Cocoa Psycho | BrewDog

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430 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by dgilks on 03-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
430
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
123
For Trade:
6
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Ratings: 430 |  Reviews: 79
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a pure black color. One finger tan foamy head dissipates within about a minute and leaves a nice stringy lacing glazing the sides of the glass. The smell has a superb roasty to smooth dark chocolate to milk chocolate coated coffee. The taste tales those previously mentioned flavors to combine subtlety and finely on my tongue. There’s a slight roasty chocolate to coffee aftertaste. The finish is smooth and roasty. On the palate, this one sits about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality to it. Overall, I say this was an absolutely wonderful RIS that I would definitely have again.

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Photo of OhioLimoncello
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bylerteck
3.66/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Much hotter than expected. Not as much coffee as expected either. Quite tasty but missing required elements that would take what is advertised to next level.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this at the Canal-Winchester, OH brewery. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had chocolate. The taste was chocolate base with some roast. The mouthfeel was fuller in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Casey_L
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.73/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chebode2
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dewsby
4.71/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Heeenrik
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mitchellrhen
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CurtisD
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of bourassa23
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rockjocknroll
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Robertturnbull3
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Catalin90
4.85/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap @Brewdog Bologna. In my opinion, it's an world class Imperial Stout. Tons of cocoa in the smell, taste and aftertaste. You can also feel vanilla, dark fruits and slightly roasted coffee. I enjoyed drinking it.

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Photo of basshaug
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 oz bottle of batch 281 (best by nov 2018) poured into a snifter.

Jet black beer with a nice dark brown head when poured into center. It has a chocolaty and slightly boozy nose.

Loads of chocolate flavor that lasts. There is a nice touch of coffee in the finish . Overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of Euroglot
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
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