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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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245 Ratings

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 20.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

BillRoth, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jaycar06, Nov 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Texasfan549, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of 77black_ships
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 .

77black_ships, Oct 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

smutty33, Oct 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

speak72, Oct 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

seplo, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

kbuzz, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of Brewski
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Brewski, Oct 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

tommyguz, Oct 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

REDAMI, Sep 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

kjkinsey, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Nolen12, Sep 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

imperialking, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Aug 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

ericdupont, Aug 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

schnarr84, Aug 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

ROGUE16, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.33/5  rDev +17.3%
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

M_C_Hampton, Aug 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Stalgondo, Jul 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

mrfrancis, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

illidurit, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of KFBR392
2.76/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

KFBR392, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

jaxon53, Jun 24, 2013
BrewDog Paradox Smokehead (Batch 015) - Smokehead from BrewDog
83 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.