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

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartlebier (3425) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - AUG 23, 2015
33cl bottle bb03/2024 kindly decellared by oldmanriver, merci. Aroma of heavily woodbarreled vanilla bourbon and muscovado caramels with a fruity berry touch. More lively wood in taste, moving over deep bourbon barreled tannins over dry muscovados/molasses towards a serrated cured wood lingering finish. Confident Brewdog hop cocktail for counterbalance, lush berry, orange and stone fruit peel subdominants. Not all too decadent or coating mouthfeel, with even a bit of a lively carbo sparkle. Great dessert accompaniment, not (yet?) quite dessert in itself.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (662) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2015
One of the best Imperial Stouts Iíve ever tried. Not easily beatable! Shiny black with thin beige head, aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste as well, with vanilla and molasses, low bitterness. But the best is the feeling that drinking this gave me: like drinking a whisky there is a very pleasant warm feeling in the stomach, smooth as hell, lovely feeling of drinking some hot chocolate liquor based in bourbon. Astonishing.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maledictum (754) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUL 12, 2015
Black, small brown head doesnít endure very long at all. Aroma is all chocolate and bourbon. Very enticing. Body is medium to big, higher carbonation than expected - pretty spritzy. Taste is syrupy molasses, liquorice, bourbon, coconut, tacky burnt rubber, not THAT boozy considering, but there is a noticeable alcohol tang. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2323) - PORTUGAL - JUN 30, 2015
33cl bottle. Real black colour with a thin beige head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, wood, dates and liquorice in the aroma. Soft to medium carbonation and full body. Taste is a complex mix of sensations, a feast for the senses with chocolate, bourbon, liquorice, coffee and cocoa notes. Overall, a beer that should never end.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nordic (423) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 17, 2015
Bottle 0,33 @ deTolly Baar. Black. Aroma of oak, plums, toffee, dark chocolate. Full body. Taste: intensive with hints of whiskey. Very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1541) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark deep brown with small brownish head.Aroma is sweet, berries, toffee, plums, some woodiness, alcohol, vanilla. Taste is sweet and bitter, roasted, dark bitter chocolate, vanilla, milk coffee, butterscotch, caramel, hints of bourbon:Full body. Thick and sticky.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tarmok (1195) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 14, 2015
Black liquid with minimal tan head. Aroma: plum, oak, caramel, alcohol, vanilla, bitter chocolate. Taste: butterscotch, smoky, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: full body, thick feel, sticky, soft carbonation, long bitter finish,

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1607) - RÓga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 13, 2015
Huge brew, but bit lacks from best examples of paradox series. Lovely oily, dark sided roast, dried fruits, caramel, bit sharp bourbon, but nice for my liking, vanilla, choco. Quite heavy sweetness with moderate bitterness. Nice treat of a beer

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (488) - LATVIA - JUN 11, 2015
Aroma raisin, grape, caramel, roasted, malty. Taste: Very noticable burbon notes, roasted and bitter. Same but something different. Would suggest to pros :DD

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1893) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle bought at Bierhalle Deconinck. Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla, bourbon, roast, coffee, thick mouthfeel, very nice, even better than Isle of Arran. Black Eyed King Imp is still the king of BrewDog beers to me.


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