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


on tap

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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8230) - Ursel, 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6136) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10597) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JanVittrup (243) - København V, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Super smoky aroma! Medium-thick, fizz. Alcohol burn fantastic combined with the creme consistency and the fizz. Strong licorice aroma. Taste ends sour/fresh. This is so much like, yet so much more than a whiskey. But I advice to drink in smaller amounts than a whiskey due to tongue numbness! Sampled at ølfestivalen.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12014) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Bottle from De Bierkoning. Pours really, really dark ruby. Aroma is ethyl alcohol with a hint of really burnt malt. Full, thick body with no carbonation. There is heat. There is vanilla, fruit and dark malt for flavor. But all the flavors are cut by the alcohol. It’s a sipper like scotch or brandy, rather than beer. It’s an experience!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Copenhagen BeerFestival 2010. Clear dark red brown colour with small head. Alcoholic aroma bur nice strong spicey flavour with lots of licorice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3777) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 8, 2010
(bottle - 330 ml) Oil black pour with no carbonation. Heavy aroma of alcohol, caramel, smoked peat, licorice, whiskey and burnt malts. Flavor is a huge blast of hot alcohol but followed quickly by a surprisingly smoky and meaty flavor. Lots of dark fruits and alcohol coming through the middle with a fruity and heavy finish. The smoke lasts throughout and really adds a nice touch to it. Alcohol is naturally warming, but not as bad as I thought it’d be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7896) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14001) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5582) - 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.

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