Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 560   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 (3058) - 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 its 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 Baileys 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, its varnish and a clear coat on top, too. Even less than an ounce worth is quite intoxicating. No one who doesnt know the story of this drink would think its a beer. Yet its 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hopmaestro (1568) - rebro, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TEJA (2935) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2017
Bottle shared by Bjrn thanks. No head and clear brown color. Big roasted dark malty aroma. Very intense dark roasted malty taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Geiserich (4369) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hellsbrews (26) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2017
Dont know what to make of this so just giving it 50%. I couldnt drink it, was like a bad whiskey but maybe thats the point or maybe theres no point. I can safely say I wont ever drink it again,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dioalen (11) - - JAN 17, 2017
Un produit atypique. Brune foncée à noire cette bière est une explosion de saveur en bouche. Une bière extra-ordinaire qui tranche les saveurs et les avis. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franzen (545) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2017
Sweet vineous aroma like Port wine, dark syrup and fruity. Raisins, liquorice and coffee in the taste. Really interesting and much better than expected.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy_Luke (1696) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 8, 2016
Piwo z pewnością kultowe, ciekawe, a przede wszystkim, bardzo mocne. 32% to nie wynik tradycyjnego procesu, a wymrażania. Oczywiście nie jest to trunek sesyjny, ale na spotkanie w pięcioosobowym gronie było idealne! Bardzo oleista konsystencja, ciemnobrązowe, bez piany, bez gazu... Aromat ciemnych, suszonych owocw, czekolady. Likierowy. W smaku mocy nie czuć. Czuć za to owoce, owoce w likierze, czekoladę. Całość tworzy bardzo smaczną kompozycję. Ciężko myśleć o Pingwinie jako o piwie, ale to i tak trunek wart uwagi! Ciekawe doznanie!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adamnase (575) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Taster @ Brewdog, helsinki. Intense dried plums and dark fruit, strong booze, some stingy acetone, spices. Unsurprisingly feels like a schnaps. Goes down easily though, warming and smooth. Sticky and oily, though. spectacular in all ways. and i love the name

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Korcz (2916) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6974) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2016
9th Nov 2016: 375ml bottle between four at the monthly Shrewsbury beer exchange group meeting in Chez Sophie. Cheers Simon for trying to kill us all with this offering. Strong stuff isnt it! Actually I quite liked it. Thick, sticky and sweet: what is there not to like?

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