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Christmas Paradox - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

11 Ratings
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.25%
Wants: 3
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Imperial Stout matured for twelve months in rum casks, this is all the delicious flavours of Christmas in a bottle. Not only does this limited edition beer taste superb now, but it is bound to age brilliantly and would be a wonderful one for the cellar.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-26-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

melon, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

GABrew, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Doomfag, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of yankeepride
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Had to start Christmas off with a beer that had the holiday right in the name! Poured into a wine-tasting glass, which really captured the rum. It slammed me in the face as soon as I bent toward it, which was awesome. The overall body was a touch light for such a high-alcohol beer, but the flavor was boozy, with some vanilla coming out as well. For a stout, it had an interesting deep-reddish hue hidden inside of it that gave it glow. Overall, this isn't your everyday drinking stout, but you wouldn't expect that from BrewDog. Thoroughly enjoyed this one as the pre-dinner snacks rolled out.

yankeepride, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of TheBaumer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

TheBaumer, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of dgilks
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Poor head retention.

Big alcohol aroma. Rich roast. Vanilla. I get the rum and the stout but I don't think they integrate well and it is pretty underwhelming.

Big stout. Sugar, roast, chocolate, alcohol, more alcohol. Touches of oak and fruit. Vanilla. Not integrated.

Medium-full body with moderately-high carbonation. A bit fizzy.

An unintegrated, boozy stout. Lacking finesse. This is just a booze bomb with the rum not really adding anything.

dgilks, Sep 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Kirk, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Mar 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

torerik, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

whiterapid, Jan 09, 2013
Christmas Paradox from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.