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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


on tap


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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierkoning (12375) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2008
Bottle @ home, from Cgarvieuk. Thanks Craig! Almost opague. Dark chocolate, maple syrup and oak in the aroma. Malty sweet, velvety soft flavor with dark chocolate, vanilla, blended whisky and oak. Complex, deceptively soft and dangerously drinkable. Warming alcohol in the finish. Absolutely delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1262) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2008
Black body with a small big bubbled but beautiful beige head; Not to big but well composed nose, very US with lots of chocolate and cocoa in front, and a slight touch of whiskey sharp aromas I guess only because I know; Great body, huge pleasant carbonation, velvet texture, slightly bitter with a very little sharpness from alcohol; Long mellow textured finish with a strange salty sweetness and a bite in the tongue, a very little whiskey aromas fitting well with the cocoa bean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7580) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2008
12-oz. Thanks, Rene! Black with amber highlights and a loose sudsy gray head. Big salty seaweed and smoky peat nose on top of a bunch of chocolate and roast. Mild creamy medium body, soft carb. Roasty, salty, seaweedy, smoky, peaty mid-palate. Long salty bitter finish. Lovely stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottled, BB 8/31/08. Poured murky, but mostly clear deeper brown with a short dusting and some bigger bubbles of tan for headage. The aroma opened with a brighter, just slightly smoked whiskey impression with aged and experienced oak.. also a touch of sour impression from these same elements.. behind that were rich dark malts that didn’t quite impart distinct character beyond a bit of sweeter chocolate.. roast was lighter, and the balance was right on! The flavor had sweeter cocoa and cake-like chocolates at the core surrounded by grainy whiskey and some lactose (sweet and sour).. finished more sour with oak, bourbon, and sweet chocolates.. decadent and memorable at the end. Medium-bodied on the palate with a lengthy, lightly sour and well-balanced finish.. grainy overall, which really worked well here. Great one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2008
It’s black with a huge, nice and creamy head. The aroma has notes of whisky, wood, roasted malt, light sweetness and chocolate. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of roasted malt, grain whisky, chocolate, dark fruits, light caramel, hints of citrus and it ends on a slightly burnt, bitter note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Capa (2727) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Deep brown beer with a tan head. Chocolate, coffee, moss, grainy, molasses, and whisky. Medium bodied. Roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, and fiery whisky in the finish. Quite enjoyable stout and best BrewDog I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (5046) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2008
Pitch black color, with a white head. A very rich dark chocolate, espresso, dark fruit brew with with just a faint touch of whisky. The mouth feel is well balanced and the alcohol hardly shows. From begginning to end this delivers what it promises with a lingering dark chocolate finish and moderate bitterness. Dangerously drinkable for its size. By far my favorite beer from these guys.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear dark reddish brown with a rough off-white head. Distinct aroma of oak, vanilla and hard roasted malt. Medium body again with very distinct notes of burned malt and some warming whisky accents. Has some malt bitternes in the finish that also contain quite some warming alcohol. A potent brew. 270408

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3617) - Sabro, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle. Black colour with a nice beige head. Rich aroma and taste of roasted malts,coffe and chocolate. Lasting taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16771) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Nice head with good duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are sweet chocolate, coffee and oak. Smooth and nice.

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