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


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1273) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2014
330mL bottle BB 21/03/24 Thick sump oil-like black beer. Holds a small deep tan ring of foam. Decadent aroma; chocolate liqueur & pudding, dark roast coffee, burnt nuts & caramels, charred wood, Bourbon undertones complex in their own right with notes of dried fig, sultana, raisin & clovey spice. Palate is viscous, slick & oily, lingers long on the tongue, low carbonation. Some woody tannin dries out the finish. Lots of burnt malt, toast, nuts, caramels, wood, with dried fruit, big spice. Smooth finish, alcohol is warm & drying, but surprisingly well contained. Big beer, quite brash & packed full of flavour; a definite sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown to black in color, with a dense, finger-thick tan head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate and licorice in the aroma, the alcohol very present. Itís sweet and very bitter, warming and full-bodied, with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some molasses and bourbon. Lasting finish. Sure, itís a fine beer, but itís so boozy that it hides most of the complexity that might be there. Couldnít drink much of this. 141025

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8274) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan
Pours dark reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, licorice, coffee, oak and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, roasted, chocolate, boozy and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11992) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with lots of alcohol. Oily. 251014

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (959) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 25, 2014
0,33L bottle, batch 079, shared by suurjuust, thanks! Pours black with tan head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is intense chocolate, wood, bourbon, some alcohol. Flavor is sweet & bitter, dark chocolate, malt, some smoke, spicy notes, bourbon. Finish is dark chocolate bitter. Overall: great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (375) - - OCT 19, 2014
Third from brewdog bar, sheffield. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is rich dark fruit and liquorice. Taste is rich sweet treacley, lasting bitter aftertaste. Subtly carbonated, full of oil. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (871) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a black colour with a head that diminish. Aroma of whiskey, toffee, brown sugar, smoke and bitter chocolate. Taste toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, syrup. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (622) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Still black oil pour. Aroma is very sweet bourbon. Taste is the same with a little astringent bitterness from the malt. Bit tangy on finish. Thin oily body. Could do with more balance but definitely a delicious experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suurjuust (1228) - ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
Brown-tinged black beer, small brown head. Nose is bourbon, roast, chocolate-cocoa notes, alcohol, vanilla. Flavor is roast, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, alcohol. Finish is roasty with some mild alcohol notes, lingering roast. On the sweet side, not that thatís a bad thing. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 Bottle @ Barely Legal Tasting Room . Pours very dark brown , small grey head fades very fast . Smell is oaky , boozy , some grains ( roasted ) not as much vanilla as I hoped .. Taste is wood, boozy boozy boozy !!!!! , some vanilla ( owwwwww yeah ) , roasted grains , bit bitter , some sweetness ( chocolaty ) . Way to boozy , even at this ABV ! Mouthfeel is strange . Carbo is not to high, yet high and sharp. The beer itself is very thick , creamy . The carbonation totally breaks this , giving a dry-feeling on the tongue . Good, not as great as the brewers described it on the bottle though . Way too boozy ... damn .... Even double black at 26 % is less booze.... this is as boozy as their own watt dickie of 35 ( ! ) % .... WHY ?? Downrating this ( not re-rate ) since after I rated, I drained the beer . Sad, since the taste was not bad at all . But the extremely overwhelming booze really ruined this beer and made this very hard, if not impossible , to drink more than a few sips . Balance is far gone ...

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