BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead - BrewDog
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4.33/5 rDev +16.7%
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
08-16-2013 21:29:37 | More by M_C_Hampton
2.76/5 rDev -25.6%
Bottle from 2008 or 2009. Best before date of 4/4/11.
Appearance: Pours with a light, traditional European imperial stout texture. No head on the pour at this point. Close to zero carbonation. Color is a dark red amber color which is only detectable when put to light. Pretty regular, not much to see here.
Smell: There really isn't much here. There is a spicy oak flavor from the whiskey casks. Some light malt accents and hints of cherry. Get a little bit of the alcohol. For the most part, everything is either subdued or absent at this point.
Taste: The front passes by without much of a peep. Malty sweetness leads to some earthy tones from the whiskey casks. Has the feeling of a cheap glass of scotch. A lot of oaky funk and some stale malt finishes this beer out. The smokey tones advertised are completely gone. Some interesting aspects to this beer, but overall disappointing.
Mouthfeel: Light on the palette and the funkiness of the beer at this point leave a semi dry finish.
Overall: I was disappointed by this one. I wish I would have read some of the reviews about how this one is holding up on here before I bought it. The malt character is seriously lacking. The whiskey oaky characteristics are the highlight of the beer, but have an odd flavor being the most prominent flavor. This one should have been drank two years ago.
06-27-2013 03:58:38 | More by KFBR392
2.76/5 rDev -25.6%
batch 15 brewed 8/8/8
this was in the back of my ole cellar closet... brewed back in 2008... we'll see what has happened, given the strength etc you would think it should hold up, this hasn't seen daylight ever...
pours with not much head at all, only a faint o-ring, legs apparent
nearly black with some ruby hues on the edges, not much else to detail here, pretty pedestrian
dry wood, faint whiskey, some smoke (like camp fire, not smoked meat), it smells very dry almost dusty
ashen with whiskey notes and some sweetness, some bitter chocolate notes, the ABV is slightly detectable, the ash flavor is really distracting here
I suppose this one did not age well, I treated it with care but alas she has seen better days I am afraid...
05-27-2013 04:23:49 | More by Ego
BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
84 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.