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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: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22640) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Bottled@PBF IX. More or less pitch black colour with a small brown head. Aroma is liquorice, some barrel, mild alcohol and some mild toasted notes. Flavour is liquorice, some alcohol, vanilla, wooden notes as well as some quite burnt sugary sweetness. A bit too sweet, but otherwise rather delicate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (17341) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown to black in color, with a dense, finger-thick tan head. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate and licorice in the aroma, the alcohol very present. It’s sweet and very bitter, warming and full-bodied, with chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and some molasses and bourbon. Lasting finish. Sure, it’s a fine beer, but it’s so boozy that it hides most of the complexity that might be there. Couldn’t drink much of this. 141025

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (15071) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2014
On tap at Brewdog Shoreditch London Bimble. Black beer lasting tan head. Lots of intense imp stout aroma. Lots of chocolate cocoa. Good if a tad boozy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottled 330ml (PBF IX)
Dark opaque, small brownish head. Roasted, vanilla aroma. Medium-bodied. Lots of whiskey, dark malts, not much vanilla in the flavor. Quite raw flavor. If you like whisky, you may like this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Keg at BrewDog Camden - London. Pours thick, oily black with a creamy, beige head. Quite decadent on the nose, lots of gooey chocolate, burnt marshmallows and toffee, some stewed dark fruits. This is definitely a sweet beer but I wouldn’t say cloying, with an edge of dry, torched barrel, moderate alcohol presence, burnt toast, dark chocolate, ripe cherries. Full bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Warm, almost hot on the finish with prominent burnt wood character, dried out dark fruits, raisins, dates, some molasses, decent chocolate. Ballsy stuff but I really like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (13912) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with lots of alcohol. Oily. 251014

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (12744) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (12430) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
Fonefan 251014. Dark red brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt. chocolate, licorice, coffee, oak alcohol. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, hop, alcohol, chocolate, coffee, oak, caramel. Boozy, but still a very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (10199) - 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.


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