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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.


chef201atc's rating

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Pour is totally carbonation free. Dark color with hints of red. Nose is just divine, smoky, earthy, and sweet. Taste is a bunch of smoke and peat, like a thick glass of scotch. Alcohol doesn’t come through near as much as I thought it would. Mouthfeel is heavy.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (347) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Pours a viscous black with no head. Aroma is sweet molasses with slight dark chocolate notes. Taste is sweet malt, dark chocolate, slight leather with an alcohol burn. Thick as oil.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (381) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Not bad. A sweet think ans syrupy brew. Nice but not worth more than to satisfy curiosity. :-)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2015
Small sample from a swingtop bottle in Edinburgh. Dark reddish-brown body looks quite thick. Smells much like a barleywine. Tastes like barleywine concentrate. Syrupy. No mistaking high ABV in the mouthfeel. Boozy, but much less so than expected given the extraordinary ABV.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: toasted malts, coffee, salty, smoked flavours. Appearance: slightly hazy black, no head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: salty flavours coming up quickly, alcohol, toasted malts, coffee liqueur. Overall: very extreme, interesting, yet nothing I would drink again. Bottle at the brewery, Ellon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (8669) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle, Brewdog, Leicester. Dark brown with a thin head. Aromas are sticky toffee with smoked ham and Chinese five spice. Earthy with lemon, raisins and toasted malts. Very spicy booze with marzipan and brandy. Flavours are sweet, burnt toffee and raisins with alcohol and coriander burn. Thick on the palate with brandy and leafy hops. Smoky meatiness with honey and lemon. The opposite of a session beer but still surprisingly drinkable. Good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
Bottle. Brown color with no head. Malty aroma with a notes of cherries. Taste like no beer, more similar to some cherry liquor. Warming alcoholic finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (1391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 19, 2015
Nip from bottle at DogTap. Pours dark brown. Nose is very strong and boozy, sweet chocolate, whisky, vanilla, oak. Taste is also strong, thick, liqueur like, toasted and burnt malts, chocolate, raisin. Beer of itsown style but I still rather take an IS or whisky or portwine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
IPABevyGuy (67) - New York, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Wow, nuclear is definitely a great description of this brew. Heavy malt flavor like a barely wine, but tastes similar to a port wine. very intense on the pallet, has a very thick consistency, I was thinking molasses. Definitely a sipper.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1554) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog, tried at the Strait and Narrow, Lincoln. Black colour with no head. Alcohol aroma, but i guess thats not a surprise. Flavour has Toasted malt, and chocolate, also vanilla, reminds me of a sherry. Thick heavy on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour, no head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits with notes of oak and plenty of booze. Flavor is super sweet and intense. Big time raisin and oak with whiskey notes. Abv is there and it’s very warming but not overwhelming. Pretty tasty brew actually but a small glass was plenty for me.


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