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BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 007)

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


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43888) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown and with a lacing light brown head. Light chocolate and smooth vanilla aroma. Flavour is sweet and with a light alcohol note and a mild spiced flavour too. Ends slight spiced and with a solid bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34320) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2008
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin bubbly brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of whiskey, wood, alcohol, and roasted malt, as well as some chocolate. The flavor is hard roasted with some sweetness and strong notes of alcohol, biting the tip of the tongue, as well as some pretty strong notes of whiskey and grain, and medium notes of caramel, roasted malt, and wood, leading to a dry woody finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear brown coloured with a small beige ehad. Sweet aroma of dried fruits, vanilla and wood with roasted notes and notes of whisky. Sweet and roasted flavour of dried fruits, vanilla and wood with notes of whisky and hops. Roasted and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Bottled (from Ölkonsortiet, Aalborg). Very deep amber, close to black, colour, not that much head. Aroma is vanilla, malts, mild roast, toffee and quite much licorice. Flavour is lots of wood and vanilla along with lots of licorice and caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Myrup. Clear, warm dark brown with a reddish hue and a creamy, beige head that leaves some lacing. Sweetish vanilla aroma with a whiff of oak. Medium-bodied with sweetish, hard roasted malt plus very pleasant notes of vanilla, oak and bourbon. A little low in carbonation. Very soft, smooth and rounded with a subdued bitternes. Yum. 291107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
15th July 2009
Opaque black stout. Short lived tan head. Soft palate.Smooth rich dark malt, not dry or bitter. Minerals in the light whisky. Found this similar to batch 002 but lighter and minus the mild vanilla wood. Minerally finish with a little aniseed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21581) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 4, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2012 Bottle at home with Fukito ... side by side with batch 02 ... deep red black ... slightly smokey rich fruity malt ... rich deep fruity malt .... good roast but not burnt in background ... whiskey spirit is more present here than in 02 and while this is not rough it does have an edge, Bottle at home ... at the Brewdog vintage tasting ... soft light roast malts ... soft chocolate malt ... dark fruits ... berry fruits nose... dark dark malts .. sweet roast ... light whisky ... really really nice ... soft mellow fruits ... deep berries ... soft roast ... this is great probably better than it was originally 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
Paradox parallel tasting
Black color, nice head, but not persistent; I expected a bottle conditioned beer, but this one is filtered. The aroma is very nice, delicate, of Bourbon vanilla and some caramel. The mouthfeel is quite smooth, almost creamy, at all not thick as an American Imperial Stout, lean I would say; there is a quite strong dark chocolate flavor, well corrected by the strong Bourbon vanilla; balanced all the way to the final, when the roastiness heads up, and with a minimum alcohol perception (maybe more alcohol than the others, also because of the less sweetness). Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16771) - 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.

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