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


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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeertourist (4904) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, small beige head. Marcipane, chocolate nose with hints of fruit. Delicious blend of marsipane and chocolate flavours, orangey whiskey notes. Dangerously drinkable. Close to perfection.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1047) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
330ml bottle from the Real Ale Store, Newark. Colour is deep black with a thing ring of deep tan head. Aroma of cherry, whisky oak, and coffee beans. Taste is liquorice, peaty Whisky and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
From bottle at Grünerløkka Mat & Mikro Festival 2014. Black body with a small tanned head. Aroma of wood, licorice, roast and alcohol. Taste of dark chocolate, bourbon, licorice, coffee, good complexity, light alcohol notes for the strength. Roasty bittersweet finish, pleasant bourbon and dark chocolate aftertaste. 

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
freretoc (854) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 6, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl, couleur noire, mousse très mince marron et effervescence quasi inexistante. Nez vanilé et grille. EN bouche grosse attaque sur le grillé et le caramel, deuxième bouche vanille bourbon assez prégnant. Fin de bouche énorme sur le bourbon et le bois type cèdre et chêne, énorme

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleksander9 (532) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 5, 2014
Black with big head considering abv. Aroma is loads of bourbon. Vanilla, alcohol, spice, chocolate and roasted malt. Full vinous palate. Aftertaste is alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, some caramel and lingering alcohol finish. Overall: Well done! Bourbon is not my favorite cask, but its obvious that the barrels did its job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2412) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2014
31.08.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Small light brown slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry, oak, dark malts, cocoa, whisky, grass, caramel, hay, coffee, licorice, vanilla. Taste is dry boozy, oak, dark malts, sour coffee, whisky, grass, citrus peel, hay, cocoa, minerals, dark sugar, hints of licorice. Longlasting bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2014
Medium tan/brown head, fading over practically black, deep dark-brown beer. Rich chocolate & liquorice nose; quite roasted to burnt. Initially faint vanilla/Bourbon, gradually getting stronger. Bitter Bourbon, with vanilla/fresh oak, roast and hops. Fiery MF, enhanced by the lively carbonation. Bourbon lends some sweetness to the palate, but the roastiness is omnipresent. Very rich & full bodied. Seen all the marvelous Paradoxes gone by, as well as the Bourbon, I had expected more fireworks, somehow. It goes until just-not on several fronts: more balance than complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2014
Small beige h3ead darkest of pours mild carbonation aromas rich chocolate roast coffee fudge caramel rousing bourbon note dark fruits vanilla lactose like milky note the flavours wow a mix of malt rich lactose vanilla sweet chocolate and fudge caramel roast coffee plums raisin superb bourbon notes heavenly on the palate a bitter to match the sweetness spicy touch little bit of heat the finish a wonderful tasting imperial best aftertastes the fruits bourbon and bitter spice touch such a relaxing tasting imperial so good

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (607) - USA - AUG 29, 2014
Drank last night as a graduation present to myself -- Poured a 12oz bottle. Jet black with tiny brown bubbles. Aroma of oak, bourbon, roast malts, booze. Flavor starts with a very good roasty imperial stout, that melts into a bourbon fusion that is great. The bourbon becomes more pronounced as it warms. Great great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1344) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 25, 2014
Like jet fuel. Pitch black, tiny brown head. Bourbon and vanilla in the aroma. Nice roastyness, not too sweet, very well made.

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