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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 501   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 960   ABV: 32%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


ComradeK's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1060) - The Vale of Dundas, - MAY 11, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with no head, but with viscous legs. The aroma is a potent blend of Vegemite, soy sauce and hot alcohol, with fortified wine and smoky Scotch notes coming through. A faint muscat flavour up front is overcome by herbal hops and peaty Scotch whisky. Bittersweet dark chocolate and savoury soy sauce come in at the mid-palate, with luscious sweet muscat at the finish. There is warming alcohol aftertaste, mixed with herbal hops. This is a very interesting one. I have always liked the bombastic lunacy of BrewDog, and this is a prime example. It feels more like a fine whisky or fortified wine than a beer as such. It presents a curious blend of sweet, savoury and boozy, that overall works very well. Nice stuff.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1840) - 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 (8650) - 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 (1352) - 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 (1523) - 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 itís very warming but not overwhelming. Pretty tasty brew actually but a small glass was plenty for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bjakk (454) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 16, 2014
Darkred, no head, clear. Raisins, port and alcohol in the aroma. Rasins, burned taste with strong burned, liqruish alcoholic aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1072) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2014
Poured an opaque black with a reddish brown edge tint - looks like an old port. Aroma with distinct sweet raisin/wine characters, old dried fruits and nice alcohol. Taste of sweet raisins, dark dried fruits, hint of coffee, hint of roasted grain; a peppery after-taste - a bit like a fortified wine. Heavy body. Smooth, dry, long spicy finish. Worth the try and the taste!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6576) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
due to the multiple freezings it looks more like a dark barleywine than a stout. pours ruby tinged dark brown, no head. little carbonation, but itís there. feel is nice, fairly smooth for the strength, but the aroma is all hot whiskey and sweet. no depth. Utopias had set the bar high for super strong ales as far as flavor and complexity go and this just didnít match up. flavor is nice, but got hot too as the beer warmed. lots of rasisiny sweetness and candi sugar, whiskey...not much in the way of stout character at all. overall, a cool experience. our ears were all toasty warm when we were done, but absolutely not worth the ridiculous price. at least SA got their abv through the brewing process and not by freezing the beer multiple times."


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