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


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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
Rated 3/24/13. Now this is more like it. Portion of a 12 oz bottle into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes. A: Pours a dark brown color. There’s no real head, expected given the gravity. S: Very plummy, with a strong whisky undertone. These tones are backed by a nice chocolate quality, and the booze is hidden very well given 15%. T: Smoky, peat-forward whisky opens and closes the profile, sandwiching a midtaste of plum and chocolate. Really damn smooth given the strength, too. Only thing I can nitpick is that the integration between the barrel and the base beer isn’t perfect. M: Really good body on this one. It starts sweet, but becomes drier as more of this is sipped. Did I mention the well-concealed alcohol? Don’t think I have... O: Oh yes, I was real impressed with this one. If this were $10/12 oz, I’d buy the shit out of it...alas, it’s around $15, so I’m hesitant to recommend this, as excellent as it is. Still worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dado93 (141) - ITALY - SEP 24, 2014
Deep dark with rubin reflex color with almost null head, strong roasted and alcoholic/liquor aroma, sweet, in mouth is really intense, bitter roasted and whisky, licorice and sweet final, smoke sensation, clear alcohol presence, oily body and no carbonation, great IS!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (424) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Ehhez a sörhöz véleményem szerint csak úgy szabad hozzákezdeni, ha kóstolója tudatában van annak, hogy nem egy kispályás főzettel van dolga. Lehetünk egészen bátrak a róla alkotott fantáziák formálásnak terén mind illata, mind íze vonatkozásában, az is elképzelhető ugyanis, hogy a valóságot egyik sem fogja túlszárnyalni. Liszttel, porcukorral meghintett gabona, vagy éppen gabonapárlat aromája alatt egy kevés tölgyfahordós, vaníliás zamat, valamint egy lehengerlő, füsttel meggyúrt marcipános, meggymagos zárás. Az talán nem okoz túl nagy meglepetést, hogy kirobbanó ízvilág jellemzi, tömény és telt, vibráló jegyek, mint a különböző alkoholok házasságának gyermekei, amiben felidéződik a gyógynövénylikőrök keserédes kezdete és vége, a rumok és whiskyk fahordós, illetve utóbbiak esetében füstös, karcos karaktere, mely kompozíciót egyébként egy csípőskés, igen komoly általános alkoholosság fogja egybe. Nehéz, fajsúlyos ízeinek minden egyes szakasza megérne egy pár sort, ezek azonban azok az italok, melyeket leginkább gondolatainktól megszabadulva, hátradőlve érdemes kiélvezni, ezért hát a továbbiakban én is így tettem...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonas (5697) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle. Salted dark chocolate, wood smoke. Black, low head. Fullbodied, creamy mouthfeel. Light flowery, bitter chocolate, salt, light spices, a hint heat. Very well balanced and quite delicate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alengrin (2076) - BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2014
Another whisky-aged variant of the Paradox, with completely black robe and thin, light beige, unstable head. Very complex and agressive aroma, overwhelming perfume loaded with chocolate liqueur, charchoal, whisky, banana, crčme de cassis, wood, raisins, sweet tobacco, vanilla... Rounded palate, thick and creamy, powdery mouthfeel, molasses and candied fruits, port-wine, candi syrup and vanilla, very deep and complex maltiness, whisky-like alcohol and tannins in the finish but nowhere astringent, very chocolatey, long and complex. I liked this a lot more than the Isle of Arran version, fascinating how ageings on different barrels can lead to different stouts. In fact, this one belongs to best imperials I ever tasted, and will recall for a long time.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Imperial Stout noire, 15%, 330ml -black as night; mousse fine -nez vanille-chocolat-caramel brûlé, beurre écossais, rum -entrée lait au chocolat, bananes, mélasse, cassonade, toffee -liquoreuse -finale liqueur de café, choco, vanille, fruits rouges (âcre/amère); sècheresse de bois Co=4.5 Arô=4 Am=3 Su=3.5 Arr=4 Ac=.5 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer_est_deus (692) - örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
Svart öl med ett mycket litet och snabbt försvinnande latte färgat skum. Doft:Kola, choklad, choklad likör, alkohol, lakrits, smörkola. Smak: Lakrits, kaffe, rostat, whisky, dooleys, smörkola, alkohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (540) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from online shop (July 2012). Dark oily black, dark brown head, aroma dominated by boozy dried fruits, oak, roasted malts, flavours more of the same, some chocolate, smoky, warm alcohol, long boozy finish. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1032) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Bottle at bottle share from Dan. Thanks! Pours a jet black, motor oil with a thin mocha head. Head gone in 30 seconds with slight ring left and mild lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, dark chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, and caramel. The taste was a nice blend of the aromas presented with the dark chocolate and dark fruits most dominant. Slight boozy finish with dark cocoa and prunes. Some spice. Thick, full, chewy body. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Light spicy whisky, roast chocolate, liquorice, sweet, bitter and dry, rich chocolate finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBeerFanatic (867) - Friona, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Rated on my wives first Mothers Day Forrestal Apt West Seneca NY.Pours a dark jet black color with medium carbonation, thick head and good lacing. Huge aromas of brownie, chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, raisin, wood, dark molasses and brown sugar. Flavors highly sweet upfront with brown sugar, medium smoked wood (especially in the finish), medium alcoholic presence, molasses, slight chocolate/toffee/caramel. One of the most sweet stouts I’ve tried that takes away from the other complex flavors as does the alcohol. A great sipping beer that is worthy to buy again.

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