RateBeer
Home >

BrewDog Paradox Islay (Batch 004) Anniversary Edition

 (RETIRED)
BrewDog Paradox Islay (Batch 004) Anniversary Edition
     click to upload
overall
97
64
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
BrewDog Anniversary Paradox bottled on the 28th April 2008. Only 200 bottles were produced. This was the first batch of beer that BrewDog ever made, it was aged for 12 months in a single Bowmore 1968 cask. It comes with a specially designed and hand printed label, by Johanna Basford. Designer Johanna Basford thinks, "each bottle is a little work of art in its own right". Enjoy yours.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (7455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle (at long last!) at Aberdeen BD tasting Xmas 2013. It pours opaque, near black with a small bubbly tan head. The nose is bitter-sweet, soft roast, earth, sweet whisky, wood, cocoa, tangy dark fruits and light oxidise notes. The taste is rich roast, big whisky character (more so that most of the other Paradoxes), wood, earth, light smoked peat, salted caramel, chocolate, marshmallow/nougat element to it, fruit cake and some umami notes with smooth, bitter-sweet finish. Medium-full body and soft carbonation. All comes together really rather well. Good depth, yet well balanced and rather drinkable. Worth the wait.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2755) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2013
Bottled. Pours opaque Black with a mall, lacing tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, wood, mild whiskey, smoke, chocolate and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft to flat carb. A nice impy.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
26th April 2010
Opaque black beer. Frothy tan head. Sweet tangy whisky nose. Light dry palate. Dark malt base launches a fruity tangy whisky which then mellows out and becomes a little smoky. Finishes light with more fruity whisky. Aftertaste of chocolate and lightly smoky whisky. Had my doubts about the cost of this beer but my outlay has been rewarded by the best of the Paradox beers.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2012
rbesg08, bottle courtesy of magic dave. dark brown to the point of blackness with a medium brown head; big aroma of musk perfume, moss, kelp and prune juice; salty with light caramel whisky notes, sour cream, wooden floorboards and a dry, tasty finish. great stuff

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle at ChrisO’s pre-GBBF tasting, 1st Aug 09. Very near black body with a tan head. Ultra-intense whisky cask aroma. Taste is equally extreme - from the very first moment it hits your tongue the whisky notes jump all over you like a schoolyard "bundle"! Simply too much for me, even as a sipping beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear medium to dark black color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty, roasted, caramel, chocolate, smoke - peat, woody. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.
Firstly thanks to Greg Koch for opening and Ang for making sure I drained my glass and got some. Typical Paradox looks so an easy four. Much more sweet and fruity than the other versions I have had. Peat, smoke, chocolate, seaweed, oak etc. are a given. Palate is stunning as usual too. Exceptional all round. Hooray for BrewDog.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29851) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled at RBESG 2008. A hazy dark brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of smoke and whiskey. The flavor is very sweet with extreme amounts of whiskey and smoke, the alcohol plays on the tongue before the burnt woody finish sets in.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (5685) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2009
Bottle, 126 / 200. Pours almost black, with a thin tan head, diminishes fast. Strong whisky aroma, smoke and roasted malt.Tasting department on the sweet side, with wood, tar and spices.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2009
Big thanx to joergen for sharing this special beer. Black colour with a dense tan head. malty, roasted and light smokey aroma with notes of fruit, chocolate and alcohol. malty, light coffee bitter flavor with notes of fruit and wood.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50