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


on tap

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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
Brewdog paradox which was aged for 9 months in a speyside 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2010
I had this beer at Churchill’s in San Marcos during the New Brew Thursday 1st Anniversary Party. The first flavor that hit me was ’salty’ followed shortly by ’overcooked bacon’. This beer wasn’t for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (3572) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
Förvånadsvärt ljus vätska tyckte jag, stärk doft av malt och en hel del lakrits. Vätskan är mycket oljig och tjock, smaken består av lakrits och malt. Värmen är självklart ganska tydlig. Kul att ha provat, men det räckte med 5 cl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13523) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2010
I’ve been highly anticipating this. 330mL bottle, from Firefly Fine Wines and Ales for $85, split amongst three of us. Pours dark amber with no head. Firey aroma of whiskey, sherry, molasses and lots and lots of alcohol. Very smokey flavour initially, with a blast of whiskey and burnt caramel throughout the middle. Alcohol burns on the finish, obviously, with the smokiness and burnt caramel characteristics remaining noticeable. 4 oz. is definitely more than enough. A very special treat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2010
3 samples at Chancey Smith’s- Wow, this one takes a long while even to sip at. Very still opaque coffee black, with a thin ring of head. Intense smokey nose has peat and iodine, much like an Islay malt, and has just a hint of espresso. The smoke permeates any flavours here, and I get a bit of medicinal saltiness as well. Oily, strong and marked peaty finish. Finish is briney with heavy bitterness. An Islay lovers dream beer. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (9832) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle@Voldby Brewdog tasting. Black, no head, thick lacings on the glas. Instense aroma of whiskey, smoke, oak and booze. Taste is like aroma with some dark dried fruit added. Interesting and fun to try, tastes pretty good, but not really what i call a beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5541) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2010
15$/1oz. Aroma of smoked malts, wood, coffee and wine. It feels like scotch/wine/imperial stout hybrid, but not as intense as I anticipated. Taste is closer to scotch or wine that beer. You really can feel the Speyside saltiness. The palate is the major flaw in this otherwise very intriguing and enjoyable beer. The mouthfeel is thin and quite sticky, far from the richness of a worldclass spirit. Gets few points for originality but still a too expensive and cool tick.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 3/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2010
Bottle from Rotary Pub, Göteborg. Shared between 7 of us, which was more than enough. On October 9, 2010.
Clear dark brownish red color, no head. Salty, vinous scent. Sweet, intensly bitter, very very salty taste. Long alcohol and salty aftertaste. Warming to burning alcohol.. Smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness. Char coal, tar, smoke, salt, and really not good at all.
If sold similar to Underberg bottles perhaps would be perceived better?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Sampled at Brewdog dinner at beerbistro. In terms of the brewdog crazy strong beers, I liked this one better than the Bismarck. Dark reddish-brown colour with zero head. Aroma is alcohol, coffee, and strong whisky notes. Flavour is smoked malt, coffee, heather, whiskey, alcohol. Alcoholic finish. Intense imperial stout. Like the Bismarck, to be drank like a scotch instead of a beer, but intriguing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
ekstedt (6422) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2010
Bottle (33 cl) shared with some dudes at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, Sweden. Dark reddish brown, no head. Strong harsh charcoal and smoke aroma, with heavy alcoholic notes. Extreme unpleasant bitterness. Hugely undrinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Thanks to my buddy Matt for bringing this over. Pours viscous black with no head or carbonation. Nose of smoked meats and scotch. A great sub for scotch and a cigar!

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