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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1117) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
tlind2 (1244) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2014
Brewdog tasting @ Viisi Penniä. Black color, tan head. Alcohol, vanilla and oak rule the aroma. Complex flavor with all of the above-mentioned things. Balanced finish. Full body, low carbonation. This reminds me of Pesäpuu Stout and I’m sure it would go extremely well with vanilla ice cream. A very nice example of the style.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TychoJames (412) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Flaska brewdog.com. Svart kulör. Söt doft av romrussin och fat och vanilj. Smaken samma som doft med smörkola.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (306) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
Föaska från brewdog webshop. Svart med beige skum. Doft av plommon och choklad. Kaffe, fat, vanilj och choklad.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
inesfilipa (25) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - DEC 25, 2014
Dark color, medium body, medium bitterness and light sweetness. Aroma: milk, chocolate, coffee.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - DEC 23, 2014
Uno tra i prodotti migliori che ho mai assaggiato di Brewdog. Torbata ai massimi livelli, avvolgente, con note di cioccolato e caffè. Buonissima e paradoxale!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (3555) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Backlog rating. Keg at BD Shoreditch, London. It pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma is raisins, dark chocolate, wood, toasted grains, leather and some light wild berry tones. Taste is quite sweet with more bourbon notes of vanilla, raisins and wood, some more toasted grains red berries. Soft alcohol kick in the finish with mild tanginess. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, very good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9773) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle [from trade with Scopey if I remember correctly] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, lightly chocolate and quite some bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, strongly bourbon, some alcohol, good firm bitterness. Medium body, medium to full carbonation. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a medium to large sized light brown head. Looks nice. Smells bourbon, sweet, almond, nuts, hint of vanilla, slightly tar, slightly liquorice, slightly salty. Tastes roasty, coffee, chocolate, slightly liquorice, slightly tar/coal, hint of vanilla, bourbon, slightly wood.. Deep and lasting taste, full body, thick, soft carbo.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wazzawazza (54) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
A very strong barrel aged beauty. Pours dark and calm. Strong taste and scent, good hoppy notes and brilliant finish. One per day.


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