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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 480   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fugitive (1298) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle. Color deep orange with almost no head. Aroma alcohol, whisky, wood, malt, caramel. Taste caramel, whisky, alcohol, wood, smoke.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Rated on 7-22-2010 at Ratebeer Summer Gathering in Grand Rapids, MI. This bottled beer pours a small tan head that mostly diminishes. The body is reddish brown, no carbonation observed and virtually no lacing. The aroma is malty, dark fruits and alcohol. The taste is malt, dark fruits and lots of alcohol. This beer has a dry finish. The palate is HOT! This beer is medium bodied. Overall, there is a definite warming sensation with this beer. This is a novelty beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2014
A small measure poured into a snifter. Appearance is very dark brown, vinagery tinges. No head at all, unsurprisingly. Leaves lots of alcohol legs on the glass. Aromas of vinegar, sweet sugar, alcohol, candy, tar, smoky notes, cigar smoke. It almost burns the inside of your nose. Taste- huge sugary sweetness, peat notes, port and brandy notes, thick, syrupy mouthfeel- you couldn’t have too much of this at once. Very interesting and definitely worth trying- it’s a bit like an undiluted stout.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (826) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
Part of a bottle, 6th February 14, Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Great bar, had to try this. Aroma is intense, booze soaked fruit, taste is warming, dark marinated fruit, like a port, but still bizarrely keeps some beer character. Would have been nice to drink a bottle.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Erasmus_ro (1263) - Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Shared bottle @ Gallows Bird, Espoo, RAF2011, January 2011. Pours a dark, wooden brown, not much of a head. Aroma is dark malts, booze, liquorice, boozy. Taste is very boozy, some dark maltiness and roast, some wooden notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Dark black in the glass. Much cocoa! Such alcohol! Wow! Tasty and strong. Amazing burning!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
fson (5) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Aroma: molasses, sugar, smoke Taste: sweetness, then a numbing bite of alcohol Aftertaste: liquorice and fruitiness

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SilverfoX (191) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
wasnt expecting something this good, so good. a mighty malty monster that could kill a goat at 20 paces... well perhaps not but it is a powerful smell and the taste is just as good, a bit like jagermeister mixed with nethergates old growler, dangerously drinkable for its strength what a winner!

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
superflyguy (422) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2013
horrible! too strong & too sweet. ’pushing the boundries’ for the sake of it. better off buying a decent rum or brandy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Melnis (134) - LATVIA - DEC 5, 2013
Tastes like balsam, dark, uber intense and complex aroma. Sweet and complex body. Aftertaste changes every second leaving feeling of disappointment, cuz the beer is gonna run out eventually.


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