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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 488   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
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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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown, nowhere near black. Disparate bubbles quickly fades away. No lacings. If it wasn’t for the nice legs, this would look highly unimpressive. The nose is intensely boozy with powerful fusel alcohol fumes. Deeper breaths will burn a hole in your nasal septum. Decent aromas underneath the alcohol though. Caramel, roasted malts, smoky whisky and peat. Hints of ham and licorice. The taste is like getting slapped in the face by Satan. Lots of sweetness, mostly derived from the alcohol. Roasted malts, peat, caramel and charred wood make a quick appearance before the alcohol takes over, leading to a hot finish with powerful notes of salty licorice, sweet whisky, oak and peat. Full-bodied, basically no carbonation, sticky texture. If this beer wont grow testicles on your chest, no one will. Better than expected, but far from good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - MAY 20, 2010
The most expensive beer I have bought. Not worth the price, but it was nice to try it out. The aroma is of smoke and alcohol. Very thick.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7956) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2010
Sampled from a bottle. Deep brown body under a shining surface. Almost like a powerful port wine all the way, added by a touch of camp fire. Spiced vapour of alcohol. Sharp, long lived taste and aftertaste. Rather sweet (CBF, 07.05.2010).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11. this is a big beer with big taste. i dont care what others say, but this beer rocks. poured a deep amber with zero head. aroma was amazingly decadent with caramel, brown sugar, and prune. flavor was very very hot, caramel, and sugary. big nice thick and sticky body like a fat porn star.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mar (4807) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
bottle thanks to thirdeye11 via james at brewdog. poured a deep brown black color with no head and ridiculous legs. nose is alcohol, caramel, raisins, plums and chocolate. nice on the palate, big alcohol note, along with roasted malts, and a heavy alcohol finish.

1.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
skortila (4463) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle @ UDRM, also a try in Glasgow @ Bullits place. The aroma has coal, soy sauce, chocolate and roast. But is a bit weak actually. Black coloured stuff with no head. The taste has charcoal, roast, coffee, lots of coffee, medicin and alcohol. Some bitterness in the end. The taste is really realy bad. Rating it like a beer would give it a 1.4, rating it like a liquor would also give it a 1.4. That’s easy then. I like the joke, but the stuff is crap. It makes you wish you were drinkin’ Heineken.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stouby (3716) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Bottle at DBF 2010. Orange-brown, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, smoke, tar, whisky cask, peat, wood), moderate bitter, heavy alcohol. Flavor heavy sweet and bitter, lots of alcohol. Solid body, flat. Bottle at DBF 2011. To much alcohol, but still impressing brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2010
No head on an opaque sepia beer with some orangey reflections. Very fruity & alcoholic nose, with lots of berries (on alcohol), boerejongens, old brandy and portwine, old velvet and plumcake. Fiery, extremely intense, with some resin-like firbranches flavour, and in the finish black plums, whiffs of cigar leaf. Fiery alcoholwarming, slick as petrol or white spirit. Again, intense is the word. It’s a gimmick - but a beautiful gimmick! Wow! Abject thanks to Davy for this heavenly sip of the forbidden fruit!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
bottle, thanks to thirdeye11, #5 , pours brown amber with huge iodine legs, aroma has a lot of alcohol and heat with good caramel and butterscotch, taste is very peaty with a metallic bitterness and some whiskey and oak and more caramel, thick finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10142) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottled. Dark reddish brown coloured. No head. Sweetness, light smoke, alcohol, light roast, some chocolate and liqourice in the aroma. Flavour of smoke, alcohol, roast, tar, cloying sweetness and some liqource. Quite full bodied. Smoky alcohol dense end. Thx yespr for sharing.


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