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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

 (RETIRED)
overall
100
95
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 210   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Paradox Isle of Arran = Stout Aged in Isle of Arran Whisky Barrels - This Imperial stout has been matured in specially selected Islay Malt Whisky Casks. The 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2016
Second tick on the same beer, just a different ABV. Both retah’rd. Don’t matter, got ticked. Count it. Black as hell with minimal head. Aroma is balanced but doesn’t pussyfoot around with the scotch. It’s there in its peaty, smoky, malty glory. Bitter dark 90% cacao content, sugar, roast, molasses. Medium sweet flavor, big and heavy, scotchy, hot. Full bodied with low carbonation, good heat. Intense, but what did you expect, an effing adjunk lager? GTFO clown.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7683) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted, vinous nose with notes of black rye bread, soy sauce, honey, black coffee, tar, hints of smoke and a touch of whisky or dark rum. Malty, roasted taste with soy sauce, smoke, black rye bread, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar and a vinous finish with warming notes of whisky and a balanced roasty bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Powerful and quite boozy, still really tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (481) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
Batch 306? - Best before 28/09/2022 aperta il 22 Gennaio 2016. Rossa scurissima, praticamente nera, schiuma nocciola che, visti i 15º, risulta di buona persistenza. Aroma di whisky, amarene sotto spirito, uva passa, toffee, zucchero di canna grezzo, liquirizia, cioccolato fondente, leggero caffè tostato, vaniglia, leggera cannella, liquorosa, ricorda un dolce natalizio tanto è "grassa". Al palato liquorosa, amarene sotto spirito, whisky, toffee e cioccolato fondente che permane nella sua coda, prevalentemente dolce, mista a caffè tostato, toffee, liquirizia, uva passa ed amaro erbaceo misto a note legnose, il tutto arricchito da una elegante nota etilica. Bevuta decisamente notevole, corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa, opulenta.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (803) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Nera, avvolgente, liquorosa, cioccolatosa, fruttata, dolciastra, rotonda, intensa con note di malto, vaniglia, alcool e liquirizia... Imperial stout ricca e "cicciona" che non si dimentica!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1104) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Pours a very dark, creamy beer, with very little foam that disappears almost instantly. Smells of cocoa and dark chocolate. Sweet taste of chocolate and a slight hint of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6193) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours cloudy mahogany, minimal head, minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, barrel. Shockingly little peat given the barrels used. Flavor is Medium sweet, light bitter, rich. Medium body, some heat.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5229) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle shared by Michael. Pours sticky black with small to medium head. Notes were Soy and malty barrel, chocolate, and sweet grain. Easy going for the pct I guess. Not my thing, but a small glass of this on a cold night would be enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Black beer with whisky and wood aroma very present but easier to drink than expected for its 15% vol. The head brown and disappears leaving a good brown lacing. Good Imperial Stout from my "neighbours" in this my first day here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (15974) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2015
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and light whisky. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily. Surprisingly harmonious for a whisky barrel aged impy from Brewdog. 30815

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (2620) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Nice sweet imperial stout, with dark chocolate, roast and noticeable whisky character.


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