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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (1018) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
33cl. Bottle. Poors black with tiny dark head. Aroma alcohol, vanilla, whisky, cinnamon, coffee. Taste heavy sweet, some coffee bitter and warming alcohol. Mouth-feel oily. Awesome stout, love the whisky it’s just fine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, batch #306, enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, thin tanned head with nice lacings. Smells of oak, whisky, booze, wanilla and some malts. Taste is heavy sweet, , distinct liquorice flavors and caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and oak in the back. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied. Heavy bitter finish. This is a very good Paradox. A bit better than the Jura and the former Arran i would say. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1506) - SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
Pours dark dark with no head Wonderxul aromas of vanilla, figs, dades, eaisins, hints of whisky cask. Overwhelming alcohol fumes. Nice bitter sweet taste of coffee, dark chocolate, intense brown sugar. Very nice!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (1643) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
Aroma: Smelling of molasses and grain, dark dry dates, dark chocolate, wild honey and fudge.
Appearance: A black and brown beer. A light tan head with some lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting dark toasted bread, sweet dried figs, sweet and bitter chocolate.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft and oily texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Really good dessert.
Note: Bottle 330 ml, batch 306. Reviewed 2013-02-15.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Furseth (1996) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle: Black colour, with a big brown head. Aroma is dominateds of caramelly,raisins,,smokey,coffee and portviny, and barrel/woody. Flavor had a fantastic mix of vanilla,coffee,raisins,woody,and portviny and dark choclate. Big body, and a long fruity mixed finish! Complex and nice!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barnabeermane (43) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
Prencia negra, con corona escasa aunque densa y persistente.Aroma licoroso, madera, cafe. En boca alcoholica de principio a fin, con notas de ligeras de cafe y final seco y amargo.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
Black, no head; aroma is sweet, like marmite - in fact this smells like a box of twiglets, with added cocoa and vanilla; flavour is big malty sweetness, burnt sugar, with vanilla and booze-soaked red berries, cherries and raisins; spicy and with a whiskyish alcohol burn; thick, oily; undoubtedly good, but - like the Moor Fusion I recently tried - the burn takes a bit of getting used to and I’m not sure I’m quite there yet; still, a very pleasant way to while away a Friday evening.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2439) - SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2013
@ Basunen: Mycket trevlig doft med tydlig lakrits. Smaken är dock liten besvikelse. Den är ganska len på gränsen till tunn. Söt och kladdig. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjoxen (173) - SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
Pours black with brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malt, wet leather and some vanilla. Taste is quite sweet of dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. Alcohol is very well hidden. In the finish you feel some whisky and a warming feeling of alcohol. This is a very good imperial stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
Medium brown head. Opaque black body. Resiny toffee and milk chocolate aroma with earthy mouldy notes. Dry-sweet alcoholic honey resiny earthy taste with burnt milk chocolate, sherry and whisky notes. Full-bodied. Sharpish, powdery mouthfeel with some heat. Dry earthy cocoa and honey aftertaste with alcoholic resiny notes. Interesting, powerful, and fairly harmonic, but ultimately a bit too powerful. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly web order.)


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