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BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead - BrewDog

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

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BA SCORE
84
good

250 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 20.54%
Wants: 9
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

Photo of bubseymour
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Maverickdp
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Flounder57
3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
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.

Photo of Shagator
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jaycar06
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Dicers
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Texasfan549
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of 77black_ships
2.71/5  rDev -26.8%
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 .

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.33/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: poured from a 330 ml bottle into a glass, dark brown nearly black with a short tan head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S: huge peat smoked malt, burnt charcoal, tobacco, acrid coal smoke

T: heavy smoke flavor abounds, sweet malt melds with peat smoke, whiskey, intense complexity of sweet caramel flavor, prune, raisin, all burnt in a coke oven

M: thick and oily, low carbonation

O: an excellent smoked stout with emphasis on peat smoke, alcohol well hidden

BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
84 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.