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

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Buongiorgio00 (779) - - JAN 26, 2014
Decisamente poco ortodossa, anche nello stile che si confonde con caratteristiche di barleywine e old ale. Gusto molto complesso, tostato, fruttato, caramellato, con sfumature candite e di melassa, leggermente amara, speziata. Nel complesso, davvero un’esperienza appagante.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1377) - Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sevenlee (1332) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DANEgerous (90) - Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3994) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (967) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2013
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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerNowPlease (1) - - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
alcohol, vanilla, chocolate, black, medium sweetness, full body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter, long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (190) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmerz (710) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
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


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