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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

225 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 225
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 21.14%


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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Reviews by messyhair42:
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messyhair42

Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

from a bottle, poured into a wide mouth tulip. I've been cellaring this a few months.

Appearance: almost pitch black. forms a one finger head that dissipates into a lacy layer of bubbles on the top. leaves a good lacing pattern on the glass.

Smell: More like an Islay Whisky than a beer without smelling boozy, heavy scents of earth and peat

Taste: Carmel sweetness and woody bitterness without a real hop profile but lots of grain. smells like a whisky, tastes like a beer with lots of smoke. The finish is long and complex with lots of stout-like flavors and an oakey bitterness that lasts a long time

Mouthfeel: The carbonation comes out in the mouth to give it a smooth texture but heavy bodied mouthfeel

Overall: a very expensive bottle and a very good drink. my first brewdog beer and only my second review on BA. would gladly drink again if somebody else were buying, I'll spread my money around for more good beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2011 05:49:53 | More by messyhair42
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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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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

08-22-2013 00:02:40 | More by ROGUE16
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BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
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