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

bottled
available

on tap
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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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5
colui72 (1069) - HONG KONG - AUG 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2017 One of the best Imperial Stouts I?ve ever tried. Not easily beatable! Shiny black with thin beige head, aroma is chocolate and bourbon. Taste as well, with vanilla and molasses, low bitterness. But the best is the feeling that drinking this gave me: like drinking a whisky there is a very pleasant warm feeling in the stomach, smooth as hell, lovely feeling of drinking some hot chocolate liquor based on bourbon. Astonishing.

5
Patersoi (165) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2015
Whoa! Pours like old engine oil. Head has big bubbles that give way to a honeycomb mousse. Bouquet of bourbon, vanilla, chocoate and malt. Oily soft mouth feel with a riot of flavours - plumb pudding, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinammon, charcoal, sultanas. They mask the crazy high alcohol remarkably well. I have had beers with half the alcohol that tasted more like alcohol. By the time you reach the bottom of the glass you can feel the effects - warm ears and that tingly feeling. Once the main palate has subsided the finish is creamy chocolate and sweet malt with that bourbon flaring in the nostrils. An epic drop with an equally epic pricetag. Worth it? Absolutely!

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5
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - MAR 29, 2016
Scuro color mogano con un velo di schiuma marroncina. Densa e liquorosa, odora di torta, legno e zucchero a velo; al palato è spessa, corposa, profonda con note di tostato, liquirizia, caramello, bourbon, uvette e cioccolato. Effervescenza piacevole che solletica la lingua, finale lungo, alcolico, caldo e persistente ma per nulla sgraziato. Mostruosa!

4.8
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black, small beige head. Marcipane, chocolate nose with hints of fruit. Delicious blend of marsipane and chocolate flavours, orangey whiskey notes. Dangerously drinkable. Close to perfection.

4.8
Rostislav (7) - BULGARIA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
Dark,almost black with dark brown foam. So rich aroma - dry fruits, date, vanilla, spiced and smoky. Full and thick body. And the taste...coffee, caramel, nuts, bourbon of course.Warming. Amazig

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 :)

4.7
jesperhammer (4825) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
04-JUL-2014, bottle @Brewdog Bar, Campden Town, London. Suggested by knowledgable bartender. Thx. Black with low but lasting tan head. Aroma is wonderfull Bourbon, coco, Vanilla, roast. Taste the same. Full body, very sweet. Just a touch of astringency. Long Bourbon’y finish. Alcohol is there on there finish. Nice and Warming. This is so good. Best Brewdog in years. Perhaps best ever.

4.7
tomekk1978 (1404) - Z±bki, POLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Barwa: ciemna z rubinowymi refleksami widocznymi pod światło, klarowna. Piana beżowa, drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, ale dość szybko opadająca. Całość gęsta i oleista Aromat: wyraźnie alkoholowy uzyskany dzięki leżakowaniu w beczce po bourbonie. Mamy zatem nuty wanilii, kokosa oraz "drewniane". Następnie można się doszukać akcentów owocowych (wiśnie?), nieco palonych i czekoladowych oraz być może korzennych. Mimo tego alkohol jednak dominuje. Smak: bardzo pełny i słodki, choć po chwili z kwaskowymi akcentami. Następnie owoce, wanilia, czekolada, melanoidyny, może lekka kawa. Goryczka raczej nie jest tak wysoka, jak deklaruje producent, ale konkretny charakter ciemnych słodów i chmielu czuć. Limitowany BrewDog, pakowany w osobny kartonik i ozdobiony elegancka etykietą. Do tego, jest to piwo leżakowane w beczkach po bourbonie. Czego chcieć więcej? Seria Paradox trzyma poziom, bowiem jest to jedno z najlepszych piw, jakie piłem. Z pewnością w pierwszej dziesiątce, być może nawet w piątce. Konkretne i alkoholowe, ale tego właśnie oczekujemy od RIS-a. Aromat mógłby być nieco lżejszy i bardziej ulotny, ale z drugiej strony czego wymagać od trunku z 15 % alk. ? Szczerze mówiąc na takie właśnie piwo czekałem, po okresie posuchy. Minusy: szybko uderza do głowy oraz niestety słono kosztuje...

4.7
Beerhunter111 (21763) - P´Castle, GERMANY - SEP 10, 2015
From trade with fonefan, many thanks!
33cl botte. Pours very dark brown black with a nice lasting tan head. Aroma of burned malt, wood, coffee, vanilla, some alcohol. Taste is intense malty, tons of vanilla, coffee, burned malt, some alcohol, very delicious, perfect beer!


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