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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle and keg,series special
Imperial Stout aged in American Bourbon Barrels for 12 months. A schizophrenic translatlantic son of a bitch of a beer. Huge, decadent imperial stout clashes in the most beautiful way with the best incarnation of the American Dream since Nixon choked on a cheeseburger. We think this might just be the best Paradox ever. Available in both keg and bottle.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (910) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle (served at room temperature as per the label instructions); pours black with a very thin mocha head; aroma of vanilla, chocolate, booze, and hints of oak and malt; taste is rich and smooth with chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and hints of dark fruits and oak; finish is bittersweet and slightly dry with roasted malt and some alcohol with a hint of licorice; wow this one is fantastic

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Big bourbon nose upfront then notes of vanilla and brown sugar. Dark chocolate, some coffee and dark fruits in the taste with more coming through as it warms. Smooth taste, medium body with a long lasting finish. Let it warm up to appreciate it fully.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cool_Bond (2003) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
Aroma of oak and whiskey. Incredibly heavy taste of soy, oak, dark malt, dark coffee and dark chocolate. This beer drinking only in small amounts. Maybe a little alcohol even in taste. Heavy bitterness that fills the mouth forever. Think beer is rather difficult to drink. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (754) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Well integrated bourbon nose nose. Very thin for the 15%ABV. Head dies a quick death. Potent head cracker. Tobacco. Not much development in the glass. Fair long acidic burn. A letdown.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, bourbon, woody notes and vanilla. Sweet flavor, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft to flat carbonation. A great an solid Impy. ★★★★

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lambister (317) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from Gourmondo. Pitch black color with cappucino colored head. Nose has nuts, smoke, toasted cocoa and sweet malts. Really rich body with malty and nutty body and loaded ending. Superb all the way.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Fonefan 251014. Dark red brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. chocolate, licorice, coffee, oak alcohol. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, hop, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, oak, caramel. Boozy, but still a very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3821) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Deep brown pour, thin tan head. Aroma is full of vanilla, bourbon, oak and a bit fruity roasted malts. Flavor is quite sweet, bitter and incredibly smooth. Slightly thin body and a little alcohol burn in the finish, but really well balanced and very drinkable. Dangerous how easily the 15% goes down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
33bottle, split with Omgrich. Batch# 079, BB 21/03/2024. De couleur noire, huile de moteur, col léger moka laissant un filament doré-huileux sur le verre. Arôme est profond en notes maltées avec un résiduel de mélasse. Note adoucie de caramel, léger en vanille avec un renforcement des effluves de Bourbon. Palais est également fortement axé sur les malts. Retrouve un agréable profil de café, de grillé, mélasse avec un fini boisé qui perce nettement plus sur la fin. La chaleur commence alors à se dégager et à envelopper la gorge sans pour cela être surfait. Petite amertume est à noter, le tout étant sec sur qcq notes boisées.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (917) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2015
33cl bottle at home from Only Good Beer, Budapest. Body is nearly black, head is small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is bourbon, flavor is coffee liqueur, bourbon, vanilla, spices, molasses. Medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter. Finish is long lasting roasty bittersweet, chocolate, alcohol is well covered, bourbon is constantly present. Full body, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Great dessert beer, a bit heavy but far not as much as other beers with similar ABV.


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