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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller and Friends, Stefansgade. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, heavy peat, wood, medicine, asperin. Flavor is tart, light sweet, malts, l coffee, heavy peat, iodine, heavy booze. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, tart finish with lots of hot alcohol. Very boozy and not pleasant. 300415

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lambister (441) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
33 cl bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. Just perfect nose with lots of roasted coffeee and whisky barrel with notes liqorice. Super smooth rich palata with loads of nutty, black coffee like flavors. Just perfectly balanced and long pleasure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from cave a bulles, paris. Black color, brown head. Aroma has whiskey notes, coffee, roasty, wood. Full roasty body, whiskey, smokey, barrels, licorice. Excellent deep flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (958) - Genova, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Assaggio da bottiglia 33cl. Nera con poca schiuma. Alcolica, affumicata, secca, si perde un po di tostato nel passaggio in botte ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, whiskey, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Hides the 15% well. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
33cl bottle @ Steampunk Bar. If I didn’t know it, i would never have guessed the ABV on this one. Oily, sweet, chocolaty. Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leepe_steven (205) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Pours an opaque black beer with little to no brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some notes if the whiskey barrels. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate bitterness some slight coffee notes. Alcohol almost not noticeable for a 15% beer. Coats your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (2760) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, light chocolate, wood, alcohol, vanilla, light wineous - fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic like the aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft to flat carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (595) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 23, 2015
330 ml from Crazy Rabbits Craft Beer, Chania Greece. Black color with a thin brown head on top. Aroma of smoke, oak, barrel, alcohol, hints of vanilla, and maybe some berries. Taste follows perfectly the aroma, with barrel, vanilla, some bourbon and smoke notes, some alcohol. Aftertaste is medium long and sweet. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy_Luke (1233) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Z okazji Dnia Świętego Patryka postanowiłem otworzyć długo czekającego na swoją kolej Paradoxa! Jest to Imperial Stout leżakowany w beczkach po whisky z regionu Islay. Czarne, oleiste, z niewielką, ulotną, beżową pianą. Aromat mocno czekoladowy. Do tego nieco rodzynek i zapach kojarzący się z whisky. W smaku przyjemne rozgrzewanie. Alkohol mimo, iż jest go dużo, nie jest natarczywy, absolutnie nie przeszkadza. Whisky bardziej wyraźne niż w aromacie. Czekolada i ciemne owoce uderzają coraz intensywniej w miarę ogrzewania piwa. Świetne, ciekawe piwo. Na spokojny wieczór, do picia bez pośpiechu, gdyż każdy łyk to niepowtarzalne doznania!

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