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

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Identical to Batch 010 as the casks were re-used.

Added by Onslow on 01-12-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 261 |  Reviews: 163
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.17/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the Old Toad in Rochester, NY.

'10 vintage.

Pours a deep, dark oily-looking black, with a small head that immediately dissipates into an oily film. No lacing.

Smells like scotch whiskey, roasted malt, and woodiness.

The taste is similar. Like scotch, this one has a lot of little complexities, especially at 4 years out. Slightly salty/briney, but only in a very subtle way, with some leather, wood, liquid smoke, scotch whiskey, chocolate, roasted malt. Quite nice, even if some of the flavors described above aren't ideal flavors.

The 4 years of aging has made this beer not boozy in the slighest. Medium bodied, very low carbonation with all the aging.

This one was nice, a good little diamond in the rough if you will, I never thought Brew Dog could make a balanced beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Omnium
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at House of 1000 Beers on 5-18-14

A - Ruby red brown with half a finger of off white head, little lacing.
S - Huge smokey peat, oak chips, cherry, raisin, fig, sweet malt
T - Sweet cherry, grape, mild smoke that fades fast, definitely boozey too
M - Very tart and chewy.
O - The aroma is killer, but it gets all wacked out after that.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of hops202
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into Stone Snifter. Batch #015 - Bottled on 4/15/09

Bought this bottle online. Pours quite thin with almost no head to be found. Smell is very strong peat and smoke. Lots of barbecue and char and scotch whiskey - tons of islay whiskey.

Taste is much of the same. Lots of smoke, peat/Islay Whiskey. Certainly worth a try if you are a scotch or irish whiskey fan, but bourbon barrel aged fans steer clear!

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.08/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of Flounder57
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of 77black_ships
2.74/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Notes from early 2011: 33 cl. [email protected]: 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 -5.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 261 ratings