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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 159   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - MAR 15, 2014
Black brown pour with very thin tan head. Aroma is soy sauce and raisins like some imperial stouts. Taste isn't quite as soy-raisin as aroma. Some bitterness, sweetness, and lots of booziness. Big, and not as raisiny as others, but not something I'd try again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1035) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2014
330 ml bottle at home. Pours deep deep black with a quickly dissipating beige head. Aromaof cherry oak whisky, raisins, soy sauce, maple syrup and coffee beans with bits of vanilla seeds. Medium body with a nice roaty touch, alcohol fairly present and with a nice bitter finish. Taste of drak chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. Decent but a bit too much.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3781) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big peat, iodine, chocolate, roast, liquorice etc. Flavour is roasty liquorice peat, some malty notes, chocolate and whiskey. nice one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (634) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 10, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, couleur noire foncée et aucune mousse, Au nez on ressent des notes grillées et vanille, en bouche grosse attaque sur le café, qui dur trčs longtemps et une fin de bouche alcooleuse..

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (754) - - MAR 2, 2014
Anche piů buona della Jura. Il torbato intenso e seducente del whisky scozzese celebra un matrimonio divino con la dolcezza delle note di cioccolato, caramello, melassa, ammorbidendo la presenza alcolica rilevante senza alterare l’equilibrio di questo nettare che trascende la concezione piů ortodossa del fare birra. Stupenda!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Vinspecialisten H.J.Hansen, Ĺlborg
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, caramel, brown sugar, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet ad light to medium bitter with a long warm, roasted and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13350) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2014 Bottle, at Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Almost black, topped by a small dense, light tan colored head. Molasses, coffee, some chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma. Alcohol too. It’s pretty warming on the palate, full bodied and soft. Caramel, coffee, dark chocolate, molasses and alcohol in the flavor, some roasted kind of bitterness. Lasting finish. A pleasant one indeed, tasteful too, but so warming it’s probably best for sharing. 140228

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
zenonn (34) - - FEB 25, 2014
Igen komoly sör, szinte mintha egy pohár gépolaj lenne, olyan sűrű és fekete, valamicske kis barnás habkrémmel a tetején. Az illata és íze erősen malátás, likőrös, whiskys, kis vaniliával, tán karamellel is, no meg kávéval és pörkölt keserűséggel. Szeretni való imperial stout, bár nem pintes pohárba való.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a very dark brown, blackish beer with a thin ring of beige head on top. Aroma is mostly roasted malts, slight peat and smoke. Touches of vanilla and caramel are faded in the background, which is quite nice. Flavor is fairly sweet with loads of peaty touches in there as well. Slight bitter aftertaste, cloying mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nice impy stout!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2014
Bottle at THT. Pours dark brown to black. Aroma is booze, whiskey, malty, chocolate, big licorice and some coffee. Taste is very sweet, moderate bitter. Again, boozey. Full bodied with oily texture and would definitely have again.


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