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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Blackfriars, Glasgow, as Paradox Edition #2 Grain Whisky. Black colour, ruby in the highlights. Very nice aroma of woodwork. Roasty, fiery and alcoholic flavour with strong woody notes. Notes of vanilla too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2007
In Glasgow, thanks a lot, Tom! A lovely stout character while dangerously easy drinking. Oaky aroma, vanilla and liquorize. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Christian (12953) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2007
Dark brown with an off-white head. Malt, oak, vanilla in the aroma. Sweet roast flavour, some oak, hint of tannin. While the Islay cask version didn’t have any beer character left, this is perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2007
Bottled. Very dark rubyish amber colour with not much head. Aroma is big vanilla, some roast and chocolate. Also quite licoracy and shows some hints of whisky. Flavour is smooth licorace along with vanilla and some smooth roastiness. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014
Bottle 330ml. @ Chris_o shindig 2007.

[ As BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 002) ].
Black color with virtually none head. Aroma is chocolate, moderate vanilla, light licorice, light whisky. Flavor is moderate sweet with a long duration. Refreshing and easy to drink. Body is medium, texture is watey to oily, carbonation is flat. ;o)) [August 2007]

Bottle 330ml.

[ As BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 002) ].
[ Vintage BBF 2008 ]. Clear dark brown color with a small to average, open and frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, oxidide, dark berry, wood, smoke, peat, light alcohol - whisky. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, oxidide, chocolate, roasted, dark berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20140705]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 19, 2007
Bottle, Chris_o shindig. Ruby highlighted black, suprisingly light soapy head, flecks of foam sticking to the glass. Vanilla aroma, light coffee. Creamy vanilla flavor, light coffee and clean alcohol. Very smooth. I enjoyed this, but the whisky rounds the edges out a little too much--I wish for some more texture and character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2007 A Sim rate (Bottle at Chris O’s shindig): Smells of wet dog but judging by the quality of the flavour and the crisp whiskey smell that dominates I can only assume a wet dog got hold of my glass and tainted it beforehand. Dark opaque appearance that shows it looks as good as it tastes. Flavour of whiskey at its smooth best. Bitter finish with a full flavour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle, chris_o shindig. Dark brown with no head. Nose is grainy and really vanilly, hints of banana and a strong malt nose. No alcohol present. Mouth is malty, chocolate, roasted espresso then a strong taste of delicious vanilla. Vanilla strong in palate. Excellent, with a nice bite on a big swallow.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Black with beige head. More vanilla, smooth, vanilla, some choc, pretty good. Smoky. I can’t believe this is the same beer as the Islay. What a difference. Wow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2007
Bottle@chris_o. Apple and vanilla aroma with hints of whiskey. Black color, beige head, fair lace. Light sweet, moccha, whiskey, oak, peaty and a hint of medicine. Complex, but although not as harsh as the other one, not really to my liking.

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