Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 311   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4617) - Kristiansand, - NOV 7, 2012
330 ml bottle. A dark brown body with a thin and fast disappearing beige head. Strong aroma of alcohol, dark malt, vanilla, oak and molasses but the whisky itself becomes a bit in the background. Flavor is sweet, very sweet and there is more whisky here than expected from the aroma. There is also dark, malt, oak, some vanilla, peat and molasses with warming alcohol. Still the whisky flavor is a bit more moderate than expected from a Paradox beer. Fine body and decent aftertaste with the same flavors as described. Not top notch, but decent enough for a treat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle at home. Purchased at Brewdog Bristol Summer of 2013. Bottle said drink by 2017. Not sure of the bottling date. Upon opening the bottle was filled right up to the cap. Poured an opaque brown with two fingers of tan head. Aroma is dark fruits and roasted Malts. Flavor follows with a good dose of charred wood. Very sweet almost syrupy. Thick on the mouth. This is a decent beer, but not world class. Had right before a 1014 Goose Island BCS and it was a much much better beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Camden on 10 Mar 2012. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Massive aroma of oak, mahogany, whisky, roasted malt and caramel. Super smooth mouthfeel. Complex flavour of rum, more whisky, liquorice and coffee. Burnt malt in the finish, with smooth dark fruits, dates, booze and peat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobhund (425) - - NOV 30, 2014
Lagrad ca 3 år Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dado93 (145) - 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 (453) - 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 (5847) - 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 (2464) - 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 (85) - 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 (751) - 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 (582) - 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.

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