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


on tap

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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
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.

BeerBiker's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle @ Odense Tasting, Feb 2010. I almost swallowed the first sips , because I thought it wasn’t 32 %, but my throat told me the truth. No head and with a wonderful look. Notes of cask, port, oak, medicine, wood, caramel, brandy, raisin, coffee, licorice and tar. Its own special taste, maybe a mix of whisky and barley wine. Great experience....and remember to see the video!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rakey (3) - Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2015 does not count
Not for feint hearted, but perfect in place of a glass of port or whiskey at the end of the night

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (1319) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle Aroma-dark fruits, caramel, alcohol Appearance-dark amber, clear, minimal tan foam, Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness, Palate-full body, sticky, flat, long finish, Overall-very interesting

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle sample @ Briljant, Haarlem. Sweet, boozy aroma with chocolate and licorice, dark fruits, light iodine. Taste is sweet, boozy, aftertaste of alcohol, iodine, hint of chocolate somewhere in the aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yorker (1859) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2015
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home shared with a few people. Pours black with virtually no head. Aroma and flavour are peat, iodine, roasted malt, and whiskey - with an alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charule (1814) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
25cL at Brewdogs Bristol. Poured clear dark brown with no head. Powerful aroma very sweet like sherry malts burnt caramel and booze. No carb med bod. Concentrated stout taste roasted malts. Worried it would be awful but in small sips not bad. YOU WILL NOT ENJOY IN LARGE SIPS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Not really a beer, just a product that reminds beer. It’s very sweet and hoppy, alcohol is very noticeable. Still it’s a decent sipper if you are looking for strong beer like product.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rouhlas (1721) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
Sampled from bottle. Black color with no head. Aroma is... alcohol.. malty, whiskey, wood. Taste is the same, hot alcohol. Medium to full oily sticky body with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 7 Sep 2014 -- Wheeeeew, 32%. This beer is heavy. And delicious. "Damn yo. I felt the presence of an anxious ghost."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (1064) - Ząbki, POLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Aromat wybitnie alkoholowy, lamelowy, chlebowy, miodowy, melano, chleb razowy. Barwa czarna nieprzejrzysta, mega gęsta, oleista konsystencja. Piany brak. Smak słodki, oblepiający, razowy, czekoladowy, kawowy, ostry. Niezapomniany. Płem jedynie małą próbkę na urodzinach KIK-u bo cena zabójcza. Mimo wszystko, wszystkiego najlepszego!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Shot from a bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a murky deep brown colour with no head. Aroma of gravy, cocoa, roasted malts, scotch whisky, liquorice, wood, alcohol, raisin and soy sauce. Initial taste of gravy, alcohol, soy sauce and cocoa, also dark fruit, port, even more cocoa, vanilla, treacle, cough syrup and whisky. Full bodied and a thick, syrupy texture. A full on, burning, cocoa finish. OMG! This is strong, like a spirit. Very chocolatey and similar to port. Not drinkable but like a novelty spirit. Worth it.

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