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


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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (3109) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Appearance - opaque black thick and gloopy. Momentarily a thin fawn head which subsides quickly. Nose - dried fruit soaked in brandy. Some wood. A distinctive ginger cake note too. Taste - big chewy liquorice and almost rubber. Challenging boozy note too. Palate - big rich body with a dry and chewy mid palate texture and this continues into a long dry finish with some sweet elements to it. Overall - well it’s a bit gnarly and chewy but there is reward in persisting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolets BU. Pours close to black with a dark brown tint. A tiny, small bubbled, brown head. Smoke, vanilla, alcohol and some roasted malt nose. Balanced sweet and bitterness. Quite warming, but the alcohol is very well hidden. Thick, oily body. Low carbonation. Red fruit, some vanilla, dark chocolate flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2516) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Paradox Heaven Hill a dark cola pour with a minimal tan head. The nose has lots of heat that burns your nostrils, vanilla, oak and bourbon with a solid umami backbone. Medium to full bodied with a sharp mouthfeel. The taste is rich savoury bourbon, chocolate, vanilla and oak. Not so complex but solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bozo_skeleton (583) - Grenoble, FRANCE - SEP 15, 2014
500 ça se fête ! Alors pas d’hésitation ça sera la Paradox de Brewdog. Noire intense au collet brun de fines bulles. Un nez extraordinaire de liqueur (cherry), de café et des notes boisées, un peu de cuir. Puissante, le whisky est bien présent, le final est très long sur les notes de café et d’alcool. Les 15° se sentent bien surtout une fois le verre vide.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeertourist (4937) - 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 (1218) - 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 (904) - 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 (556) - 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 (2490) - 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.

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