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

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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
The first bottle shared at TheArtofTea place. 10.03.2016. Deep brown, almast black color. Coffee and chocolate, wiskey aromas. Liqueur, toast, a lot of wiskey in flavours. Full body. Malty and bitter chocolate finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (523) - ITALY - FEB 16, 2016
Batch 079, best before 21/03/24, aperta il 16 Febbraio 2016. Rossa scurissima, alla vista nera, con riflessi caramello, schiuma nocciola non molto persistente che forma però un anello lungo la parete del bicchiere e non svanisce mai del tutto. Aroma in evoluzione man mano che si scalda: bourbon, cacao, biscotti alla cannella, baccello di vaniglia, prugna secca, liquirizia, uva passa, caffè tostato, rabarbaro, melassa, note legnose accompagnate da leggerissimo erbaceo. Al palato parte dolce con liquirizia, vaniglia e melassa, segue poi cioccolato fondente misto a bourbon, il tutto arricchito da una coda molto persistente dove la fa da padrone il caffè tostato accompagnato da bourbon, note legnose, di rabarbaro ed amaro erbaceo. Corpo pieno, poco carbonata, oleosa, quasi masticabile, come al solito BrewDog è una garanzia.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SeniorZozo (1167) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 15, 2016
Black. Aroma of oak, plums, toffee, dark chocolate. Full body. Taste: intensive with hints of whiskey. Very good. Brutal stuff!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
indrekr (376) - ESTONIA - FEB 12, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, toast, cocoa. Appearance: black, clear, no head. Taste: sweet heavy, Sour light, bitter heavy. Palate: full body, astringent, intensive carb. bitter long aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (512) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 10, 2016
Excellente. Le nez est très typé heaven hill avec des notes de moisissures nobles assez marquées. Fond très caramel, légèrement chocolaté, le stout est discret. La bouche est assez douce et quasiment pas éthylique. Le heaven hill est à l’attaque et se poursuit en caramel fumé qui se complète bien avec un fond bourbon très agréable. Encore une fois, le stout est plus un support. On décèle tout de même une légère amertume de torréfaction en longueur. Jolie.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (652) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2016
Dark brown colour. Head disapears remarkably quickly. Coffee, smoke, whiskey, caramel in the aroma. Bread, caramel at first. Whiskey in the middle. Coffee, dark fruits in finish. Heavy bodied, not so well balanced, rather over carbonated, powerful imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Dark brown, near black body with a beige cap. Aromas of sweet bourbon, oak, chocolate. Tannic with dark chocolates and a subtle touch of pine and hops in the finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer5000 (5864) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 16, 2016
330 ml bottle. Clear black body with a small beige head. Lovely aroma of dark, roasted malt, perfumed Bourbon, vanilla, wood and roasted coffee. Flavor is much as expected from aroma, dark medium roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, lots of Bourbon, vanilla wood and very balanced bitterness, mild in carbonation. Full bodied with long lasting aftertaste. A really nice one in the Paradox series. I see several older comments on the alcohol/booze, but I can only taste this as a nice and warming thing, it might have something with my bottle being well stored for a while.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (2070) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 13, 2016
Pitch black with a small head. Delicate carbonation and thick body. The aroma is coffee, black chocolate, dark dried fruits, orange peel and lots of bourbon. Taste is even better. Sweet and roasted. Several layers. Beginning sweet and chocolate. Evolves into deeper molasses and darker roasted nuances. Then I get more and more dark fruits and even more deeper chocolate. Bourbon and spikes of alcohol in the finish but all covered by creamy sweetness. That's an intensive RIS. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (799) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
A: Pitch black with a thin nougat lacing head. N: Oak, vanilla, almond, alcohol, hazelnut, wet wood, liqourice, chocolate, toffee, caramel T: toffee, caramel, coffee, vanilla, dark berries O: Wow!! This is amazing! I love the sweet toffee, vanilla fudge explosion!


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