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


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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2010
Bottle 33cl. @ chriso - Night of the Gaylords.
Clear medium to dark amber color with a small to average, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, dark roasted, caramel, smoke - peat notes, moderate to heavy alcoholic. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and heavy to harsh bitter with a long duration, alcohol. Body is medium, texture is oily to syrupy, carbonation is soft to flat. [20091229]

Bottle 330ml.
Clear medium brown color with virtually none head, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, chocolate, moderate alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, smoke and alcohol. Body is medium to full, texture is oily to syrupy, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate warm warm alcoholic. [20100110]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2010 33 cL bottle, bursted within 3 hours upon its arrival at my home, funny break just beneath the neck of the bottle and once I had emptied the bottle I saw that the bottom had burst into pieces. I could rescue alot - but the table still looked like a mess. At first I though a fuse had blown - but as the intense dark malt, alcohol and tarish smoke notes started to fill the room I knew what had happened. Shit happens. Aroma is intense - my table still smells like the inside of a whiskey barrel :) No head on what I rescued - however the content inside the bottle showed a small head. Flavour is burningly intense. Much like a whiskey just thicker and more dark i flavour. Solid tarish and with an intense alcoholburn. Ever lasting smoked, tarish and intense roasted malt flavour. More whiskey than beer - but certainly a nice sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29848) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma has strong notes of alcohol, smoke, wood, roasted malt, and some caramel, and dextrose. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of dextrose, caramel, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of caramel, malt, smoke, and wood, leading to a dry finish - drying out from the smoke, the whiskey, the wood, and the alcohol. The body is extremely powerful. In all aspects extreme. Huge thanks to yespr for sharing this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear orangey brown with no head. Intensely burning and alcoholic nose with some tar and smoke also. Solid body, completely flat, burning whisky accents, smokey, ashy, peaty and woody. The alcohol really burns your lips and down your throat. Alcoholic AND hoppy finish. A most perfect sipper - and certainly one of the best extreme beers I’ve had. 100110

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21507) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2010
Bottle, huge thanks to yespr for sharing. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Sweet and roasted aroma of alcohol, liquorice and whisky. Roasted flavour of alcohol, liquorice, whisky, cough drops and hops with notes of salt water. Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso Gaylord tasting. Quite much black colour with not too much head. Aroma is whiskylike stinging alcohol, quite much liquorice as well as some rather burnt sugary notes. Flavour is quite much the same. Rather whiskyish stinging alcohol in this one, not that balanced...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19956) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Very dark brown, no head. Viscous with concentrated aroma of licorice and tar. Very sweet and very thick., peppery with lots of burning alcohol. Tar liqueur, not inky but very boozy. Like very smokey islay whisky, but much sweeter and with marked bitterness. More of an interesting novelty than a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear brownish/black color with a small fast disappearing off-white head. Has a smoky roasted caramel aroma with alcoholic hints. Roasted malty licorice and caramel flavor with smoky hints and some hints of alcohol. Has a warming roasted malty smoky licorice finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Clear brown beer. Palate is light and dry. Boozy nose but also malty. Hot malt with a large dose of spirity heat and licorice spice. A little glue in there as well. Pretty spicy malt! Hard to rate. I preferred the Schorschbock 31.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2010 2010-01-11, batch 002, courtesy of Yespr, 8-3-7-3-14=35
Red mahogany color, flat. The aroma is alcoholic first of all, dusty, with chocolate. Salty mouthfeel, burning, with bitter caramel and some liquorice; strong chocolate too. Strong alcohol feeling. Too salty, too much.

2010-01-07, batch 002, courtesy of Philippe (Bov) and Laurent Mousson, 8-3-7-4-15=37
Dark mahogany color, no head, flat; but nice glass tears. The aroma is alcoholic, suddenly whisky-like, then some caramel too, finally some chocolate and sweaty hop. Strong mouthfeel, caramel flavor, overwhelmed by the alcohol.
At first, it reminds me an Italian amaro (herbs digestive liquor), but the alcohol is too present, and there is no herbal character. I’m not saying it’s bad, and surely it’s an interesting experiment and an interesting experience, to try once, but not anything I would push further.

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