allmyvinyl (2159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle shared with jeevan, and also on keg at the Edinburgh bar. One of the more subtle of the Paradox series, although that might be a contradiction in terms. Cracking stout underneath the light whiskey thing going on. Roast coffee and charcoal, vanilla, peat. Grand.
BMMillsy (1146) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Bay Ridge in Annapolis. A little pricey but my first Brewdog and hopefully doing so in style. Pours i to my FW Teku dark brown to black and murky in the glass, a very small brown head that turns into just a ring around the top in no time. Aroma is up front scotch whiskey, caramel, chocolate, some dark fruit, oak. Flavor begins with whiskey notes, molasses, and a bit of dark fruit, then bursts into huge nutty flavors and lots of peat. Finishes with nutty, peaty caramel flavors with a slight vanilla and oak. A really beautiful medley of flavors here that come in waves. Medium heavy mouthfeel with relatively high carbonation for the style. Lots of trash talk on Brewdog it seems but this is a real treat. Wouldn’t hesitate to have this again. Obviously plenty of alcohol presence here but surprisingly sippable despite the ABV. While listed as an imperial stout, it really has more Wee Heavy, Old Ale, or Barleywine characteristics than stout. Not a bad thing, of course, and rather yummy.
Sevenlee (1194) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours totally black with a black head. Aroma is malt, roastiness, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit with whisky and woody notes. Taste is high sweet leading to a powerful finish. Slight alcohol burn on the way down. Awesome stuff.
DANEgerous (85) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: A gorgeous melange of Coffee, Chocolate, Roast nuts and liquorish.
Appearance: Pitch black with a light brown head
Taste: Massive hits of Chocolate and Coffee along with smoke and toasted grain along with note of tobacco and bitter orange.
Palate: Thick almost like lightly carbonated whole milk... far more pleasant than it sounds.
Overall: Absolutely epically massively massive beer. Very bold in all regards save hops as it has next to no bitterness from them.
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Black and poured with a small head. Slightly smokey and very hard hitting as you would expect.. It takes no prisoners and as is this breweries style is very expensive-not forgetting its strength. Save up and buy.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2014 bottle at home. poured black with a quickly dissipated caramel head. smoke tones, vanilla, peat, big whisky flavours, dark chocolate, cherry fruit notes, taste was pretty smooth for the 15 abv. Price is Way to high
BeerNowPlease (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, black, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,
Tomy63 (172) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperia stout 15% vieilli en fûts ayant contenus du Whisky de l’île de Jura. couleur noir, nez légèrement fumé, sur le moka, le toffee, le cake de noël... Bouche un peu boisé et vanillé, légère fumée et encore moka. Les 15% se sentent pas. Pas trop mon style mais très bien fait.
bmerz (665) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark black, slight head. Aroma is big dark roast, sweet, whiskey, wood, chocolate, booze. Flavor is similar...it is very sweet with a deep bitter woody middle and end. Feel is viscous then dry, dense, and dusty. Intense...and not easy but not that difficult. Nicely done
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is huge peaty smokey, liquorice and more. Flavour is huge bitter, roasty liquorice, deep iodine, smokey long lasting deep liquorice.