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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrepintado (1426) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JUN 24, 2014
33cl bottle from cerveteca Lisboa, Portugal. Dark color. Head is thin and brown. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is medium bitter, low sweet. Aroma is high chocolate, coffee, alcohol, whisky, milk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (8692) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at Brewdog aka Queuedog AGM, AECC Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Black with a well appointed dirty tan head that retains well. Nose is big roast malt, dark chocolate, bourbon pangs, oaky wood. Taste comprises rich chocolate, subtle bourbon, rich dark maltings, molasses, toffee fudge. Full bodied, fine carbonation, fuzzy boozey warmth in the close. Cracking impy - well balanced, easy drinking for 15% which is well masked.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle with Ruslan, Rachel and Tino. Pours oily black with a small tan halo. Big slap of alcohol. A sturdy woody depth to it with chocolate, liquorice and lots of booze. Candied fruits and burnt toast. Syrupy. Big flavours. I enjoyed it greatly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5443) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2014
33cl, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2014, from Geers Oostakker, very complex Stout, roasted/alcoholic and slightly spicy/woody/sweet, heavy, yet balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle from ’Brewdog shop (Bottledog) London, consumed on Brittamy Ferries Cap Finistere boat to Satander, Friday 13th June 2014 Pours black without much of a head, bourbon nose but I also get some squished cherries. This is a massive beer in mouth with quite an afterburn. Just poured another glug and there is a reasonable amount of carbonation but the bubbles which looked tan were swift to leave the party. A little oaky and chocolatey but the does burn a little almost making this feel that its been infused with a dab of chilli. This is quite good but it doesn’t hold a candle to the like of GI Bourbon County, GKH SR. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3184) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 12, 2014
Pitch black color. Heaven-ly nose with tons of bourbon, vanilla and oak on top of a bit of dark chocolate. Sweet. The stout characteristics are completely lost. The mouth is very heavy and rich, not boozy, sweet or cloying, but I found the beer a bit directionless. The bourbon notes really tone down and stout notes come out much more, but doesn’t do much for me. Much more roastiness in the mouth. I can’t put my finger on it, but I wish bourbon character was stronger and body more balanced. The finish is very warm with moderate bitterness and bourbon character. Good but a let down after the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (3170) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle @ Brewdog tasting @ Viisi penniä. Batch #79. Black color, espresso head. Vanilla, oaky, rum aroma. Flavor has vanilla ice cream, oak, wood, malt, whiskey notes, coffee. Nice sipper.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (2149) - FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle@5p. Black, tan top. Oaky, slight sweet vanilla, but not much. Some seaweed, bit salt licorice. Roasty. Full. Soft. But bitter too. Quite nice, soft malty porridgy dark light salty roasted.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (2834) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Oluttupa Viisi Penniä, Helsinki. Batch #079. Beat before: 21/03/2024. Colour is black with very small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, hints of alcohol, some whiskey and roasted malts. Could be softer. Maybe aging helps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Cola black beer, small dark beige head. Red berries on the nose. Very mellow. Sweet, vanilla, oak, red berries. Whisky warm. Nice and mellow.

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