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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 464   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle@TastingSession. The aroma is very alcoholic, like brandy with quite some apple, raisin and stuff. No head at all, not even a little fizzy head. Flavour is strange. Starts off as brandy or something but has this unbalanced character due to the hop and mainly malty bitterness. The palate is horrible. Sharp and alcoholic like a very young whisky. Rating it like I would rate a beer isn’t fair, I understand that. Rating it on it’s means I really dislike it. Rating it as a liqueur or spirit still doesn’t give it any credits.


1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
blipp (5679) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a beige head. Booze, burnt shoe leather, malt syrup (like Malta Goya), more booze, and sadness. Just awful, an undrinkable mess.

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
TheHOFF43 (1673) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2014
Bottle opened by me, shared 20 ways, still had too large of a pour. Really a terrible beer. Incredibly boozy/hot/offensive. Smokey in a bad way. I don’t even know what to say but it was bad.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DalzAle (1904) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by TheHOFF43 (thanks for the tick!) Dark brown/black pour, strong alcohol aroma. Flavor is an offensive blend of hot alcohol, smoke, scotch and sadness. Terrible beer, especially for the price. Novelty beer, nothing more.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5613) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Hoff. Holy som’bitch. Peppery spicy boozy scotch ale like holy f this is boozy as a MF. Soooo fun to try.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (7107) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle for 7K. Pours black. Nose/taste of smoke, rubbing alcohol, cigarette butt, baked ham, chocolate ash and shoe leather. Harsh, but not as harsh as I was expecting. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 6, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 37.5cl, j’avais un énorme à priori sur cette bière, couleur boire at absolument aucune mousse ni aucune bulle (vu le degré d’alcool ce n’est pas étonnant) au nez on sent surtout l’alcool en bouche c’est presque pateux, mais très complexe et agréablement doux, on sent uen attaque sur le cerise griotte, les fruits rouges et le cherry, une bonne surprise

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 37,5 cl. Bon d’accord, à la base, c’est juste pour le défi qu’on achète cette bière. Mais quand même, c’est très correct. Moi, je pensais que ça serait dégueu mais en fait c’est plutôt cool. Arômes chocolat, cherry, liqueur de vin rouge. A essayer, ne serait-ce que pour l’exceptionnel :)

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at clocks. Pours a deep amber brown. Aroma is straight shoe polish alcohol. Mouthfeel is horrible. Straight alcohol, heat and shoe polish. Awful.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
keanex (1289) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle.
Appearance: Deep chestnut body, murky, with no head.
Aroma: Big fruity raisin, big chocolate, soy sauce, roasty and boozy. Sweet aroma.
Taste: Wow, very sweet. Not Southern Tier Creme Brulee sweet, but sweet. Lots of dark fruit and chocolate notably on the intro. This becomes incredibly boozy by the finish with tannins. Reminds me a bit of a boozier World Wide Stout.
Palate: Super thick like cough syrup.
Overall: Super pricey and more of a novelty than anything. I could see this being enjoyed as a cordial or with desert.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dexcansino (390) - Andalucía, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2014
parece un vino. Olor a vino moscatel. Pica. Moscatel. Picante, anestesia los sabios, los duerme, uva pasa moscatel. Parece vino pedro ximenez y moscatel. Algo muy especial y para beber despacito y en tamaño chupito.


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