Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1594) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Darkest brown, flat enough headlessness. Drooling nutty peat nose, roasted pine and almost rich red wine and Crunchie melted. Quite fizzy, oily and vibrant standing soily and ashen’ed. Greasy bagged mouthfeel, well capped without being OTT nevermind the ABV. Dank, leathery and a decent punch on the finish.

Bottle, CAgarvieUK Brewdog stash, Not So April Fools Tasting

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfinney23 (2087) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2014
Yummy yummy yummy, though it left me wanting more peat. Fortunately I have a few Islay malts in my cabinet for just such an occasion so a potential crisis was averted.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomekk1978 (724) - Ząbki, POLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Barwa: czarna, jak smoła, nieprzejrzysta. Piana znikoma, drobna, szybko zanikająca, co nie dziwi przy takiej zawartości alkoholu. Wysycenie bardzo niskie. Aromat: słodowy alkoholowy, przypominający whisky i/lub miód pitny. Wyraźnie czuć dużą moc, a nie ciemne słody. Na końcu wyczuwalny także jakby kokos. Smak: wyraźna słodycz, alkoholowość, akcenty miodowe. Rozgrzewające. Na końcu kwaskowość pochodząca z ciemnych słodów. RIS kombinowany. Moc, złożoność, ciekawy aromat. Intensywne doznania alkoholowe pochodzące zapewne z leżakowania w beczkach po whisky. Wizerunkowo butelka od razu zapowiada już coś ciekawego, bowiem etykieta jest bardziej elegancka od standardowych piw z tego browaru. Może nie jest to najmocniejsze piwo z BrewDoga, ale z pewnością konkretne. Zdecydowanie w moim stylu, do spokojnego sączenia. Z pewnością warto spróbować, choć cena zbytnio nie zachęca.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (330) - HONG KONG - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark cola black-red with minimal head or lacing. Smells strongly of liquorice, smoke, raisin. Sweet with quite a bit of alcohol on the nose. Tastes similar, smoke is slightly overpowered by sweet raisin, spicy sharp and acidic accompanied by a bit more hop than in the aroma. Appreciate how big and ambitious this beer is but it isn't for me - would prefer less sharp syrupy sweetness, or at least more hoppiness to balance it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (388) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gEUS (1345) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4162) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
freretoc (1024) - 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 très longtemps et une fin de bouche alcooleuse..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - MAR 2, 2014
Anche più 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 più ortodossa del fare birra. Stupenda!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Vinspecialisten H.J.Hansen, Ålborg
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.

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