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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

240 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 160
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 20.49%
Wants: 8
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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smutty33

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +28%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

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

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.8%

08-22-2013 00:57:24 | More by schnarr84
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

08-22-2013 00:02:40 | More by ROGUE16
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M_C_Hampton

Georgia

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
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-29-2013 08:39:39 | More by Stalgondo
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

07-09-2013 16:39:07 | More by mrfrancis
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illidurit

California

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-29-2013 00:30:48 | More by illidurit
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KFBR392

Illinois

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
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jaxon53

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +7.8%

06-23-2013 23:14:27 | More by jaxon53
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tabitha

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +28%

06-03-2013 01:47:52 | More by tabitha
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-29-2013 17:16:38 | More by InspectorBob
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Denoas

New York

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

05-28-2013 03:09:05 | More by Denoas
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Ego

New Jersey

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...

eyes...
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

nose...
dry wood, faint whiskey, some smoke (like camp fire, not smoked meat), it smells very dry almost dusty

taste etc...
ashen with whiskey notes and some sweetness, some bitter chocolate notes, the ABV is slightly detectable, the ash flavor is really distracting here

verdict?
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
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dalepryor

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-07-2013 22:12:14 | More by dalepryor
BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
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