth and hides the alcohol amazingly well. This is by far the best Brewdog offering I've had to date.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a jet black color with a thin brown head on top. The head settles and leave a light lacing. There is a big malt aroma with the pepper comes through a little bit, there is also some booze in there too. The taste of the beer has a really nice cocoa flavor from start to finish. The pepper is very subtle but noticeable. The aftertaste is dry and bitter. The mouthfeel is smooth, it's heavy and has a nice light carbonation. Overall it's a very interesting beer, definitely a sipper. Worth a try though.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Another birthday, another chile beer. Thanks to Chris (wordemupg) for this rare offering. Served in a DryHop taster glass.

A - Nice tan foam settles to a thick collar, leaving behind minimal lacing. Pitch black body.

S - As expected, this reminds me a fair bit of Abstrakt AB:04, although this seems to have less chile intensity to it (odd as the descriptions states there was 3.5x as much). The intense roast, dark chocolate, and coffee flavors are there, but without as much sweet and vegetal chile this gets a tad too charry. Gets a tad sweeter as it warms up, and alcohol is impressively disguised here.

T - The taste is quite similar; it's a big stout with oodles of dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and some sweeter dark fruit notes that gain intensity as the beer warms up. Chile flavor is present, but I was expected more burn from the Naga peppers; both that and the alcohol heat are conspicuously absent. Don't really get the advertised vanilla either.

M - Smooth, full body, with a creamy texture, lower carbonation, and negligible alcohol. No complaints here.

D - A very nice stout that is miles better than most BrewDog offerings. Still, I'm a little disappointed that the chile wasn't as intense as in AB:04; no one is drinking this beer for it's balance and subtlety - right? I could probably work through the 33cl bottle on my own.

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Dog A from BrewDog
4.26 out of 5 based on 37 ratings.
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