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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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.


4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Pyrmir (3369) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4647) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (903) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2012
Keg at brewdog Manchester, 10th December 2012, nice aroma, taste you get some whiskey, good imperial stout, not as complex as some others, the alcohol is well hidden

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1793) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Black color, brown head. Strong, malty taste with salted liquorice, oak, peat, raisins, toffee, coffee and alcohol. Roasty finish with peat. Excellent imperial stout, especially if you prefer peaty Islay whisky. Could be even better with aging.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 6, 2012
black as expected. Aroma is quite sweet, port, dried fruits, little wood and alcohol. Soft carbonation, oily body, Taste is just great, great balance. Roastiness, Coffee, chocolate, sweet vanilla and some oak (but definetly not as woody as JURA version).. Alcohol kick in the end, but more as a heat than taste. Pretty damn nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (6932) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Camden. It pours pitch black with a small dark tan head. The nose is whisky, toffee, honeycomb, butterscotch, currant, fig, prune, berry, christmas cake and bubblegum. The taste is rich roasted malt, jammy dark fruit, berry, currant, raisin, vanilla, chirstmas cake, coffee, whisky, wood, liquorice and treacle with a long warming finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Big and ballsy. Flavoursome and well balanced. Definitely one of BrewDog’s best of recent times. A great winter warmer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
On tap at Brewdog Camden. It pours a deep black colour with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is sweet and bold: coffee, dried fruits, porto wine, booze, chocolate fudge. Taste is sweet with porto, red fruits, liquor notes, dark chocolate. Body is full with soft carbonation. Definitely a sipper, and a quality one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (11123) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Keg at BrewDog Camden, London. Pours black with a small, beige cream cap. Rich dark malt nose, lots of chocolate, dark sugars, licorice, raisins, vanilla. Big sweet flavor, lots of dark sugars up front, currants, raisins, then some mellow bitterness, burnt wood, a bit of earth. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warm finish, though not as hot as you might expect, lots of dark fruits, preserves, raisins, prunes, some sugary chocolate, cherry cordials, marzipan, light charred malts. Great stuff. Drinks exceptionally well for the strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frenger (367) - Derby, Alabama, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2012
Off keg at brewdog nottingham. Awesome, I remember the old arran, it seemed thicker but less flavoursome. This is ace. High five.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (4538) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
Black colour with a tan head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Balanced sweetness and light fruity. I had one rich IPA just before this one. So I think there was some hopps left in my mouth. Anyway a perfect combination. Full body with a fine chocolate and licorice flavour. Not that heavy alcohol taste either.
[On tap at BrewDog pub in Glasgow, Scotland]


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