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BrewDog Christmas Paradox 2012

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Bottled, keg special
ABV: 15%
OG: 1112
Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross
Twist: Aged in rum barrels for 12 months

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
Dark brown with a great looking frothy head. Smells of deep malt, roast, chocolate and heavy alcohol. Sweet to the touch with alcohol again and lots of bitter roast. Raisin. Oily deep black. Too buch booze burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nihtila (2563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 24.12.2014. Very intense aroma with syrupy sweet roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol. Intense, full bodied, chocolate, roast, rum etc but too much alcohol. Disappointment for a paradox, too boozy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
domienS (250) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a black beer with as good as no head. Smells Vanilla, oaky, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Small medicinal hint sadly. Tastes amlt bitter. Full thick beer wich leaves a malt bitter palate where you pick up a lot of the rum barrel. Great degustation beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kapusil (1023) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2015
0.33l bottle. Thanks for sharing with me Chris. Black body, light brown head. Aroma and taste of dark rum, coffee, chocolate, cream, sour cherry and floral hops. You can really feel the alcohol, but itís not disturbingly harsh at all. Complex and heavy. Not an everyday beer, thatís for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1663) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2015
330 ml bottle at home. Pfjew liquorice and DROP bomb (Dutch anice sweet). Aroma starts of nicely with dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Medium body with lots of sweetness, burnt coffee and malt roast and pfjew a lot of alcohol, alcohol burn in the end. Taste is liquorice and drop, some mocca coffee as well. Too high on the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (4483) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle from local distributor. Aroma strong, rum evident, also loads of roasted flavours. Pitch colour, but ordinary texture. Taste reveals extended barrel exposure IMO. 12 months brought out lots of rum flavours, which is cool, but also brings out alcohol, which impacts drinkability and overall deliciousness. Excellent beer nevertheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Almost black color with minimal beige head. Dark malt, chocolate, rum, peat, ash. Sweet dark malty taste with coffee, chocolate, rum, lot of rum. Strong boozy finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MisoW (2916) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours brown color, small to no beige head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, rum, vanilla. Taste is sweet, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, cherries, alcohol is quite warming. Very nice chocolate cherries finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como
Black color. Aroma of dark caramel and a bit of treacle; hints of chocolate and warming winter punch; alcohol. Full bodied; good flavor of caramel with some chocolate; moderate sweetness (fits well); strong expected bitterness; the alcohol presence is too strong and spoils this beer.
Too boozy. And way too expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7077) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 16, 2014
Small brown head. Opaque black body. Toffee and whisky aroma with chocolatey plum notes. Dry earthy toffee and plastic taste with chocolatey spice notes. Full-bodied. Mild, flat, slightly hot and powdery mouthfeel. Sweet earthy dusty chocolatey aftertaste with toffee and syrup. Earthy musty flavours dominate, with linoleum and old books, but itís still nice and interesting. A sippable beer, but a bit over the top now two years later. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from.)

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