Cocoa Psycho | BrewDog

Cocoa PsychoCocoa Psycho
BA SCORE
3.99/5
436 Ratings
Cocoa PsychoCocoa Psycho
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
Ranking:
#4,248
Reviews:
82
Ratings:
436
pDev:
12.28%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
123
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 436 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of IAmThird
2.71/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Great cocoa very little vanilla. Good mouthfeel and color. No lace. I would have liked more for the price. I've had beers for 2/3 the cost with more.

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Photo of BostonPhilly
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tridge85
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stcules
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Totally black, with a dark brown foam.
At the smell a powerful impact of cocoa, coffee, and toasted notes.
A lot of coffee.
Full taste, again chocolate, coffee, toasted. Low bitterness, some dried fruits, woody hints.
Then some vanilla. Full, and still realtively delicate.
The alcohol is (almost) hidden.
Full, but not too much bodied.
Cocoa, toasted, coffee and vanilla in the aftertaste again. Good.

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Photo of frankrizzo
4.71/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

If it had a bit more mouthfeel the one I drank was just about perfect.

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Photo of steverx8
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tb4475
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stinger80OH
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.58/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.26/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Black pour with a small dark brown head. Aroma of strong roasted malt, alcohol and light coffee. Taste has a strong smokey edge. Can taste lots of roasted malt and light chocolate. Has a feel of alcohol warmth. Very syrupy consistency. Finishes with chocolate and warm alcohol flavors.

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Photo of Swooy
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lanciloti
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c-rum
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mportnoy
3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Too smokey for me. One noted smoke.

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Photo of wesbourne
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Johnroby
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElGallo
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkhara12
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrennanS
4.39/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ReverendJon
4.75/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ZenBiscuits
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snooprobirob
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ShanePB
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 436 ratings
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