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


on tap

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3867) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (7879) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (969) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cagou007 (566) - FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
Pours deep black with a thin brown head. Nose is bourbon, dark fruits and vanilla. Aromas are brown sugar, whisky, toffee, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Warm alcohol feeling. Low carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and alcoholic feeling, with a delicate whisky aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alberti92 (159) - - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head. Body is medium with low carbonation. Aroma is awesome. First thing that comes to mind is chocolate krackles. Underneath all that there's more chocolate, some vanilla, chocolate, coffee and chocolate. Some dark fruits also come through. Taste is heavily bourbon driven with undertones of chocolate and coffee and a bit more chocolate. Unreal beer. One of the best I've had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nihtila (1815) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
10.6.2014. Aroma of vanilla, oak, coffee, chocolate. Taste is similar, smooth, delicious, warmth of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cam_Dynamite (105) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2015
Pours black with a small tan head. Rather unimpressive looking. Nose is bourbon, vanilla, booze and dark chocolate. Taste is very similar to the nose, add in some vegemite, dark fruits and wood or tobacco. Quality sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chimpgibbon (424) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Thanks Iain. This is unquestionably top level monkey treacle. Flavours of depressed yet enigmatic dusky fruit, sweetly elusive in their obvious rancour. After that, a couple of moments of alcohol, ending with that feeling when you dip your balls in a warm but not hot bath.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - FEB 25, 2015
Pours black. Aroma and taste are bourbon, dark chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rostislav (3) - BULGARIA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Dark,almost black with dark brown foam. So rich aroma - dry fruits, date, vanilla, spiced and smoky. Full and thick body. And the taste...coffee, caramel, nuts, bourbon of course.Warming. Amazig

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