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BrewDog Paradox Islay (Batch 009)

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


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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle; Special.
NOTE: Marked batch 009 on the bottle label. Matured in an Ardbeg cask although this is not detailed on the label.
This Imperial Stout has been matured in specially selected Islay Malt Whisky casks.
This aging process infuses into the beer all the threatening smoke, the encapsulating peat, the Atlantic essence and raw power of Scotland’s most distinctive Whiskies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexsdad06 (9121) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
12 oz bottle from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a thin tan head. The aroma and flavor have big peaty scotch whiskey, ash, wood, hints of beer creep in from time to time with roasted malt and dark chocolate, but not often. Not the biggest fan of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10855) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet, medicinal, light chocolate, dry, peaty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Darkest brown, neat ringed beige head. Welcoming cough medicine, oaky and dried out dark fruit. Dank sweetness, softened up over the years but gritty charcoal peated burnt bread. Much more barrel than beer - barky, soft earthy TCP. Morphs into a sweet, dark fruit and light tobacco. Soft damson grilled finish. Tidy, and sweeter than this time last year.

Bottle, Cheers CAGarvieuk, from the Brewdog vaults, April Not The Fools Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanfolty (2408) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
March 9, 2014 - bottle from Blue Max. Black pour with limited head and spotty lacing. Aroma was chocolate, roast and smoke. Taste was consistent with aroma, but also had a touch of spice. Medium to full bodied, smooth and splash of alcohol in finish. Batch 009.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1415) - - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle. Strong, peaty aroma with a hint of booze. Pours black with very little head and no lacing. Very peaty, smoky like an islay scotch with a smooth, slightly boozy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (12707) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle, many thanks to CGarvie for this old BD. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. It pours very dark brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, TCP, medicinal, brown sugar, wood and caramel. The taste is roasty, peat, smoke, earth, toast, light alcohol, brown sugar, medicinal notes and spice with a very dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Smooth and full of great Islay whisky character. Has held-up well. Tasty stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
Bottle, thanks Craig. Dark brown with little head. Lots of peaty smoke, some wood in the aroma. Taste is hugely peaty smoke, wood, chocolate. Quite barel dominated. Little sweet and bitter finish. Bit too peaty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
wood bone dry penetrating islay barrel some light brown edging in the glass. band aid, medicinal peat peat peat peat peat. Nice. Very very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JAN 15, 2013
Black colour. Whisky peaty aroma. Taste of whisky, peat, chocolate and dark malts. Sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Black with a short lived fizzy tan head. Sweet chocolate and smokey peaty scotch aroma. Tastes of scotch, peat, mild smoke, burnt grain, and chocolate. Very good.

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