Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1345) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 29, 2013
Ezer köszönet Armando629! Sűrű és fekete, mint tustinta, habja pedig sárgásbarna, vékony mint egy ostya és olyan hamar el is olvad. Illata orrba vág, meggylikőrös, whiskys, tőzegfüstös, fűszeres, fekete csokoládés, latakiás és van benne egy kis ázott avar is. A szánkban is ezek az ízek kergetik egymást, sűrűn váltva, minden rendszer nélkül, megtetézve vaníliával, dohányfüsttel, más fűszerekkel, komlóval, sommal és sok, melengető alkohollal. Sűrű és olajos teste van, néhány apró buborékkal megtámogatva. Utóíze édes, kicsit csíp, fásan keserű és kissé fanyar. Van ebben minden, mint a kínai boltban! Általában a kiegyensúlyozott söröket kedvelem igazán, de ebben megfogott a káosz! Brutális!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tinco (572) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
Black with a nice mocha head. Aroma is: Dark fruits, sugars, whisky, slightly smoky, dark chocolate, vanilla,. Taste is rich with sweet dark fruits, oak, vanilla, booze, roasty. Full oily mouthfeel with a nice smooth velvety feel. Alcohol is well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Yorker (1338) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2013
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a dark tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, and booze. Flavour is dark chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, and some warming alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SaintMatty (5518) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2013
330ml Bottle - Dark brown with red tinges. Dried fruit, malt, chocolate and whisky in the aroma. Rich, roasted, warming and fruity taste with hints of dried fruit, chocolate and warming whisky notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (2009) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Draft at Gingerman pour has a dark black color and a covering of brown head. Aroma has light peat, barrel wood, sweet dark fruit, mild oxidation, and malt. Mouth feel is medium with some oil and average carbonation. Flavor gets into the barrel flavors, light peat, chocolate, mild bitterness, and little alcohol for such a big beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2415) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 19, 2013
0,33 l bottle, online store.
Poured black with a small tan head. Strong aroma with cherries, alcohol, burnt wood, ash and dead fallen leaves, fruits aínd caramel. Strong oily body with dark chocolate, cherries and smoke, ash and grains, berries and oak. Wonderfull device from a mo........ing chaos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tommann (2850) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a small head. Aroma is soft whisky, burnt malt and green apples. Taste is sweet throughout and has green apples and chocolate to start. Heavy alcohol finish with whisky on the aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Butty (87) - SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2012
From the bottle. Pours dark, head soon goes. Considerably friskier than its 10% cousin. The same aromas and huge flavours predominate, but this mix comes across smoother to me with quite a lot of dark chocolate. Perhaps a little light in body for such a strong beer, but maybe that’s a good thing. Excellent, but their other Arran and Jura Paradox brews are better.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (3529) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 330 ml bottle. Aroma very sweet, full, roasted, smoked peat and wood. Tastes very sweet, round. Almost oily texture with sharp finish. Smoother than the Jura edition

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4920) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Keg @ Brewdog Manchester. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is rich peat, fruity dark chocolate, woody barrel sweetness, some salted berry. The taste is salty sweet wood, mild warming peat, toasted wood, earthy ash. Bitter chocolate-dipped dark fruits. Hot runny vanilla on the finish. Moderately boozy, but not oppressively so. Full, chewy body, viscous. Overall, quite nice.

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