Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Eisbock
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 566   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DrnkMcDermott (3100) - 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.

Hoprider (679) - DENMARK - JUL 1, 2017
Pours a copper brown with no real head. Nose does have some eisbock or barleywine aquavit mix qualities. But really, this is super boozy and not in a pleasant way. Taste is a lot worse.. ultra boozy and just a huge mess. I can appreciate the experiment but the taste is just not pleasant at all. I enjoyed the previous batch a bit more. This is pretty much undrinkable...

ThirstyBird (2925) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2017
Thanks to erzengel for sharing!! Pours a cola color without a head. The smell is very hot and boozey with plenty of peat and roast. The taste also burns with the same roasted malt, and dry peatiness coming through. Medium in body and without carbonation. Not my thing at all - it’s like drinking vodka out of an ashtray.

Erzengel (8763) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2017
Intense thick roasted peated nose. Great round, no carbonation. The beer starts intense and thick, toffee, peated malt, very concentrated and hard to drink. Viscous. Intense and long roasted dried thick dark peated aftertaste, no depth, just thick, not too much alcohol, a bit sweetish, strange but interesting. But way too less depth.

Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
Torfiger Geruch. Intensiver rauchiger Beginn, in dem die Süße nur eine Nebensache darstellt. Stark alkoholisch, langer Nachhall. Gut. 10/11/10/11/0/11

Zlotta (3287) - Hagen / Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
Sampled from 0.33 l bottle. Clear, dark brownish amber, no head. Very intense, peaty, slightly sweetish-malty aroma of mainly peat, some caramel and hints of vanilla. Extremely intense, malty and very peaty taste of massive peat, caramel and some vanilla, followed by a long, very peaty and warming-alcoholic finish. Full body, oily mouthfeel, flat. Really intense stuff, not bad actually, quite enjoyable, couldn’t drink more than a few sips though.

Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 29, 2017
Bottle shared with Zlotta and Koelschtrinker. Dunkel orange braunes Bier. Geruch ist alkoholisch, kräftig malzig, reifes Obst, holzig, Kaffee. Geschmack ist brennend alkoholisch, Melasse, toffee, Lakritze, brennend alkoholisch im Abgang.

Hopmaestro (1654) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2017
Backlog: Aroma is sweet and spicey from alcohol. Taste is thick tar, smokey notes, chunks of wood and a burning alcohol sensation. Not my jam.

TEJA (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Björn thanks. No head and clear brown color. Big roasted dark malty aroma. Very intense dark roasted malty taste.

Geiserich (4521) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle (was agend about 10 years): Very dark brown color, no head. Aroma is very sharp alcoholic, dark maltsm raisins, dark dried fruits. Flavor is dense, chocolate, dark fruits, plums in rum, alchohol, cherries, cacao powder. Very good.

hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Don’t know what to make of this so just giving it 50%. I couldn’t drink it, was like a bad whiskey but maybe thats the point or maybe there’s no point. I can safely say I wont ever drink it again,

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