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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - JUN 17, 2007
Cask, Edinburgh Beer Festival. Firstly I really loved the Islay edition of this. Really good to see this new brewery being so progressive and trying this kinda things! On to the beer. This one does not have the smoke, the saltiness of the Isaly edition. Instead the whisky seems to add to and enhance flavours already in the stout. The vanilla is pronounced and utterly gorgeous throughout. Indeed its almost like a dark vanilla explosion. Wonderful rounded smooth body and great depth and character. The best beer I have ever tasted.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2007
I like this even more than the othe one they did. Vanila and slik. Highly recommended. I’ve never seen it in shops. I got this at my local beer festival a couple of weeks ago. I’m not sure whether its beer, wine or whisky or all three?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Bought from Website Beautiful. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose, Nice balance of cofee, cholcolate, oak and vanilla. Also hints of blackberries and even rasperries in the mouth. Very complex and smooth and strong! 10%abv. Superb British beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 bottle at blackfriars- this was a bit of heaven, poured like used engine oil. smell of whiskey is prevelant some vanilla and chocolate. tastes like some sort of chocolate rum cake. the whiskey is a bit overpowering, but in the best way possible. by far the best beer I’ve had in all of scotland. it is the kind of beer you treat yourself to once every three months.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3853) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle in Glasgow, as well as on draught at Blackfriars. Pitch black colour. I love beers like these, where the barrel, and what comes from it, does not take over. Mellow whiskey and vanilla notes in aroma. Sweet, dark maltiness, yet on the soft side with bit of smoke. The 10% abv is nicely masked(for those of us who had just 1 pint). Good soft sweetness. Bit salty behind. Here, the InverGordon cask gave this beer that perfect additions from the cask

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
Amazing Impy stout. Notes of scotch, tannins, smoke, peat, coffee, chocolate - god this is complex! Pours dark with beige head. Flavor is all like the nose. Perfect Impy Stout IMO. I haven’t had one with this complexity since BA Rasputin. Amazing beer.

   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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of fiulijn - clear black coloured with a poor remianing foam; slightly roasted and smokey, aroma of pralines, wood and vanilla; oily, creamy mouthfeel and a robust malt body; solidly bitter; long aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla - very rich and robust

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gnoff (9594) - 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fukito (1022) - Santiago, CHILE - 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.

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