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

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


4.4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamf (80) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Jet black, small beige head which disappeares completely. Pralines, cherry-liqour-chocolate. Sweet, chocolate, roastiness. Some warming alcohol and great lasting milk-vanilla-chocolate aftertaste. Impressing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vighals (1410) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - AUG 22, 2014
Svart med lys brunt lavt skum. Mørk sjokolade, kaffe, vanilje, trevirke og whiskey. Tønnelagringen har gitt spor på lukten, men ikke på smak. Alkohol, salt, bitter og lett søtlig smak. Alkohol og salt sitter igjen. Lite kullsyre

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (5092) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Slovakia. Almost black color with thick beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, wood. Taste, roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, licorice, marzipan, bourbon. Strong long alcoholic finish. Very tasty beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (692) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
Black colour with beautiful mocca head. Aroma of whiskey, toffee, smoke, bitter chocolate. Taste is light to medium sweet, light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, soft to flat carbonation. Very nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (571) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Barwa: ciemna z rubinowymi refleksami widocznymi pod światło, klarowna. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, ale dość szybko opadająca. Całość gęsta i oleista Aromat: wyraźnie alkoholowy uzyskany dzięki leżakowaniu w beczce po bourbonie. Mamy zatem nuty wanilii, kokosa oraz "drewniane". Następnie można się doszukać akcentów owocowych (wiśnie?), nieco palonych i czekoladowych oraz być może korzennych. Mimo tego alkohol jednak dominuje. Smak: bardzo pełny i słodki, choć po chwili z kwaskowymi akcentami. Następnie owoce, wanilia, czekolada, melanoidyny, może lekka kawa. Goryczka raczej nie jest tak wysoka, jak deklaruje producent, ale konkretny charakter ciemnych słodów i chmielu czuć. Limitowany BrewDog, pakowany w osobny kartonik i ozdobiony elegancka etykietą. Do tego, jest to piwo leżakowane w beczkach po bourbonie. Czego chcieć więcej? Seria Paradox trzyma poziom, bowiem jest to jedno z najlepszych piw, jakie piłem. Z pewnością w pierwszej dziesiątce, być może nawet w piątce. Konkretne i alkoholowe, ale tego właśnie oczekujemy od RIS-a. Aromat mógłby być nieco lżejszy i bardziej ulotny, ale z drugiej strony czego wymagać od trunku z 15 % alk. ? Szczerze mówiąc na takie właśnie piwo czekałem, po okresie posuchy. Minusy: szybko uderza do głowy oraz niestety słono kosztuje...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2014
Appearance: Dar brown/black with cm thick tan head. Aroma: Toffee, butterscotch, treacle, vanilla, woody, liquorice. Taste: Medium sweetness, low/medium bitterness and low sourness. Palate: Medium thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry bitter sweet, burnt toffee, vanilla, malty, liquorice finish with alcohol warmth and dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle at home... Deep black... Massive tan head... Soft meaty bourbon... Something odd nose... Dark malts... dark roast dark roast....boozy... Rich sweet roast... Light coconut... Soft chocolate

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
szagi (22) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 4, 2014
Strong coffee and vanila aroma. Dark body with little head. bourbon’s touch, dark, bitter chocolate. Nice, burning alcohol, warming. Great imperial stout

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (1759) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
A black beer with a weak and light brown head. The aroma is intensive, lots of salt liquirice and sweetness, roastiness, vanilla, some berries and strenght of alcohol. Taste is very smooth and balanced. Liquirice, strong sweetness but not too much, roastiness, warm, sweet berries and vanilla, hint of coffee. The great vanilla in the end. Full bodied, almost without carbonation, slightly sticky. The great beer, balanced without alcohol, smooth taste.


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