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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.


onystrom's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1318) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, - JAN 2, 2012
Dark reddish color with very small head. Licorice aroma. Very rich flavored licorice porter. From my Backlog.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer4000 (4440) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2008. Dark brown, close to black body with a small beige head. Aroma gives an impression of sweet malt, roast, coffee and whisky. Flavor has sweet, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and whisky. Fine body and smooth aftertaste. Very nice but there is a few even more complex whisky oaked imps from Brewdog out there.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
Who knows how to get all of them. NIce aroma but too much features, a little bit satured. NIce foam and taste, Very good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (6719) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle from trade with thewolf. It pours very dark brown (near black), with a small, bubbly white head. The nose is toasted coconut, whisky, treacle, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, meat, coffee, alcohol warmth, charcoal, wood, whisky, toasted coconut, vanilla and decent bitterness, with a warming, dry-roasted finish. Full body, low carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. This has held up well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. A big whiskey aroma with a little iodine, honey, vanilla, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with very prominent vanilla. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Superb!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (14768) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
reebtogi (4151) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours black in color with a small beige head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is peaty smoke with roasted barley and hints of whiskey and alcohol. Taste is peaty smoke with roasted grain bitterness and some malty sweetness and a mild hop bitterness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. A tasty imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2011
Thnx cgarvieuk! Black colored, brown head. Vanille and smooth, sweet whiskey in the aroma. Flavor has the same features, smooth and pleasant. Silky.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle @ Joes, thnx for sharing. Note: Best Before 31-12-2008. Very dark brown, almost black but a slight deep dark red, almost purple glow coming through. Small lacing, no head. Smell whisky, wine, wood. Taste wood. Low carbo (probably due to the ’long overdate’), smooth texture, low to medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6004) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
In short: Thick oily bourbon barrels juice and slightly smoked peat
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed when probably about 2 years of age. Sent to me by Vertical Bacon Strip, thanks Jeff
The look: Black body with a few big bubbles acting as a head (despite a violent pour)
In long: The not-so-intense nose is mostly bourbon barrels and peat notes. Taste is bourbon barrels juice, smoked peat soaked in black coffee and some tar. Alcohol is a bit apparent. This one didn’t have much of the usual vanilla that comes with bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout. The barrels and smoked peat are so overwhelming that the beer doesn’t feel sweet at all, which is a good thing. Carbonation is too soft and the beer has a motor oil mouthfeel. This was a good beer. And here’s another good paradox: I think you should not agree with me. Do you agree?


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