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BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 007)

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Special.
NOTE: Marked batch 007 on the bottle label. Matured in a Carsebridge 1963 cask although this is not detailed on the label.
This bottle containes our Imperial Stout which has been matured in specially selected Scottish Grain whisky casks resulting in a complex vanilla overload and a unique whisky and beer fusion.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
Aros Ølfest, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 241008. Dark brown with off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee, whisky and hop spices. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla and a touch of smoke.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2008
Bottle from cgarvieuk. Deep dark brown color. Chooalte, toffee and a hint of oak in the aroma. Chocolate, toffee, vanilla, oak and a touch of warming alcohol in the flavor. Full bodied, warming and very tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
Bottle 33cl @ home.
Clear dark black color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, burnt, caramel, smoke, whisky - moderate to light heavy vanilla. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long to average duration. Sweetness is vanilla sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (090708)

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henrikb (1258) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2008
Black body, beige head; Incredible nose, super smooth with very fitting alcohol sharpness; A little to whiskey sharp body, bitter and slightly sweet; Alcohol in finish mixed with very smooth whiskey aromas. Not perfectly composed or balanced, but super interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Batch 007 BB 3/12/08. Poured a dark brown color with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of oak, wood, vanilla, light whiskey, and some earthiness. Tastes of wood, vanilla, whiskey, light peat, caramel, and some dark fruits.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6309) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle. Dark brown almost black colour with a medium beige head. I sense vanilla and oak besides from the expected roasted malt, chocolate and liqorice. Some port in nose as well. Flavour is dakr roasty malts and the sweetness from a whisky cask. Very long roasty finish of vanilla and oak. Very interesting brew.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 6, 2008
Smooth beer with vanilla and whisky flavors finishing to a nice oaky dry roasted finnish. Admirably balanced near perfect marriage of beer and whiskey, the aroma promises a lot and the taste manages to top it. I love this stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5812) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 A big thanks to Andrew for sending this beer a few months ago from Scotland. Pours a clear black with a tiny head. The aroma is rich oak and whisky notes, some vanilla too. The taste is very smooth; very noticeable cask aging, a nice sweet whisky flavor, some vanilla and light coffee, a small peat aspect too. Very nice, understated and refined.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5547) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
Bottled. Black with a medium, off-white head. Burnt and slightly metallic aroma with some macerel. Wood, oak, licorice, coffee and chocolate in the flavour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Courtesy of Magic_Dave. The aroma is foremost whisky accented, but chocolate, vanilla, toasted and roasted malt and a very mild smoky note are also present. The body is mostly black, but there are dark ruby highlights. There is little head to speak of. The flavor starts with the whisky then goes chocolate followed by vanilla, mild hints of oak, some almost brown ale nutty notes and even hints of caramel. Tastes pretty nice and I can see that is where the buzz comes from on Brewdog beers. However it seems a bit thin and under carbonated, at least for my personal tastes and that has an effect on my enjoyment of the beer.


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