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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilleLW (208) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2015
Pitch black beer with a dark creamy head. Aroma of bourbon, whiskey, vanilla, chocolate, dark dried fruits and some vinous smells and cacao. Rich taste of dark chocolate, burnt sugar with some rum and whiskey. Round, smooth notes of vanilla and rum with a more "stingy" after-taste of alcohol. Dark dried fruits. Full body. Soy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1555) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle thanks to my sis for an Xmas present. Poured black with tan head. Aroma of quite charred barrel prune booze. Light carb med bod. Charry taste choc light bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaghana (4571) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle 33cl, A dark beer with copper head. Nose is on dark chocolate, wood, light plum. Aroma is excellent on dark chocolate, sweet caramel, dark coffee, plum and fig touch, wood, vanilla, creamy body, light hops resin, relative bitterness. Quite complex and smooth, long aroma on aftertaste, very nice, bit expensive anyway.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogivlado (6287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottled 330ml. -from Pivopija Beograd (Zemun). Deep black coloured, small brown head, sweet roasty nose. Heavy roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, wood, dried fruits and warming alcohol. Complex, full of flavors and well balanced with notes of whiskey, wood and alcohol in the finish. Well done.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (120) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 9, 2015
Deep brown to black, brown foam. Aroma is awesome - sweet vanilla, noble alcohol(ok cause its 15% abv!), light woody notes + trace of chocolate. Well-rounded full body, vanilla, wood, trace of wine in flavor + coffee, chocolate and licorice. Warming elegant lcohol making it bit liquorish. Very good stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markoijelena (1018) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 7, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at 1st Tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia. The most expensive bottle on Serbian market.Thank you Vlada for this.Pour it dark thick color with small white head.On the nose coffee, bourbon, whiskey barrel.Taste and aroma of cherry, vanilla, coffee, candy sugar, wooden barrel.Perfect complexed full flavour every sip is other taste.i liked it very much best beer from our tasting.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ippopotamo36 (722) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 4, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2015 At the 1st tasting of 2015 in Belgrade-Serbia. Shared by Vlada at the Birreville shop, huge thanks mate. Pours black with a small gassy short-lasting golden/brown head. Nose: amazing! Macerated cherries, prunes, whiskey and cognac. Mouth: complexity of dozens of notes, all of them perfectly balanced. Molasses, prunes, cherries, wood. Alcohol. Great one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lore (1425) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2015
deep dark, almost black colour, 1 inch of dense beige-brown head; aroma of chocolate, whisky, some coffee, hints of dried berries and wood; taste of intensive roasted bitterness, coffee, chocolate, whisky, and herbal notes; roasted bitter aftertaste with long lasting spicy alcohol; excellent imperial stout

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaultier (894) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle @ BrewDog Bar, Gothenburg 15/11-14. Roasted, bourbon, alcohol. Full body and warming alcohol in the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1137) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 29/12/2014. Pours the darkest of browns with a small tan head. Has a strong aroma featuring toffee, caramel, treacle and a huge whiff of alcohol.It’s a complex beast in the mouth - very sweet at the start, but the bourbon comes right over the top to let you know you’re dealing with a heavy hitter. There’s a lot going on here, including toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, fruit cake, plums and dates, with the sweetness tempered by a firm bourbon filled burn. The boozy bitterness lingers at the back of tongue, which isn’t a surprise for something weighing in at 15%. Despite the intensity and ’bigness’, it’s still quite smooth and goes down with surprising ease. The palate is surprisingly thin given the style and the carbonation is soft. An excellent sipper for dessert time.


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