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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: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Bottle from cgarvieuk. Best before 31/08/2008. The pour is black, but not opaque. The head look like that upon a frothed cappacino. I’m picking up the usual suspects in the nose, though much more in harmony with each other then a lot of its type. A complex blend of of oak, whisky, vanilla, toasted marshallow, and a very nice layer of smoke. Mmmmm. Chocolatey. The whisky character is totally unoffensive. A pleasant oaky dry flavor. Medium body. Average carbonation. Dry finish. I tend to like my imperial stouts a bit fuller body. That being said, this is soooo easy to drink, and the flavors are all in close to perfect balance. Thanks so much, Craig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fukito (723) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle @ Craig´s, november 07. Regaliz, cinnamon, treacle aroma with some molasses notes. Bitter chocolate, cognac flavor with some medicinal notes. Full mouthfeel. Flavor coats you mouth in a velvety way and leaves a rounded chocolate aftertaste. Not so opaque black color with shinny ruby hues and a beige rim. Excell flavor packed chocolate madeira imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 24, 2007
NorCal December ’07 - Another huge THANK YOU goes out to oh6gdx for sending me this one. It’s a fantastic beer on it’s own, but after having the 001 batch, I think that’s quite a bit nicer. But as I said, this is still a great beer. The beer pours out a dark brown, almost black hue with a next to nothing brown head. Aroma of whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and sweet malts. It’s a very strange mixture but it works very well. Mouthfeel is full, round and smooth. Flavors are chocolate, roasted malts, and whiskey. Not nearly as complex as batch 001, but just as enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5368) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2007
Bottled. Thx rickgordon. Pitch black with a small, eige head. Oak, cedar, whisky, salty licorice, chocolate vanilla, coffee... Thick and oily.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2007
(33 cl bottle, thanks rickgordon!)
Black color, tan head. Fry, oak, vanilla and alcohol scent, also chocolate. Chocolate, coffee and sweet thick taste! Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Vanilla and oak aftertaste. Yummy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SHIG (3454) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Bottle at Toms Ultimate Glasgow Tasting : Poured a dark almost black with a tan head. The aroma is very sweet and whiskey notes. The taste is sweet with whiskey malt and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28458) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2007
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin tan head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of whiskey as well as light notes of smoke. The flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of whiskey and vanilla, leading to a dry woody finish. The alcohol burns on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
Bottle (Thanks to Patrick). Almost black - brown head. Ashtray, cask, burned, whiskey, a thin body, raisins, coffee, sharp licorice, light light yeasty ?? OK !!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2007
Bottle. [thanks, mum & dad, for bringing this from Scotland]
Pours utterly pitch black with next-to-nothing beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malts and a great background of peity smokiness. Very low carbonation, very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, with coffee and roasted malts at first, then a strong presence of oak, smoke, viniousness. Tones of vanilla, ginger, dark, dry chocolate and hops linger long after a gulp!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (29691) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
From bottle, thanks to Theis. Pours deep black with almost no head. Smooth chocolate malty aroma. Flavour is smooth chocolate and with a slight alcohol note. It decends slowly into a smooth dark chocolate and roasted malt finish. The far finish holds some nice dried fruity accents.

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