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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

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


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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1462) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (6726) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (5752) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (17532) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
martjoobolut (3002) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvaCandido (73) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 15, 2015
Whisky barrels, vanilla, cinnamon in taste. Black coffee and green liquorice in aroma. slight bitterness. Deep in colour, creamy and brown the foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fdemmer (51) - - JUL 12, 2015
had the bottle for over a year, it expired 4 months ago... finally tasting: black. fine brownish foam. malty, molasses smell, maybe hint of licorice. very sweet taste. caramel, buttery taste at first. fine perlage lightens up. over time dark chocolate taste develops, spirit carries cherry. slight roast aromas as sweetness subsides. strong alcohol/spirit mouth feel. maybe it got even better with the extra bottle time...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervator (16) - CHILE - JUL 1, 2015
Loving Brew Dog. This Paradox Isle of Arran in a 330ml bottle was not what I expected. A very bold creation, strong, very high alcohol rate. Its a totally super strong imperial stout, a strong coffee flavour, toasted, earthy, but most of all, very salty! They taste of soy bean sauce could not get out of my mind. I tryed to get rid off it but could not. It is super strong. Its a complex beer. Not what I was looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 23, 2015
[4/30/15] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Chocolate, coconut, fruitiness, boozy, sweet.

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