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


on tap

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 21, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Nir A. for this bottle! Black with a small light brown head. Big aroma of bourbon, soy sauce, vanilla, dark chocolate, cookies, wood, light booziness. Bittersweet flavor with dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, a bit of soy sauce, wood, a bit of caramel, and a bit of alcohol. Full-bodied, slight booziness. Great stuff.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FatPhil (14122) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 30, 2015
330ml bottle (300e of overpriced beer tasting) - thanks Marduk!
Ugh, that’s a messy aroma. Sweet, and very boozy, but it’s worse than just those aspects. Hard to pinpoint, but you don’t want it in your glass. Palate as expected, thick, sweet and hot. Taste is just whisky, almost no beer to be seen here, just a tonne of booze. A spirit that’s been diluted by some kind of beer, I guess.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - SEP 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Very dark brown color. Small size, tan head, stays. Sweet, caramel, raisins, alcohol in aroma. Sweet, roast, cake, alcohol, ashy in taste. Strong alcoholic roast in aftertaste. Rough and alcoholic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Senka (1059) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2015
The overpriced tasting session at Koht. Crazy brew. Malty, ashy, bitter over the top with huge amount of hops. Not so dry, and no nasty sediment/aftertaste. Well balanced abv, if you can say that about 15% beer. As far as crazy goes - this batch 079 is good. No so much bourbon in this one though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (6534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2015
(Bottle, 0.33 l, 20150926) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had burnt malts, vanilla and sweetness. Palate was full bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vanilla, wood, booze and bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy and bitter. The booze and wood hid the beer too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - SEP 18, 2015
Black as hell, light brown head. Vanilla, cocoa and hints of bourbon on the nose. Sweet, thick and a bit like engine oil. Roasty bitterness and noteable alcohol, along with some vanilla sweetness. Perplexing. Good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2015
Another Paradox, another lovely beer! As always I find it hard to compare the different versions of the series since months passes between each time I try a new one. This is of course a powerful, highly complex and super malty brew, packed with elements such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, dark caramel, vanilla, bourbon, dark dried fruits and if my memory serves me right, a bit more pronounced alcohol than e.g. Jura. Also fermented apple in an autolysis-like way. Finally vague hints of coffee, liquorice and soy sauce. The taste is moderate sweet and the everlasting finish is quite heavy bitter (and alcoholic). Full-bodied and oily with a soft carbonation. A delicious imperial stout, but maybe not quite as amazing as the best ones in the series?
[33 cl bottle, batch 79, enjoyed 1.5 years after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (17284) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
From trade with fonefan, many thanks!
33cl botte. Pours very dark brown black with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma of burned malt, wood, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol. Taste is intense malty, tons of vanilla, coffee, burned malt, some alcohol, very delicious, perfect beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (10448) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle @ Beer Geek Shop, Prague. Pours black with a small brown head, some oily lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, slight burnt, caramel, wood, sweet dried fruit, vanilla, loads of bourbon. Flavor is light sweet, rich malty, caramel, chocolate, some dried fruit, vanila, wood, bourbon, some alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light sweet finish with warming alcohol. A little to hot, and heavy on the bourbon. 250815

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerhammaren (1682) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 3, 2015
.33l bottle @Harry’s. This liquid orgasm pours black with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, bread notes, dark fruits, alcohol, syrup, bread and some berries. Flavor is dark malts, alcohol, coffee notes, dark fruits, cocoa, dark chocolate, burned malts, syrup, whisky notes. Amazingly soft palate, oily. Alcohol well hidden! Swell!

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