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BrewDog Paradox Grain (15%)

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottle, special
March 2013 release
This is the latest release of our awesome Paradox series, where we take our signature 15% imperial stout and mature it in different ways. Paradox Grain has been matured in ex bourbon whisky barrels. Wonderful oak notes complimented by smooth vanilla, rich treacle, stewed fruits and decadent chocolate.
ABV: 15%
Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley
Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross
Twist: Aged in Scottish grain whisky casks


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1070) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours a black colour and a small, light brown head. Roasted and a bit sweet aroma with oak, vanilla, karamell and dark chocolate. The flavour has more touch of liqour and nice roasted malt and ash in the aftertaste. Has a silky and oily mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A powerful ale and is well-balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOSSbrewer (1319) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Pours dark brown with no head. Lots of dark fruits and dark chocolate. Very sweet. Some oak. Some vanilla. A little bit of heat on the finish. Somewhat bitter. Very nice

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (2473) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle@home from brewdog bristol
dark ruby mahogany with dark beige lacing. Rich vanilla and caramel notes on nose. Mellow milk chocolate and latte. Full bodied, slight carbonation, cold coffee hotel chocolate caramel batons and rich cocoa dry finish, warming but keeps the strength well disguised. One of the best so far.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (33333) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014

Bottle 330ml.

Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, coffee, smoke, vanilla, alcohol. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, vanilla, whisky, alcohol, roasted, chocolate, wood. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20131230]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket på RV124 4 Feb 14. Svart. Litt skum som daler raskt. God aroma av kaffe & whisky. Smaken innholdsrik. Sjokolade, lakris og en anelse whisky. Blir tørr etter hvert. Avslutter litt syrlig.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (3526) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours a jet black body with a small beige head. Nose is tar, leather, dark chocolate, whisky, sweet malts, caramel and hints of grains and coffee. Taste is salty licorice, coffee, whisky, smoke, ashes, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs, hints of grains and wood. Full body, medium carbonation. Very complex and nice imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (362) - Skui, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
Kullsvart med lavt skum. Aromaen er utpreget malt og kaffe. Søtlig. Smaken er malt og kaffe. Alkoholen er ganske godt kamuflert, men kan kjennes både i smak og lukt. Tykk konsistens.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joakim (15) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
330 ml bottle. Dark brown colour with a sweetish aroma. Balanced, full and surprisingly sweet taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (7361) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
330ml bottle, batch 046, from Vinmonopolet Langnes Tromsø. Brownish bubbly head slowly fading over a jet black body. Spotty lacing. Rich aromas of prunes, oak and whisky. In-depth flavours of dark chocolate malts, prunes, vanilla oak and whisky. Warming and lingering roasted bitter end. Full bodied. Superb slow sipper on a Saturday eve at home in Tromsø, 08.02.2014.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (1752) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from some Vinmonopolet store enjoyed at home
Pours dark, black in glass, tanned head. Smells of roasted malts, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, oak and booze. Heavy sweet, boozy, whisky and oak, vanilla and cocoa with a nice finish of coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Nice barrel aged imperial stout!


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