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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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (423) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile, schiuma abbastanza fine, poco spessa e poco persistente, di color marrone. AROMA: gli aromi predominanti sono il whiskey, insieme al barricato e al cioccolato. GUSTO: il whisky si sente chiaramente, accompagnato da un ottimo barricato, cioccolato. Il tostato si sente un po’ nel retrogusto caldo e persistente. Si avvertono anche ciliegie sotto spirito. Carbonizzazione scarsa, corpo decisamente strutturato, denso, quasi masticabile. L’alcool scalda bene alla gola, ma non da minimamente alla testa. CONCLUSIONE: decisamente un capolavoro, una delle birre migliori in assoluto che abbia bevuto. Ogni sorso è una scoperta e un vero piacere. Calda, avvolgente, saporita, non stanca mai, dal corpo denso.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (634) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
Reviewed on 14/09/14. Bottle, 330ml. An opaque beer with a small brown head that fades away almost completely after a minute. Aroma is of coffee, nuts, vainilla and sweet dark chocolate. Bittersweet taste that reminds me of chocolate and coffee. Rich and dense, with a milky and creamy aftertaste. Very drinkable, especially considering its high ABV. I couldn’t feel it. Great beer. Wow!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (1921) - - DEC 26, 2014
Pours black. Aroma and taste are sweet with dark fruits, roasted malts, and hints of whiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (2243) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
0,33l fles gekregen en gedeeld met Lion. Diep zwart bier met een kleine donker bruine kraag. Cacao en koffietonen met ook de zoetigheid van stroop en bruine suiker. Begint plakkend maar de afdronk is trekkend met houttonen maar ook verbrand rubber. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stuvetnz (9) - - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
Pours a smooth pitch black with no head. Initial thick malty aromas from slightly chilled developing through to subtle whisky peat as it warmed. Rich full mouth feel, lingering on the palate. Deep chocolate flavours. Great with desert

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (2785) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 11, 2014
Flaska från Stirchley Wines. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, mörk choklad, torkad frukt som fikon och russin, vanilj, körsbär, marsipan, kanel, trä med toner av aska och tobak. Rund och len, viss syrlighet av ingefäran, fin bitterchokladbeska. Välbalanserad och fina smaker. Tipp topp!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (1798) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest. Body is nearly black, Head is very small, creamy, brownish, mostly diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is tons of rum / wine / whiskey whatever and chocolate, Aroma is cherry, dark chocolate, toast, molasses. Taste is heavy sweet, heavy roasty bitter, medium fruity sour. Finish is long lasting alcohol warmth, dark chocolate, cherry, heavy sweet and bitter. Full body, oily and sticky texture, soft carbonation. Excellent dessert beer, not as heavy as expected, very sweet still very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
campbega (94) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Fantastic beer. Pours a dark cola colour. Aromas of chocolates and very startling tones of whiskey that are surprising at first but then build nicely to a smooth finish. Very bitter but not too bitter. Would recommend highly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (3856) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
shared bottle with a friend. poured a black colour with a mocha head. roasted malts, deep dark chocolate, oak, vanilla, roasted espresso, whisky, ash, wood, tabacco, i’m not a fan of brewdog. but this one was pretty damn good! just a top notch stout! to bad it’s so expensive

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
RubberSoul78 (3) - - OCT 19, 2014 does not count
una delle migliori birre mai provate. Un’imperial stout, scura e densa con una schiuma sottile ma persistente. Al palato sentori di caramello, cioccolato e il caratteristico tocco di affumicato di alcuni whisky torbati. Ottima per il fine pasto in sostituzione di un vino liquoroso. Simile alla Tokyo ma leggermente meno alcolica e di gusto più morbido. Consigliatissima.

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