BrewDog Paradox Heaven Hill

overall
100
96
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle and keg,series special
Imperial Stout aged in American Bourbon Barrels for 12 months. A schizophrenic translatlantic son of a bitch of a beer. Huge, decadent imperial stout clashes in the most beautiful way with the best incarnation of the American Dream since Nixon choked on a cheeseburger. We think this might just be the best Paradox ever. Available in both keg and bottle.

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4.7
hughcifer (1) - - JUN 25, 2017 does not count
A beast of a beer. Kicks you in the head but still fragrant. That’s the Paradox

4.6
adster (820) - HUNGARY - JUN 17, 2017
A kólaszínű küllem sok esetben a legjobb imperial stoutok jellemvonásaként tűnik fel, kedvező előjelnek tekinthető tehát a mélybarna ital felső rétegének fényáteresztő hatása, a pohár falára ragadó olajos lenyomat, s a csupán egy vékonyka gyűrű formájában megjelenő habréteg. Illatai fenomenálisak, a Paradox-sorozatra jellemző kirobbanó stílussal, vad alkoholossággal, melyben a bourbon vaníliás-kókuszos zamatai mellett egy adag mazsolás, fűszeres rumos, s egy réteg fahordós, vörösboros, portói hangulat is helyet kap. Pikáns, likőrös, csokoládés, bonbonos egyveleg tárul elénk, ízvilága pedig hasonló gazdagság hordozója; karamellás, olvasztott cukros, folyékony csokoládés, szirupos kortyait vibráló alkoholosság perzseli, szivárványos kavalkádot képez a hordóérlelt italok sokaságának izgalmas palettája. Testes, szikrázó mondanivalóval telt kortyainak zárása keserédes kicsengésű, kissé száraz benyomást keltő, az élvezeti érték rovására azonban a legkevésbé sem megy, minden cseppje tömény izgalom, a megismételhetetlenség érzetét kelti, valódi értéket képvisel. Ilyenkor némiképp visszalopja magát a szívembe a skót főzde, ez a típusú sör ugyanis csaknem kikezdhetetlen, lenyűgöző karakter hordozója.

4.1
GoufCustom (2080) - HONG KONG - MAY 2, 2017


330 ml bottle in deluxe box bought at Gorgeous Wine & Cigar in Yuen Long in May 2015.

Look: Opague deep, Cola black colour with a very thin trace of yeast particles; Near zero head with residual soapy beige foam which fades in 10 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation.

Aroma: Very fragrant dark malt which can be smelt as soon as it was opened, with strong Bourbon, strong vanilla, strong Port wine, strong red wine, strong cherries, strong French oak, intense alcohol, liquorices, caramel, toffee, sugar and spices. Wow!

Taste: Very strong sweet rich dark malt, with roasted coffee, strong warming alcohol, Bourbon, strong vanilla, red wine, light Port wine, strong oak barrels, strong red fruits, strong caramel, strong toffee, very strong dark chocolate, syrup, spices, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass. Fruity train wreck alert!

Body: Full body. Very oily palate.

Mouth Feel: Rich dark maltyness in a very viscous background, very sticky to the mouth. Sharp roasted coffee followed swiftly by intense booze and then the delicate combination of red wine, Port wine, Bourbon and vanilla with nice rich red fruityness. Next comes the very strong dark chocolate, with caramel and toffee followed by strong syrup. Spicy bitter with strong lemon to round. Big and beautiful!

Alcohol: the 15% booze with bourbon barrel is in-your-face, hit you mercilessly with strong liquorices and syrup. It seems to mix with the fruity winey taste quite well. A decent sipper so go slow is the key!

Hoppiness: No nose. Spices, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness - liquorices and hops - is very strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet-bitter spicy malty finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Sweet, boozy winey and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one’s Bourbon barrel works wonder with a resulting combos of very fruity wines and liquors in characters, not to mention nice oak barrels, strong dark chocolate and flashes of roasted coffee in taste. The RIS base is totally overwhelmed by the barrels, but it was nice enough to compensate with all the classy element already mentioned. I seldom like BAIS, but I have to say this is a must try!

4.6
HerrBierkoenig (1579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2017
0,33l bottle from Damian Bottle Shop, Bratislava, Pours dark brown opaque liquid, small creamy brown head, Aroma: caramel toffee, alcohol, dark chocolate, whiskey, griotte cherries, orange peel, biscuit, coffee, Taste: heavy sweet, medium to heavy bitter, medium sour, dark chocolate, red fruits, cherries, candied oranges, whiskey, malty, coffee, Palate: full body, soft to flat carbonation, thick oily mouthfeel, long chocolate orange biscuit aftertaste, Overall: excellent beer, full bodied, complex, enjoyed.

4.1
BeerBaboon (2114) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Pours black with beige head. Aroma is whisky, soy sauce and roasted. Flavour is heavy sweet, light to medium bitter and whisky.

4.7
AtronSeige (1634) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 11, 2017
Aroma: Medium-high, rich chocolate, vanilla, woody, cherry. Medium molasses, tobacco, No hops. Appearance: Pretty much pitch black, with red high-lights. Head falls to a ring immediately. Brown ring remains. Alcohol legs. Flavour: Medium chocolate, wood, vanilla, molasses, licorice, . Medium-high bitterness, balancing the malt. No hops. Dry finish with lingering wood, cherry, warmth. Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Warming. Low carbonation, smooth. Overall: A sipping beer with great flavours and aromas, without anything being overpowering. A great experience. 330 ml bottle, poured 33B. Specialty Wood Aged Beer 20C. Imperial Stout

4.8
mkujon (107) - POLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Bottle from Tabakiera - pours a pitch black body with small tan head. Aroma is powerful! full of chocolate, toffee, vanilla and bourbon cask! Taste is equally intense; some creamy, carmel, vanilla from cask, quite nice bitterness - heaven indeed :)

3.9
rouhlas (3665) - GREECE - DEC 20, 2016
330 ml bottle at home thanks to Stelios! Black color with beige head. Malty aroma, very alcoholic in the beginning, wood, smoked notes, dark dried fruits, caramel, chocolate, licorice. Sweet and bitter taste with some coffee notes addition. Medium to full oily silky body with soft carbonation

4.2
Korcz (3389) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4.3
Kavu (4981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2016
0,33l bottle shared with wiosna @ Viisi Penni?. Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aroma is sweet roasted malts with plenty of bourbon and some oak. Flavor is sweet roasted malts, bourbon, oak, chocolate, raisins, alcohol and hops. Exquisite.

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