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

bottled
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RATINGS: 547   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewdog paradox which was aged for 9 months in a speyside 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.


WASW's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WASW (50) - - APR 15, 2012
Pungent almost savoury flavour. Deep brown liquid that sticks to the side of the glass. Flavour is almost overwhelming cough-syrupy with little hint of its Paradox origins. Something I’m glad I tried once, but it is the only Brewdog I’ve had that has felt genuinely gimmicky.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HPDalen (286) - DENMARK - JUL 24, 2016
Bottle to share. Pours black with no head. Aroma full of alcohol, licorice, dark chocolate and coffe. Full body, quite flat. It tastes mostly alcohol and coffe. I enjoy my Frank Zappa albums much more than I enjoy this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (1070) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Taster at Oluhuone Kaisla. Intense dried plums and dark fruit, strong booze, some stingy acetone, spices. Unsurprisingly feels like a schnaps. Goes down easily though, warming and smooth. Sticky and oily, though. Qualifies as a worthwhile experiment.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenkiGonzo (1035) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 6, 2016
Taster at tap takeover. Deep, dark brown with a tan head. Loads of coffee and malts. Liquorice alcohol with a sweet caramel finish. Very boozy. Obvs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baramba (861) - ITALY - MAY 31, 2016
bottle. Clear nut with no head. Malt and caramel aroma. Heavy sweet flavour, seems whisky

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a jet black color, with a reddish brown head. Aromas of espresso/chocolate and roasted malts with a wood like quality. Almost like this was aged in sherry casks. Taste is complex; dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a smooth alcohol laced bite, also had some Sambuca like qualities, licorice and nut. This was an interesting stout with a flavor like nothing I’ve tried before. Not sure if I would buy it again, but something everyone should try at least once.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
cinek (45) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
próbka z butelki i na pewno więcej wypić byłoby trudno. w aromacie paloność, czekolada i alkohol kojarzący się z brandy. zaskakująco wodniste, sojowe, alkoholowość na bardzo wysokim poziomie, ale to wiadomo z etykiety. warto spróbować

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rami_pl (1775) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, probka (dzieki, Swaroga!): Tactical Nuclear Penguin BrewDog Pachnie wciaz jak wylezakowany stout!!! Przy czym delikatnie. W ustach gesty, slodki, sojowy, calkiem cacy. Wynalazek do sprobowania. Pijaln

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mesjasz (932) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Sampel butelki. Kolor czarny bez piany. Zapach palonosci i alkoholu. Zadziwiająco gładkie i mało spirytusowe jak na abv. Czuć tam stouta, palone slody, kakao. Niezle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alteregoo (864) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 Bez piany, czarne, nieprzejrzyste. Aromat stoutowy z zaznaczonym sosem sojowym, sisem teryaki i melasa. W smaku lekka slodycz, ciemne slody, sos sojowy. Mega geste w idczuciu. Jest alkohol, ale calkiem znosny.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
magicmn (153) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle share at glapivmag. Deep brown to black. Sweet malty aroma with lot of Alco. Taste is similar nutty, malty but Alco is way too strong.


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