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BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead - BrewDog

BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - SmokeheadBrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead

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BA SCORE
83
good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 226
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 20.87%


Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Identical to Batch 010 as the casks were re-used.

(Beer added by: Onslow on 01-12-2009)
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LtCracker20

Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours an almost black body with a huge 3-finger khaki head that's rocky and pillowy. Shows decent retention and awesome lacing.

S- At first, it kinda smells like a Sharpie. A little peat and smoke shows through, but sadly, mainly that magic marker aroma. Not bad, but then again I kinda like that smell. No alchohol shows through.

T- The smoked flavor really stands out, alomst bacon-ish. Not too much here that I expected. A little roasted malt flavor, but again, magic marker.

MF- Medium bodied with flavor that sits well on the palate.

O- A good beer, but was expecting much more in terms of whiskey flavors and a stronger malt flavor, but it seems like it just can't shake that magic marker smell/flavor.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2011 01:11:05 | More by LtCracker20
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Stone Snifter. Batch #015 - Bottled on 4/15/09

Bought this bottle online. Pours quite thin with almost no head to be found. Smell is very strong peat and smoke. Lots of barbecue and char and scotch whiskey - tons of islay whiskey.

Taste is much of the same. Lots of smoke, peat/Islay Whiskey. Certainly worth a try if you are a scotch or irish whiskey fan, but bourbon barrel aged fans steer clear!

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2014 01:09:06 | More by hops202
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

My beer guru rolled this out to split during a session. Good looking beer with an outstanding, very Interesting and unique aroma. Good flavor and very smooth but the smoke was to much for me. Also a little thin. Overall an excellent beer and worth a try but I may not revisit.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:53:05 | More by JamieDuncan
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bubseymour

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-19-2014 00:46:38 | More by bubseymour
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Maverickdp

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-14-2014 22:28:51 | More by Maverickdp
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a tulip.

Appearance: This beer poured s minimal mocha head that reduced to s thin layer. It is a pitch black color with little vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Really peaty and Smokey, chocolate, soy, oak, and char.

Taste: The Islay barrels put a lot of character on this beer. Smokey, peaty, leather, charred oak, etc. The beer has lost a lot of good characteristics from the barrel aging.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, soy, peat, low carbonation, tough to drink, full bodied, a little booze.

Overall: Tough beer to drink. Was looking forward yo this one, but it fell short. The scotch barrels were a match for this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 09:09:12 | More by Flounder57
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Shagator

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-18-2014 04:00:24 | More by Shagator
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-08-2013 02:39:50 | More by BillRoth
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-29-2013 00:01:25 | More by jaycar06
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Dicers

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-11-2013 02:19:27 | More by Dicers
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Texasfan549

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

11-10-2013 03:27:37 | More by Texasfan549
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77black_ships

Belgium

2.71/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Notes from early 2011: 33 cl. bottle@home: pitch black with brown head & sand-like sediment, smell is lots of peat, smoke & an oil refinery, taste is extreme, extreme, extreme,... amounts of peat (I am not exaggerating), down to the point that it is basically undrinkable, never thought that there could be too much peat in something but that is the case here, it is like eatng handfuls of peat, burned coffee, incinerated malts, a bag full of espresso bean, iodine & petroleum, body is like fuel, almost hard to tell whether this is good or horrible but drinkability is the worst I have ever come across, this is basically undrinkable, irregardless of whether you like it or not, flat, completely insane, this is engine fuel .

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 13:14:20 | More by 77black_ships
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-22-2013 19:55:10 | More by smutty33
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speak72

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

10-20-2013 14:35:06 | More by speak72
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-19-2013 22:03:13 | More by seplo
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

10-17-2013 23:39:25 | More by kbuzz
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

10-14-2013 01:17:10 | More by Brewski
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

10-02-2013 22:07:52 | More by tommyguz
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REDAMI

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

09-15-2013 15:42:10 | More by REDAMI
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kjkinsey

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

09-11-2013 23:28:38 | More by kjkinsey
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

09-03-2013 21:01:31 | More by Nolen12
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imperialking

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.7%

09-03-2013 16:50:17 | More by imperialking
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-31-2013 17:18:52 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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ericdupont

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-25-2013 20:35:23 | More by ericdupont
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-22-2013 00:57:24 | More by schnarr84
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BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
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