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


on tap

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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ruigo (2075) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nordic (411) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (1348) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tarmok (1068) - 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,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (1403) - Rīga, 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (440) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElManana (1714) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (1286) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Pours a jet black with a slight brown head which soon disappears. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, slight raisins and cocoa. Taste is vanilla, molasses, slight liquorice, creme brulee, slight cocoa. Full bodied with a rich mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6295) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2015 Bottle brought home from Lisbon. Pours clear dark black, small tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice ring and decent lacing. Aroma is light overall, notes of chocolate, roast, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, heavily boozy, spirits mixing with roasted malts and cocoa powder. Medium body, boozy boozy. More booze. You pretty much need to be a Heaven Hill fanatic to go for this one. Update; as it breathes this beer becomes much more approachable. Maybe the drink at room temperature thing has merit her. I am upping the score from a 3.5 to a 3.9 based on how this is evolving.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gopherfan99 (1247) - CROATIA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle (served at room temperature as per the label instructions); pours black with a very thin mocha head; aroma of vanilla, chocolate, booze, and hints of oak and malt; taste is rich and smooth with chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits and hints of dark fruits and oak; finish is bittersweet and slightly dry with roasted malt and some alcohol with a hint of licorice; wow this one is fantastic

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