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BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 002)

BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 002)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottled & cask; Special.
This limited edition (002) sees a 8% Imperial Stout matured in a specially selected ex Duncan Taylor & Co Invergordon 1965 single grain whisky cask.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Pours dark chocolate brown with a thin film of tan with some big bubbles lingering. Awesome nose of scotch, chocolate and wood. The flavor was similar but a bit less full. As it warms the flavor becomes more complex and smoked peat and tobacco influences emerge. Medium to full mouthfeel and slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3380) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2009
12oz via trade with magicdave. Damn this is totally, totally difficult to figure out which batch it is etc... Pours black with a thin black ring. Nose is sweet and boozy with a very slick whiskey feel. Taste is sweet, chocolaty. Rich and scotchy, pretty tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
rbesg07, cask at blackfriars. deeply black with not much sign of a head. aroma of asphalt, tobacco and some whisky vanilla suggestions. plenty of bitter chocolate balanced, hints of stone fruits and a woody finish with light lactic sourness. quality stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2008
(12oz bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige ring. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, toffee, soy sauce, and light chocolate. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, dried dark fruits, and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (5912) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2008
12 oz bottle, via magicdave. Pours a dark brown body with a minimal tight bubbled beige head that vanished rather quickly. The nose is quite impressive, and better than the other batches that I have had of the Paradox series. Nice whisky and roast interaction that really melds well into one scent. A touch of light soy sauce, vanilla, oak, even a bit of smoked meat notes. The flavor is really well balanced between the barrel and the Stout, unlike the others I have had where the barrel really beats down the Stout. Great bitter chocolate, roast, and vanilla up front that fades to a roasty, slightly burnt malt finish gently laced with whisky. Mouthfeel is full bodied with gentle fizzy carbonation. Not the thickest in texture, but it is a lot more rounded and soft than the others I have had. Pretty nice, this experience gives me hope for the other batches that I have after being disappointed by some of the previous ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - DEC 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2009 On Tap @ The Rake. Black color with a thin tan head.Wood and whisky aroma with some smoky notes. Sweet malty taste with lots of whisky and oak notes. An excellent Impy !

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2008
A phenomenal stout. Absolutely incredible whiskey aromas of oak and vanilla intermingled with the chocolates and malts from the stout. An incredibly smooth body with similar flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2008
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. black pour with no head. a great nose of scotch, oak, vanilla, coconut and some raisins. nice roasted malt flavor with the scotch coming through with the peatiness and vanilla flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2716) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Nose: smoke, raisins, and vanilla. Taste is the same plus dark tree fruit, chocolate, smoke, coffee, toasted coconut. Good. THick mouthfeel long finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Some confusion as this was marked as Brewdog Paradox Grain Batch 001 on one side and 002 on another. Marked as best before 8/31/08. Pours with no head and a dark brown body. Aroma of raisins, chocolate, whisky, oak, and some light smoke. Very nice. Taste is vinous and chocolatey with coffee, chalk, oak and smoke. Syrupy with very light carbonation.

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