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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: 117   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 14, 2013

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark black brown colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, alcohol, sweet alcohol - rum. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, raision, alcohol - rum. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20130125]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is raisin fruity and wineous. Fruity, wineous and roasted malty. Dense malty, alcohol and toasted malty. Raisin fruity and alcohol warming finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 4, 2013
Bottled. A black beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes roasted malt, chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, caramel, and chocolate, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 5, 2013
Bottle at yespr, huge thanks for sharing. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dried fruits and alcohol with notes of dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dried fruits and chocolate. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. has a roasted malty woody rum and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody sweetish rum and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty woody rum and chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22450) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
7th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, short bubbly tan head. Palate is airy and light and slight soft. Modest fine carbonation. Rich tangy dark malts, but not heavy at all. Clear rum and raisan and other tangy dark fruits. Some alcohol spice but it’s not a hot beer. Finishes light leaving a slight warm afterglow. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
UPDATED: APR 25, 2014 bottle at home ... deep dark black... thin tan head ... huge deep rum ... big chocolate nose ... dark deep chocolate maalts ... rich vine fruits ... dark sweet malts ... heavy but balanced warming rum finish ... oh this good... very good ... Bottle at home 2014 ... deep black .. thin tan head ... dark roast ... chewy malts ... xsoft toffee roast ... dark .. malts ... deep roast .. big alcohol ... soft roast .... 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19381) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (18735) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s in London - big thanks to Josh. Pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. Nose has lots of tangy dark malts, some dark fruits, hints of plastic. Medium to big sweet flavor, lots of booze-soaked dark fruits, rum, straight booze, slight burnt plastic. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Hot finish, some astringent burnt wood, more boozy fruits, some mild bitter cocoa. A bit heavy-handed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (17730) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Süßlicher, durch malziger Antrunk, der angesichts des Alkoholgehalts fast zu gering ausfällt. Schokolade, etwas Espresso, zum Ende hin alkoholisch. Rumnoten sind permanent erkennbar. Nett aber einfach zu viel Alkohol. 10/9/8/9/9/9

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