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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10606) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle [from trade with Scopey if I remember correctly] @ home shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque pitch black color, medium to full sized light brown head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, lightly chocolate and quite some bourbon. Taste malts, roasted malts, strongly bourbon, some alcohol, good firm bitterness. Medium body, medium to full carbonation. Very nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Pitch black colour with a medium to large sized light brown head. Looks nice. Smells bourbon, sweet, almond, nuts, hint of vanilla, slightly tar, slightly liquorice, slightly salty. Tastes roasty, coffee, chocolate, slightly liquorice, slightly tar/coal, hint of vanilla, bourbon, slightly wood.. Deep and lasting taste, full body, thick, soft carbo.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wazzawazza (60) - Geraldton, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2014
A very strong barrel aged beauty. Pours dark and calm. Strong taste and scent, good hoppy notes and brilliant finish. One per day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: NK Bar, Stockholm.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Vinous, vanilla, raisin, dried fruit, caramel.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, dried fruit, vanilla, caramel. Some alcohol in the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (225) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Strong/medium aroma with some licorice and alcohol. Black bit reddish and thick. Natural white, light head. Ultra strong taste with dominating licorice and salty licorice. Some malty flavors and bourbon can be tasted. Very balanced. Medium taste spectrum and long aftertaste with malts and licorice. Thick palate with medium/low carbonation. Overall top quality taste bomb with licorice and salty licorice dominating other tastes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weordie (367) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
Pours a dark black with a small brown head. Strong smell of smoke and licorice. Strong taste of liquid smoke, hints of coffee and chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stuj01 (24) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Heavy on taste of bourbon. Not much form. A taste of alcohol stays for quite a while...

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JimmyBoy74 (419) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
Ölmässan Örebro. Svart mörk färg. Doftar extremt mycket kakao kaffe och godis. Smakar kaffe sprit och godis

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jorn69 (1751) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle @ BrewDog Bar, Gothenburg 141115. Roasted malty with licorice, bourbon and vanilla, sweet, full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (492) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - NOV 13, 2014
330 ml bottle at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black body with a thick brown head. Aromas of bourbon, oak, chocolate, roasted notes. Taste is medium sweet, with dark chocolate, oak, bourbon, vanilla, some dark fruits. Full body with low to medium carbonation.


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