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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 480   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.


ComradeK's rating

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (975) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (496) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours black with no head. Notes of salmiakki, chocolate, espresso, licorice. Well beer 32 alcohol not too much to say. Insane.

- beerbasher

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (3000) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Sample from bottle. @ gråsälstasting #4. Big thanks Jookos! Batch #906. Black color, no head. Hint of vinegar, chocolate, greek spirits. Long dark fruity, sweet aroma. Surprisingly drinkable.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (169) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Shared a bottle with friends. Deep brown almost black pour with a nonexistent head. Powerful aroma, alcohol and vanilla. Tastes is coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Alcohol content is present throughout the whole experience. Definitely a sipper not a gulper.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
This is a heavy thick beer, you can taste the whiskey flavors, more similar to a fine port, if i had the money I would drink it in a port glass or brandy balloon after every meal. Tasty, strong and warming.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (523) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
From bottle #908. Wow, this is a huge beer, well it’s kind of a beer. Huge very complex aroma that hints at how intense the flavours will be, but it lies, this thing grab you by the throat. Pours and looks like a port, thick with no head. The alcohol is very warming, ultra rich flavours keep changing as you sip. Its not an everyday beer but I liked it a lot.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
The aroma is so fantastic I’m enjoying it with every sip. Very thick, tasty, and it definitely has a strong Scottish whiskey taste. I’d love to have a small glass every day but unfortunately the price tag won’t let me do this. Well done to the brew dog boys.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mandaritto (27) - LATVIA - JUN 14, 2014
When I tasted it I wasn’t so sure that it’s an ale. More like Irish Whiskey. Woody, smokey. Incredibly tough brew - more like Incredible HULK of the craft beer :D Warm feeling afterwards, more like hot.. licorice aftertaste. Although when I get to know the price - I was shocked. It’s way too expensive. But I’m glad I tried it once. I loved it but I still don’t think that it’s an ale..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (917) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Appearance: Clear dark brown with no head. Aroma: Whisky notes, port, spiritous, red wine, wood, treacle, berry fruit. Taste: Medium sweetness, low sourness and low/medium bitterness. Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium/heavy texture, no carbonation, lingering dry treacle, liquorice, spiritous, fruity finish with a lot of alcohol warmth and dryness. After the initial sweetness their is a slight bitter peat/ whisky note. Comments: Lovely.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Experiment_Ale (847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2014
At Sfrangeways with will Taylor Matt and friends. Pours brown black with no carb or head. Aroma is very pungent malt syrup. Taste is harsh alcohol, covered by some sticky malt and hop resin, almost oil, malt oil, resin sticky soy sauce.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5018) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 small sample courtesy of a friend. clear deep amber pour. No carbonation or head. Heavy alcohol. Lots of raisins. Pretty good


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