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


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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
Brewdog paradox which was aged for 9 months in a spayside cask then 9 months in a smokehead cask, then taken to an icecream factory and frozen over the course of 2 weeks, then the non frozen liquid was drained off. Came out at 32% and at time of release was the strongest beer in the world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Brown color with no head. Malty aroma with a notes of cherries. Taste like no beer, more similar to some cherry liquor. Warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Nip from bottle at DogTap. Pours dark brown. Nose is very strong and boozy, sweet chocolate, whisky, vanilla, oak. Taste is also strong, thick, liqueur like, toasted and burnt malts, chocolate, raisin. Beer of itsown style but I still rather take an IS or whisky or portwine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Wow, nuclear is definitely a great deScription of this brew. Heavy malt flavor like a barely wine, but tastes similar to a port wine. very intense on the pallet, has a very thick consistency, I was thinking molasses. Definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2134) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog, tried at the Strait and Narrow, Lincoln. Black colour with no head. Alcohol aroma, but i guess thats not a surprise. Flavour has Toasted malt, and chocolate, also vanilla, reminds me of a sherry. Thick heavy on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, no head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits with notes of oak and plenty of booze. Flavor is super sweet and intense. Big time raisin and oak with whiskey notes. Abv is there and itís very warming but not overwhelming. Pretty tasty brew actually but a small glass was plenty for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (502) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 16, 2014
Darkred, no head, clear. Raisins, port and alcohol in the aroma. Rasins, burned taste with strong burned, liqruish alcoholic aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1171) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured an opaque black with a reddish brown edge tint - looks like an old port. Aroma with distinct sweet raisin/wine characters, old dried fruits and nice alcohol. Taste of sweet raisins, dark dried fruits, hint of coffee, hint of roasted grain; a peppery after-taste - a bit like a fortified wine. Heavy body. Smooth, dry, long spicy finish. Worth the try and the taste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
due to the multiple freezings it looks more like a dark barleywine than a stout. pours ruby tinged dark brown, no head. little carbonation, but itís there. feel is nice, fairly smooth for the strength, but the aroma is all hot whiskey and sweet. no depth. Utopias had set the bar high for super strong ales as far as flavor and complexity go and this just didnít match up. flavor is nice, but got hot too as the beer warmed. lots of rasisiny sweetness and candi sugar, whiskey...not much in the way of stout character at all. overall, a cool experience. our ears were all toasty warm when we were done, but absolutely not worth the ridiculous price. at least SA got their abv through the brewing process and not by freezing the beer multiple times."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (3536) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Oak aged imperial stout pumped to an ultra strong kind of ístout liquorí by means of the Eisbock method, like nearly all those super strong, liquor-like beers (if you can still call them that). No head due to the extreme alcohol strength, colour totally black. Exceedingly dense and powerful, if not overpowering, uncompromizing aroma of liquorice, peat, ashes, coffee liqueur, sherry, smoky single malt, bitter chocolate; candied fruits mark the onset, no carbonation, extremely dense and concentrated, very viscous and oily, very profoundly malty, woody, smoky, strong roasted bitterness like the strongest black coffee, all drenched in an explicit but elegant alcohol burn not unlike whisky or gin, very warming in the throat and very long. This thing will stick with you forever. Imperial stouts, because of their heavily concentrated character, lend themselves perfectly for this treatment - I liked this a lot more than their (even stronger) Sink the Bismarck, where the icing procedure was applied to IPA. Difficult to rate due to the relative lack of comparable beers, though, and still perhaps a bit over the top...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (3414) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
(BrewDog Tactical Nuclear Penguin) Bottle 375 ml at home, corked and caged, wrapped in a brown paper bag, with a penguin and 32% drawn on it, like it was done with a marker. Poured into a Borefts taster glass. Most expensive beer Iíve bought till now. Almost totally black, dark ruby shades when hold against the light. No head at all and even when I swirl the glass a bit, no lacing forms. Lots of alcohol on the aroma, the first that hits the nose. Behind it aromas of vanilla, roasted malts, whiskey. Intense alcohol burn that even made me cough a bit. Very sweet. Vanilla again, wood, whiskey, chocolate. Full thick body, nice soft carbonation. Sticky on the palate. Really great beer, fantastic sipper. If it wasnít that boozy it would be even better but hey, itís 32% alc, Iím not asking for miracles here.

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