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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (371) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Black beer with head on the sides and smallish lacing. Aroma has vanilla, wood, bourbon and tannin. Taste is sweet with vanilla, a bit salty with licorice and roasted. Bitter ending. Full body and low carbonation. Again with experimental BrewDog beers this is a way too boozy beer for my taste, with alc. content of ~12% this would’ve been a lot better.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (545) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Svart med lavt/medium høyde på det lysebrune skummet. Aroma av vanilje, sjokolade, mild kaffe, treverk og noe bourbon. Rund og god i munnen. Det første som slår meg er samme som i aromaen, nemlig vanilje. Ellers er det krydder, sjokolade, kaffe og mørk malt. I tillegg er det mørkt sukker og bourbon/whiskeypreg på denne. Medium/tykk oljete konsistens. Først søtlig, så mildt bitter. Alkoholen varmer i halsen, selv om den er ganske godt kamuflert i smaken.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1505) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle shared brew dog Sheff. Black tan head. Aroma is vanilla bourbon oak. Taste is same some raisins figs nice abv in finish. Oily body. Good stuff not worth the money in my eyes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3138) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Sheffield; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, soy sauce and bourbon, taste has roasted malt, leather, dark fruits, chocolate, quite meaty, bitter, burnt sugar, ABV present.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (389) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
Looks..black, sml tan head Smells.. Barrel char, bourbon heat, oak, vanilla, roast coffee & dark roasty choc malts Tastes..thick roasty coffee, choc, oak, char, bourbon barrel and a bit of alcohol heat throughout. Lingering burnt choc in the mouth and a slight warming chest burn form the alc.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2675) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque black thick and gloopy. Momentarily a thin fawn head which subsides quickly. Nose - dried fruit soaked in brandy. Some wood. A distinctive ginger cake note too. Taste - big chewy liquorice and almost rubber. Challenging boozy note too. Palate - big rich body with a dry and chewy mid palate texture and this continues into a long dry finish with some sweet elements to it. Overall - well it’s a bit gnarly and chewy but there is reward in persisting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (491) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours close to black with a dark brown tint. A tiny, small bubbled, brown head. Smoke, vanilla, alcohol and some roasted malt nose. Balanced sweet and bitterness. Quite warming, but the alcohol is very well hidden. Thick, oily body. Low carbonation. Red fruit, some vanilla, dark chocolate flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2164) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Paradox Heaven Hill a dark cola pour with a minimal tan head. The nose has lots of heat that burns your nostrils, vanilla, oak and bourbon with a solid umami backbone. Medium to full bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. The taste is rich savoury bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Not so complex but solid.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (523) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
500 ça se fête ! Alors pas d’hésitation ça sera la Paradox de Brewdog. Noire intense au collet brun de fines bulles. Un nez extraordinaire de liqueur (cherry), de café et des notes boisées, un peu de cuir. Puissante, le whisky est bien présent, le final est très long sur les notes de café et d’alcool. Les 15° se sentent bien surtout une fois le verre vide.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeertourist (4859) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, small beige head. Marcipane, chocolate nose with hints of fruit. Delicious blend of marsipane and chocolate flavours, orangey whiskey notes. Dangerously drinkable. Close to perfection.


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