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

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Dark slightly reddish brown/black with a thin tan head that fades to almost nothing. Big dark chocolate roast, slightly salty, definite marmite and a lick of big vanilla bourbon on the nose. Sweet roast, big vanilla and chocolate, molasses, some nice umami tones and a long, warming sticky spicy oaky finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (4532) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Inbreak: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smaller sized lively brown head. Pitch black colored beer. Aromas of bay leaf, oat, horse feeder, whiskey, liquorice, prunes, soy, some thick brown sugars, liquorice... Flavours of whiskey, mocha, some liquorice, prunes, bitter and spice, some roast, bay leaf an dark chocolate, some soy... Balanced and smooth. 15%? Damn. Wouldn’t say it either! Well done! Aftertaste is a mix of dark chocolate, toffee, bitters, roast, some bay leaf, hint of cacoa and some soy. Low carbo, soft light watery light creamy mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light sticky soft spiced texture. Balanced. Somewhat smooth. Very interesting! Classy! Very well done!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2838) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, rich roasty stout, some chocolate, strong whisky finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (830) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Colour is deep black with zero head. Aroma of cherry, oak, and vanilla. Taste is liquorice, vanilla, treacle and warming alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1427) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Overall: Sweet, bourbon, vanilla.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-06-14.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
6th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, pale tan head. Palate is airy and dry. Fine and mild carbonation. Airy rich dark malt with rich chocolate. Tangy bourbon. Whisper of alcohol spice and a little warmth. Dark fruits before the airy finish that carry on in to the aftertaste. Well joined up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
redayyon (20) - - MAY 20, 2014
Couleur brun noir mousse noisette Nez noisette nougat cerise floral caramel Gout noisette caramel sucre roux boisé fumé un peu. Equilibre étonnant malgré l alcool très présent Palais doux belle longueur

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Foffern (1252) - 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 (1680) - 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 (3072) - 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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