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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 467   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.


Ernesto987's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (3372) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Being a scotch drinker I really appreciated this. It didn’t just taste like beer extract, but like a complex scotch with smokey and hop flavors mixed in. Great job.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1234) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
Birthday beer in The Macc, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Very dark brown with pretty much no head. Aroma of cough syrup, alcohol, sherry. Flavour is lots of warm alcohol,hint of chocolate and licorice, smokey lip burning finish. Good effort I suppose!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (1900) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - APR 18, 2014
Bottle @ Oslo, Galway [160414] ... got a free sample of this at the bar! Thanks a million!
Dark brown, clear, no head
Aroma - Lots of booze, deep rich sweet dark malts, bit of solvent (prob the alcohol),
Taste - Alcohol, very thich rich dark sweet raisin malts, molasses, sweet dark chocolate, very rich dried fruit raisin malts.
Palate - No carb, very rich body of malts with this thin alcohol layer, very sweet, lots of alcohol. Finish as main flavour, fiery alcohol spirit.
Overall - Yeah it’s a gimmick. More like a boozy liqueur. Well, it’s the strongest beer (well it’s debatable it’s a beer it is after it’s been eisbocked this much) i’ve had....certainly a memorable one but not that great

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Bacterial (1205) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2014
What a treat to get to sample this - thanks Hoff! Close your eyes and imagine licking the bottom of an ashtray. Really. Not. Good. Super fun to try though.

1.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
blipp (5680) - 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 (1686) - 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 (1906) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (5620) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 18, 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 (7137) - , 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 (443) - 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 (453) - 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 :)


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