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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96   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 Scotlandís most distinctive Whiskies.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChrisSc (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2014
33cl bottle. Minneapolis. Appearance: Very dark brown. Zero head. Aroma: Subtle peaty nose. sweet chocolate. Taste: Sweet, but balanced with bitterness. Palate: Full body. Long finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8986) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Opaque black color, medium sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some hops, some bitter. Very nice actually.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4983) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is creamy caramel smooth toffee liqourice. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich oily liqourice alcoholic bitter palate with a long bitter finish. A super beer and Iíd love to drink more but the ABV is a killer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (5749) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though itís only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours near black with a ring beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, fudge and caramel. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1058) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, with a finger thick reddish head. Aroma is roasted malts, liquorice and muscovado, as well as oak, leather and vanilla. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, liquorice, muscovado, chocolate and coffee, with a sweetly finish of dark fruits.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jaghana (4155) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle 33cl. A dark brown ale with medium creamy head. Smell is intense on barley caramel, prune and fig, excellent bouquet. Aroma is very sweet and smooth, lot of blond caramel, toasted malt, barley sugar, quetches, fig, vanilla, licorice, prune, dry grapes. Extremely complex, intense and well balanced beer, creamy and smooth, light wood and round whisky notes, light peated touch too, alcohol very well hidden. Light red fruit at the finish such as red currant, long caramel duration, not much roasted.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Pitch black colour with a beige/brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, oak, peat, whiskey. Flavour is peaty sweetness, warming alcohol (but suprisingly subtle for a 15% beer), touch of vanilla. The BA Imperial Stout is one of my favourite styles, and this oneís a great example.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
henkjanwiegers (120) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Thanks Jesse for sharing. Pours a very dark brown/red color with a brown head. Aroma is Port and liquorice. Taste is heavy, very sweet and lots of alcohol. After that comes cacao and some bitterness, then alcohol again. Aftertaste is cacao and some raisins. Nice beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcoDL (2393) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Wow, what a beer. Complex, ever evolving taste of roasted coffee, dark cacao, smooth vanilla and some dark fruits and raisin. Long aftertaste, thick mouthfeel. Alcohol level is high, but not dominant in the taste. This is very good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
larsniclas (5742) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2014
Bottled from Systembolaget Black with a beige head. Vinous aroma with oak, salty liquorice, dark chocolate and some coconut. Sweet and vinous flavour. Burnt sugar, tar, peat, liquorice, cold coffee. Light to medium bitterness.


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