Cocoa Psycho | BrewDog

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432 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:
432
Reviews:
81
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
12.41%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
122
For Trade:
6
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Photo of RichH55
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benlhoest
4.69/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Walbert_Neto
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brett606
4.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

BrewDog - Cocoa Psycho. 10% ABV. 11.2 oz bottle poured into snifter. Best by date: 9-24-2019

Look: Pitch black, allowing no light to penetrate. Semi aggressive pour yielded a half inch head, dark brown in color, with red hue. Dissipated fairly quickly.

Smell: Dark chocolate, roast coffee, with fairly strong tones of alcohol. Also has a perfume like odor that is very faint.

Feel: Not too thick, but creamy with a little carbonation.

Taste: First drink of this I had caught me off guard. Tasted of dark bitter chocolate, and roast coffee. Alcohol taste is more profound on the back end, and as it warms up, the alcohol taste begins to burn.

Overall: I spotted this beer, and had to try it. There were only four, so I took a chance and bought one, even though it was pricey. I have not had a lot of Russian Imperial Stouts, but this one was different than the others. I did enjoy it, but feel it was not worth the high price I paid for it. A good example of a Russian Imperial Stout that is not like others. If I find another one cheaper, I might buy it to age, and see if it changes anything.

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Photo of hermit990
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour, very thick-looking. Velvety head, dark brown, with nice retention - it looks perfect, for a RIS. Smells of cocoa and dark chocolate, roasted malts and a bit of bourbon. The taste follows the same notes, but overall is a bit mellow - there isn't anything that stands out, not bitterness, not sweetness, not even alcohol.

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Photo of DispyDnb
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shockey
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gobuccos
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hdtrice
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 123321123321
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shestetun
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BART23
5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkleu357
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very black. Has a sweet oak aroma. Sweet dark chocolate taste with mild hints of coffee. Moutfeel is a little this for a beer of 10% ABV . I'd say it's a little pricey since I paid $10, but not a bad beer.

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Photo of Justin82
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IGOTASIXPACK
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap Obriens Pub. Sweeter than expected. Just right.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into an antique German chalice

Pours like motor oil, thick , viscous, impervious to light. Dense , solid one finger brown foam cap

Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee, raisins

Tastes of Roast coffee, chocolate, oak notes on the finish

Taste / feel the alcohol, smooth, no biting. Roast coffee lingers with alcohol on the back of the tongue

Heavy feel on the to gue, moderate sudsing, alcohol weighs on the tongue

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Photo of Tdenham
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kkawachi
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zonker17
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cocoa Psycho from BrewDog
3.95 out of 5 based on 432 ratings.
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