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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Paradox Isle of Arran = Stout Aged in Isle of Arran Whisky Barrels - This Imperial stout has been matured in specially selected Islay Malt Whisky Casks. The aging process infuses into the beer all the threatening smoke, the encapsulating peat, the Atlantic essence and raw power of Scotland’s most distinctive Whiskies.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekboniek (530) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Butelka. Barwa czarna, smolista, nieprzejrzysta. Piana bardzo skromna, beżowa. W aromacie mocna dawka nut beczki po whiskey. Dominują nuty torfowe, nuty dymne, mokre drewno, jakiej lekkie owoce. Pod przykryciem beczki wyłania się duża dawka czekolady, słodów, ciemnych owoców. W smaku również dominują nuty torfowe, dymne, cygarowe, kakao. Bardzo długie posmaki, przyjemnie zalegające, dodatkowo bardzo rozgrzewające. Wysycenie niskie, goryczka niska. Alkohol szybko uderza do głowy pomimo bardzo wolnego sączenia. Trzeba przyznać, że alko jest genialnie ukryty. Piwo niesamowicie bogate, kompleksowe, wyraziste. Beczka bardzo mocna i wyrazista nadaje charakter lecz nie przytłacza pozostałych smaków. Rewelacja!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mateuszk (2155) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 13, 2016
Bottle. Pitch black, oily with small beige head. Aroma of whisky, peat, dark chocolate roastiness. In taste again mainly roasted malts and peated whisky, sweet and full bodied. Very nice oily texture, bitter finish with noticable and warming booze. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
lello4ever (715) - ITALY - AUG 5, 2016
Nera con schiuma sottile. Aroma spettacolare di vaniglia, con intense note alcoliche. Al palato l’alcol spinge molto, con liquirizia, dark fruits e vaniglia a farla da padrone. Cioccolato avvolgente, corpo pieno ma consistenza non troppo oleosa. Davvero super.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yves (2849) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 28, 2016
Thanks to Bart for sharing this beer together with Wim at Bart’s place. Black colored beer with medium off-white head and no carbonation. Fruited malty alcoholic aroma; Full sparkling palate. Finish is alcoholic fruited sweet slighly roasted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vignale (3366) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Flaska från SB ca tre år gammal. Rejäl IS med stor kropp med mycket fatkaraktär som med åldern förutom whisky drar åt rom russin. Dessutom ganska kryddig med torkad ingefära, kanel plus marsipan och fudge. Riktigt gott.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OminouSC2 (462) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Beautiful beer, black like the night. Aromas have chocolate, malt, whisky and alcohol, maybe vanilla? Taste is malt, chocolate, peat, sweetness and some acidic alcohol. It’s a perfect fit for my taste buds. Awesome Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3674) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
Along with Yves at Bart place black colored body with off white head and a roasted malt coffee caramel aroma a roasted caramel malt coffee alcholic bitter sweet taste with an alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4183) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Second tick on the same beer, just a different ABV. Both retah’rd. Don’t matter, got ticked. Count it. Black as hell with minimal head. Aroma is balanced but doesn’t pussyfoot around with the scotch. It’s there in its peaty, smoky, malty glory. Bitter dark 90% cacao content, sugar, roast, molasses. Medium sweet flavor, big and heavy, scotchy, hot. Full bodied with low carbonation, good heat. Intense, but what did you expect, an effing adjunk lager? GTFO clown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7912) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted, vinous nose with notes of black rye bread, soy sauce, honey, black coffee, tar, hints of smoke and a touch of whisky or dark rum. Malty, roasted taste with soy sauce, smoke, black rye bread, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar and a vinous finish with warming notes of whisky and a balanced roasty bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Powerful and quite boozy, still really tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (552) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Batch 306 - Best before 28/09/2022 (imbottigliata il 28/09/2012?) aperta il 22 Gennaio 2016. Tonaca di frate scura con riflessi caramello, praticamente nera, schiuma nocciola che, visti i 15º, risulta di buona persistenza. Aroma di whisky, amarene sotto spirito, uva passa, prugna essiccata, caramello, zucchero di canna grezzo, liquirizia più leggera, cioccolato fondente, leggero caffè tostato, vaniglia, leggera cannella, liquorosa, ricorda un dolce natalizio tanto è "grassa". Al palato liquorosa, amarene sotto spirito, whisky, caramello e cioccolato fondente che permane nella sua coda, inizialmente dolce, mista a caffè tostato, toffee, liquirizia, uva passa ed amaro erbaceo che lascia il posto ad un finale molto lungo di legno secco e fave di cacao, il tutto arricchito da una elegante nota etilica e leggerissime note di uva bianca. Bevuta decisamente notevole, corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa, opulenta.

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