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BrewDog Paradox SmokeHead (Batch 015)

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration between SmokeHead Whisky and BrewDog.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2417) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Pitch black body, small brown head. Aroma has lots of tar and peated notes. Maltiness and sweet whiskey flavour. Some alcohol. Lots of alcohol warmth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2013
330 ml bottle. Batch 015. BB 19/08/15. From brewdog.com.
Black colour with a small frothy tan head. Roasted malt, whiskey, ashy dryness and smoke in the aroma. The flavour is tar, roasted malt, whiskey, mild berries and ashy dryness. Very strong flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (5804) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle courtesy of and shared with friends. Poured a a murky deep mahogany with a thin broken white head. The aroma is rich smoke and hop medicinal liqourice. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a smoky dry alcoholic palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a red-orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is barley candy, iodine, salt. Flavor is sugar, cocoa, brown sugar, molasses, salt, peat. Finish is herbal, roast, coffee. Lingering fruits (red and dark berries). Medium body, sticky mouthfeel, weak carbonation.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
charule (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
At Voodoo release. Poured brown with min head. Ok aroma with light scotch. Taste unbearable chemically. Ok palate. Scotch aged no good.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (2253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Aroma of paint thinner. Pours a cola color. Taste is extremely peaty. Chemical taste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (5704) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
shared by VT, thanks bro. pours dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention. iodine, burnt caramel, bold and disturbing peat, booze, red fruitiness, leathery notes, sweetness. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily but not that heavy, peaty-peppery slightly harsh finish. ok but a bit harsh in a smokehead kind of way.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black color with a tight, creamy one finger tan head that has nice retention and falls to a thin cap.Thick, peaty, scotch aromas on top of roast, chocolate and lots of malt. Taste is big and complex with lots of smoke, peat, mesquite, campfire and whiskey, along with hints of chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Thick, oily and chewy with very low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (4082) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Smells and tastes like a pile of smoke. Dark black pour from a 12oz bottle. An ok beer. Would have again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Silvan7 (863) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle @ home. Profumo intensamente affumicato e torbato. Note di caffè tostato e alcoliche. il luppolo erboso è un sottofondo, non punge. Nera con riflessi rosso rubino, schiuma color cappuccino ampia e meno cremosa di quello che si aspetterebbe. Gusto caldo, deciso, torbato avvolgente. é delicata, con un finale lungo una carbonatazione medio bassa, non troppo corposa e calda/alcolica. Buona ma non eccelsa.


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