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


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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
Ktwse (2265) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, muscovado, port barrel, chocolate. Taste is chocolate and muscovado sweet, followed by boozy port lingering finish. Creamy, rich body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1396) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - OCT 11, 2014
Bottle. Thx to lambister. Pitch black color, tanned head. Aroma is wonderful roasty, coffee, licorice, whiskey. Full body, roasty, licorice, coffee, barrels and whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (2471) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle@brewdog, sheffield. Black beer with small head around the rimof the glass. Aroma of soy sauce and licorice. Taste is licorice, soy sauce, wood, dark fruits and treacle. Oily palate. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kingi (496) - - OCT 4, 2014
Aroma is a bit one sided towards bourbon. Black beer. Taste is first some bourbon which turns in to coffeeish licorice and continues in to the finish. Cloy sweetness on the finish. Light alcohol burn but not in the taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMessiah (5) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014 does not count
Pours into glass dark cola colored with smallish but thick, beige head. Smells quite sweet caramel bourbon, hints of vanilla with a bit of roasty smokiness. Taste is bourbon-ish carried with vanilla too, but body is too thin and carbonated for this kind of a beer in my humble opinion. Palate is again roasty and a slight burning sensation of alcohol, which does not occur in the taste. Overall a nice IS but is seriously lacking body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (435) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Black beer with head on the sides and smallish lacing. Aroma has vanilla, wood, bourbon and tannin. Taste is sweet with vanilla, a bit salty with licorice and roasted. Bitter ending. Full body and low carbonation. Again with experimental BrewDog beers this is a way too boozy beer for my taste, with alc. content of ~12% this would’ve been a lot better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (619) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2014
Svart med lavt/medium høyde på det lysebrune skummet. Aroma av vanilje, sjokolade, mild kaffe, treverk og noe bourbon. Rund og god i munnen. Det første som slår meg er samme som i aromaen, nemlig vanilje. Ellers er det krydder, sjokolade, kaffe og mørk malt. I tillegg er det mørkt sukker og bourbon/whiskeypreg på denne. Medium/tykk oljete konsistens. Først søtlig, så mildt bitter. Alkoholen varmer i halsen, selv om den er ganske godt kamuflert i smaken.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1875) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle shared brew dog Sheff. Black tan head. Aroma is vanilla bourbon oak. Taste is same some raisins figs nice abv in finish. Oily body. Good stuff not worth the money in my eyes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (3702) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle at Brewdog Sheffield; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, soy sauce and bourbon, taste has roasted malt, leather, dark fruits, chocolate, quite meaty, bitter, burnt sugar, ABV present.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2014
Looks..black, sml tan head Smells.. Barrel char, bourbon heat, oak, vanilla, roast coffee & dark roasty choc malts Tastes..thick roasty coffee, choc, oak, char, bourbon barrel and a bit of alcohol heat throughout. Lingering burnt choc in the mouth and a slight warming chest burn form the alc.

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