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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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
thebeertourist (5187) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Black oily pour with a slow-to-rise thin brown cap. Rich aromas of peaty scotch, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Oily silky palate, burnt malt with scotch-kissed dark chocolate and a hint of anise. Sweet and heavy, an oaky feel to it, with a pleasing bitter finish. Outstanding, and certainly the best beer I’ve tasted to utilize the whiskey-and-beer marriage concept, perfectly balanced in my opinion.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2007
Bottle. A black beer with a big beige head. Plesant mild aroma of vanilla, wood and whisky, light roasted. The taste is light sweet, roasted malt, bread, vanilla, wood and whisky. Medium to full body with a dry light bitter finish.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 18, 2008
Bottle. Dark rich black with a brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is full of vanilla notes and caramel with obvious malt with some moderate toasting. Mouth is overwhelmingly vanilla and saltyness with plenty of maltiness and not a hint of alcohol. Seaweed. Finishes like tortilla chips with salt and a lasting vanilla. Brilliant, if the salty tones are more prominent here

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
33 cl bottle. Black color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and whisky. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, whisky. Sweet. Balanced and complex imperial stout!

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2008 The aroma has a lot of whiskey but it’s mixed with oak, vanilla and smoke. The flavor is very complex, it has notes whiskey notes, with smoke and oak, but also a bitternes. There is also a warmth from the alcohol, but it’s well-hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - APR 21, 2008
scura poca schiuma ma piuttosto peristente sentori tostati cioccolato in bocca morbido un po legno tostato malto vaniglia leggera buon corpo

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