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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
leaparsons (9837) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Near black with a beige foam. Aromas are raisins and marzipan with damsons and herbal notes. Dark chocolate with strong yet mellow whisky barrel. Smoked ham with floral aspects and mixed spices. Lightly roasted coffee with toffee. Flavours are sweet, plummy fruit with marzipan alcohol and fudge. Roast coffee with toffee and raisins. Peppery with earthy notes and lemon. Spicy with obvious yet warming alcohol. Damned good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Keg at Brewdog. Black pour, thin head. Definite vanilla ice cream, raisins, softest BBQ smoke nose. Fairly sweet (much much sweeter than the old Arran batch), rum ’n’ raisins, soft smoke, white chocolate, warm booze and a hint of roast on the finish. Medium oily body, soft carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Leeds. Pours a pitch black, small mocha head that fades. Aroma is vanilla/oak/whisky, some raisin, peat/smoke, hot chocolate. Taste is good too and a bit more complex - rum-soaked raisins, vanilla, pray, smoke, some slight coffee. Medium-full body, lovely lingering bitterness. It is good, but I dunno, it seems to be missing something, probably the complexity I’d expect from a 15% imperial stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
Tap at BrewDog Camden. Pours black with a small lightly tanned ring for a head. Nose shows heavy, sweet white chocolate, light whisky, heavy vanilla, raisins. Definitely for the sweet tooths out there. Taste is white chocolate covered almonds and raisins. Very sweet and chocolatey with dark fruits and light nutty tones. Booze is hidden nicely. Bitter sweet finish. Lengthy. Really good stuff

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bygers (1149) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle 0,33l. Black with tan heads that disappears quite quickly and leaves a beautiful brown lacing. Raisins, alcohol and brown sugar. In the mouth reasonably balanced, with taste of raisins, brown sugar, whiskey and an after taste of orange peel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Black beer with a tanned head. Chocolate, vanilla, dried dark fruits, licorice, caramell aroma with sime whiskey notes. Chocolate, vanilla licorice, dark dried fruits flavour. A lovely beer :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thelynchfella (199) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 1, 2013
poured black with a quickly disappearing chocolate brown head. Very sweet malty aroma with liquorice, chocolate, and whisky. Tastes sweet, and smokey, with chocolate, raisin, liquorice, whisky flavours. Nice and full flavoured. One of my fav whisky aged imperial stouts

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoringBard (139) - NORWAY - MAY 31, 2013
Sweet aroma of peated alcohol. Dark brown. Sweet thick peated and burnt flavour. No head, little carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18187) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle. Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate aroma, vanilla, licorice, toffee, caramel, roasted, some cocoa, woody, biscuits, some soot, raisins, whisky notes. Roasted flavor, prunes, raisins, cream, whisky, hay, chocolate, toffee, caramel, peat, warming alcohol, biscuits, licorice, vinous, tar, some woody notes. Roasted chocolate and prune finish with alcohol and woody whisky notes. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vells (1607) - Rîga, Latvija, LATVIA - MAY 25, 2013
Clear deep dark brown with medium fast disappearing head. Some lacing Aroma.. intense roasted malts, chocolate, licorice, raisins, whiskey, bit smoked Sweet with some bitterness. Very interesting, enjoyable warming brew. Liked a lot

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