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


on tap

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RATINGS: 533   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrnkMcDermott (2962) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2011
2 oz. sample from bottle. Rating #2200! $20 @ Palmer Place. They charged this much for a taste of Utopias, so it’s a value. Big sweet smell of sherry and brandy. No foam, just a dark ruby beer that bounces off a lot of room lights. Smell now has notes of Bailey’s Irish Cream. First tiny sip is a bottomless pit of brown malt. Full of alcohol fumes, but somehow not hot. Just the first two sips have left the inside of my mouth with a coating of malt and resin. Heck, it’s varnish and a clear coat on top, too. Even less than an ounce worth is quite intoxicating. No one who doesn’t know the story of this drink would think it’s a beer. Yet it’s nothing less than, say, a Krampus distilled and reduced to its barest essence. No carbonation on my tongue. Definitely more potent than an 80 proof brandy. Alcoholic to the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gegwilson (2546) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2016
From bottle in Brewdog Newcastle. Pours mahogany with no head. The aroma is malty and very boozy. The taste is intense liquorice and spice. Very boozy obviously. I liked it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (1571) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle pours at Brewdog Shoreditch, courtesy of Ivan. Pours brown with no head. Oily. Roasted malts, wood, smoke, caramel, chocolate. Sweet. Warming and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (963) - århus, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2016
duft: sødlig dadler rosin mørkt malt. smag: meget markant alkohol. dadler rosin virklig varm sprittet eftersmag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Enno101 (30) - - JAN 7, 2016
Quite a nice aroma of port, sherry, red wine, stone fruits. Dark as night with no head. Taste starts malty and sweet, develops to some caramel and then BOOM, burnt paper, char, ash, smoke, accompanied by a huge bitterness. The finish on this beer is brutal and punishing. Nice to say i’ve tried it, but its just too much.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkujon (41) - POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
Butelka zakupiona w firmowym sklepie BrewDoga w Londynie. Degustacja z kieliszka 0,1 ml. Gesty likier. Piany oczywi?cie brak, brak wysycenia. W zapachu mocny alkoholowy likier owocowy. Dodatkowo karmelu smaku rozgrzewaj?cy równie? lakierów posmak, s?odk? czekolada i ciemne owoce. 1 shot w zupe?no?ci wystarczy. Wi?cej nie da si? tego wypi? :)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mateuszk (1391) - Poznañ, POLAND - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark amber in colour, sticky, no head. Aroma of cherries, caramel, some vanilla. In taste caramel and cherries with strong and long bitterness in the finish, not pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
A ’shot’ at Brewdog in Leeds. Tasty and dry, but not surprisingly more of a spirit than a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MarcoDL (3421) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
Sample at beertemple. Copper red pour. Strong aroma of booze, vanilla and glue. Taste has caramel, vanilla and licorice at first, but then the strong booze kicks in and takes over. This is a gimmick.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FunkyF (662) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Flaska på Örebro ÖoW. Kolsvart med brunt skum. Tung doft med soja, choklad och karamell. Värmande sprit med söt smak och även lite syrligher.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TychoJames (808) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Provsmakning örebro ölmässa. Kolsvart kulör. Doft av rostad malt, knäck och choklad. Lite spritigt . Tjock munkänsla med russin, knäck, soja och sirap

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