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BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 007)

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

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RATINGS: 111   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.


3.7
   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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeertourist (4901) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle. Almost black with a small light brown froth. Great complex aroma promising vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. Vanilla flavours dominate, adding on chocolate, roast plays second fiddle. Do I taste a hint of orange as well? Smooth and full-bodied. Simply wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skortila (4619) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2008
Bottled. Aroma has peat, chocolate, licorice, roast. Dark black coloured with a beige head. Taste is a bit sweet with bitterness. It has a whisky peated woody touch with chocolatebitterness, roast and some licorice. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2008
Lot’s of nose here. Coffee, vanilla, oak, malt, honey and a touch of smoke. Appearence is stout-dark dominant, with a ring of whisky on the lip! The aging really did suck something out of the grain casks. Flavour misses the mark. I have tried pale beers that work much better with oak and whisky, but the force of a good stout is an overload. There is just too much going on here and all of it fails to work with each other. The stout comes on strong at first with deep chocolate riches, but then battles with a clash of grain mid-palate. Then the old oak tries to get in on the action but is pushed to the back. No teamwork here unfortunately, save for a pleasing whisky linger in the throat.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10771) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Light sweet moderate bitter flavor. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5316) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2008
Bottled, bought in Vejle. Dark black color, short brown head. Aroma of dark chocolat, some licorice, hint of whisky and peat. Nice dark roasted taste, bitter chocolat. Nice stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FrankJohansen (3604) - Sabro, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Bllack colour with a small creamy head and some lacing. Rich aorm and taste of port, chocolate nad licorice. Very good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
Bottle. Medium head with medium duration. Color is black, Aroma and taste are sweet roast malt, chocolate and licorice. Biotter sugary finish.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2008
Pours black with an edge of brown or ruby where the light gets in. Moderate light brown head, some retention. Stunning aroma of vanilla, raisins, plums, dark berries, burnt sugar, wood, and Christmas pudding. I could quite happily sit here and smell this for days. Very sweet flavour that quite represents the aroma but with the suggestion of chocolate and port. Mouthfeel is ridiculously smooth with low carbonation. Absolutely wonderful. I need more of this, and I need it now.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2008
Pours an opaque black with beige head. Aroma is burnt fruit, vanilla. Port/wine like. Sweet, strong vanilla. Thick body. Too sweet to drink alot of but a fine sipping beer.


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