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

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RATINGS: 494   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
Batch 005 with a best before of some time in 2020 (I believe it) thanks to James at Brewdog via thirdeye11. Pours with a lots of legs (more legs than the entire adult entertainment industry) over a clear brown, distillate looking body. Aroma is obviously alcohol, but underneath the aroma is strongly caramelized, smokey, a good bit of heat, coffee, marshmallow, and burnt flan. Taste is a ton of peat, burn, alcohol and raisin. Tasty. Thick, syrupy, and alcoholic. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13724) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
Handbottled in a 10 cl Wilthener Goldkrone bottle. Fat and smokey aroma. Clear almost black colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and smokey, like a good campfire. Rather thick mouthfeel, probably because of the sugar. Burning alcohol aftertaste. Very good, but in small doses, of course.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5295) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled, 1st release, that might explode upon warming up to room temperature. Dark color, short head. Aroma of terpentine, glue, malty. Alcoholic taste, woody notes, malty. I dont like the buzz about these kind of beers, but I must admit, it’s actually not that bad. But drink a couple before this, otherwise it burns out your lungs.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2010
bottle shared at RBWG, pours black with thin tan head. Aroma is hot to death. Lots of booze and peat. Smokey, peaty, cured meat, it burns really bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - APR 25, 2010
Dark brown pour with no head or lace. Aroma of abv, cough syrup, and plastic. Cough syrup, grassy, and harsh abv. Thin and watery as well. not my favorite.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dEnk (3911) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2010
Bottle, massive thanks for sharing Vaiz!! Brown reddish pour, quite clear without any head. Sharp alcoholic aroma with liquorice, caramel, peat, smoke, band aid, and spices. Take some time to get used to the alcohol so you can actually smell the more delicate aroma´s. Quite alcoholic (no shit) flavour with liquorice extract and side notes of smoky peat, oak and spices. Very intense but no balance, liquorice and alcohol dominate too much. Definitely expected more.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5659) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2010
33cl (5cl sample), Batch 2, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2009, from Bier-winkel Oudehaske, complex Stout, but too heavy, not balanced, clear, no head, nice brew, yet very original brew!, but way too expensive, WOW!

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
FatPhil (9492) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 24, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 Sample from 330ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
3 big boozy aroma, no hint of stout or beer
3 clear deep glassy red
3 burnt carbon, boozy. where’s the beer?
1 oily and astringent, diametrically opposite to drinkable.
4 dumbasses

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
Thanks so much for this amazing birthday present, dEnk! Pours a surprisingly clear dark amber color without any head. Aroma is heavily dominated by the alcohol but accompanied by some sweet malts, smoke and licorice. The flavor is extremely alcoholic. Wondering where all the stout went. Lots of licorice, caramel and chocolate, but the texture is surprisingly watery. Way too much alcohol to balance the rest of the flavors. Interesting but undrinkable brew. Given the price, I think I would be better off drinking licorice liquor and I even detest that. Still very glad I got the chance to try this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Had this in Scotland and UDRB, Oirschot. Black colored brew. Sweet, malty, roasted chocolate, soy aroma. Flavor is very alcoholic, burning! Sipping is the way to drink it. Chocolate, malts, some sticky sweetness. Overall unbalanced and too strong. But still got a good flavor and aroma. Good work of BrewDog.


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