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


on tap

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2015
One of the best Imperial Stouts I’ve ever tried. Not easily beatable! Shiny black with thin beige head, aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste as well, with vanilla and molasses, low bitterness. But the best is the feeling that drinking this gave me: like drinking a whisky there is a very pleasant warm feeling in the stomach, smooth as hell, lovely feeling of drinking some hot chocolate liquor based in bourbon. Astonishing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Whoa! Pours like old engine oil. Head has big bubbles that give way to a honeycomb mousse. Bouquet of bourbon, vanilla, chocoate and malt. Oily soft mouth feel with a riot of flavours - plumb pudding, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinammon, charcoal, sultanas. They mask the crazy high alcohol remarkably well. I have had beers with half the alcohol that tasted more like alcohol. By the time you reach the bottom of the glass you can feel the effects - warm ears and that tingly feeling. Once the main palate has subsided the finish is creamy chocolate and sweet malt with that bourbon flaring in the nostrils. An epic drop with an equally epic pricetag. Worth it? Absolutely!

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2016
Scuro color mogano con un velo di schiuma marroncina. Densa e liquorosa, odora di torta, legno e zucchero a velo; al palato č spessa, corposa, profonda con note di tostato, liquirizia, caramello, bourbon, uvette e cioccolato. Effervescenza piacevole che solletica la lingua, finale lungo, alcolico, caldo e persistente ma per nulla sgraziato. Mostruosa!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rostislav (4) - BULGARIA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Dark,almost black with dark brown foam. So rich aroma - dry fruits, date, vanilla, spiced and smoky. Full and thick body. And the taste...coffee, caramel, nuts, bourbon of course.Warming. Amazig

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jesperhammer (4228) - 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 (1314) - Z±bki, 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhunter111 (17277) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
From trade with fonefan, many thanks!
33cl botte. Pours very dark brown black with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma of burned malt, wood, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol. Taste is intense malty, tons of vanilla, coffee, burned malt, some alcohol, very delicious, perfect beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Batavi (355) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2015
Tijdens bierproeverij, gedeeld en uitgeschonken in struise BD glaasjes. Gitzwart olieachtig bier, met een kleine beige schuimkraag. Een rijk en complex aroma van: bourbon, chocolade, gedroogd fruit als pruimen en rozijnen, eikenhout, vanille, marsepein, koffie en specerijen. Het smaakpallet is complex, licht zoet en aardachtig. Tonen van gebrande mout, bourbon, vanille, en eikenhout. Mondgevoel is fluwelig en olieachtig met een verwarmende afdronk van bourbon. Het beste bier van Brewdog, wat ik tot nu toe heb mogen proeven, erg indrukwekkend, en weer op de Heaven Hill vaten. Een bijna perfecte Imperial Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   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.

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