Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeertourist (4901) - 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 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (3048) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
04-JUL-2014, bottle @Brewdog Bar, Campden Town, London. Suggested by knowledgable bartender. Thx. Black with low but lasting tan head. Aroma is wonderfull Bourbon, coco, Vanilla, roast. Taste the same. Full body, very sweet. Just a touch of astringency. Long Bourbon’y finish. Alcohol is there on there finish. Nice and Warming. This is so good. Best Brewdog in years. Perhaps best ever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekk1978 (564) - 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...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (561) - North Dakota, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Drank last night as a graduation present to myself -- Poured a 12oz bottle. Jet black with tiny brown bubbles. Aroma of oak, bourbon, roast malts, booze. Flavor starts with a very good roasty imperial stout, that melts into a bourbon fusion that is great. The bourbon becomes more pronounced as it warms. Great great beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nightrave (6) - dublin, IRELAND - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Low carbonated. Quite sweet, but not lusciously as some belgian ones. Bourbon is very noticeable, yet not overwhelming.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (339) - - OCT 19, 2014
Third from brewdog bar, sheffield. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is rich dark fruit and liquorice. Taste is rich sweet treacley, lasting bitter aftertaste. Subtly carbonated, full of oil. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sublirony (22) - SINGAPORE - JUL 28, 2014
Pours dark as a night without stars out in the mountains and away from the city, though there is upon closer examination a ruby, brownish tint at the edge. What little head there is diminishes quickly but persists at the rim. Nose is vanilla, a bit of honey, some caramel pudding, and perhaps a whiff of cinnamon spice -- alcohol surprisingly, and happily, subdued in the smell. Substantial palate though it doesn’t feel heavy. Really complex in the mouth: long, long taste that moves from dried fruit (apricots, raisins, some prunes) to the said vanilla and touch of spice to coffee and then a mouthful of unadulterated bourbon bliss. Finish is long with a slight burn at the back, when the end finally comes (as it sadly must). A brew to savor patiently and slowly, slightly chilled in the tropics though as the label advises at room temperature in more temperate climes. Another impressive performance from Brewdog in their Paradox series.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christopsy (109) - SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep dark brown, almost black with a thin foamy tan head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. Taste treacle-ish, VANILLA, coffee, milk chocolate, and finishes with a woody bourbon alcohol. Small warmth at the back of the throat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SimplySike (961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
33cl. Bottle.
Pours Black with small tan head quickly disappearing.
Aroma alcohol, booze, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit, coffee, licorice, wood, spice.
Taste vanilla alcohol chocolate sweet, burning coffee woody bitter.
Mouthfeel smooth, oily, burning alcohol.
Amazing complex imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
angelkostvo (685) - 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.

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