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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: 217   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
petetemp1 (11) - - JUN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2014 Viscose, oily and rich. Beautiful oak and vanilla flavours. The best imperial stout I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3905) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Colour is deep black with zero head. Aroma of cherry, whisky oak, and coffee beans. Taste is liquorice, peaty Whisky and warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (567) - POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Aromaty czekolady, karmelu, wanilii i wyczuwalny, acz nie nachalny alkohol. Składa się to na wyczuwalny wyraźnie aromat Whisky. Bardzo przyjemny. Piana znikoma, kolor ciemnobrązowy. W smaku tak samo wanilia, karmel, czekolada i whisky. Alkohol dość mocno wyczuwalny. Ogólnie piwo sprawia wrażenie jeszcze lekko nieułożonego - na pewno leżakowanie jeszcze poprawiło by jego smak. Goryczka niska, wyczuwalna raczej słodycz. W ustach gęste, pełne. Ogólnie świetne piwo, które może być jeszcze lepsze po leżakowaniu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (1920) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Nose is vanilla, peat, chocolate. Taste is quite overwhelming, chocolate, smoke, raisins. Maybe too heavy on the alcohol. Nevertheless great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (2499) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 Couleur brune sombre, mousse qui disparait. Nez puissant de caramel, prune, figue avec note de whisky. Gout de caramel grillé, chocolat noir amer, fruits sucré prune et figue, reglisse, whiskhy présent... vraiment complexe . Corps tres huileux, sans aucune carbonation, mais puissante en bouche! Fin caramel grillé, fruits sec sucrés......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (10863) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, roasty malts, sweet chocolate, liquorice, boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
graham_murphy (616) - - MAY 15, 2014
Wow. Very sweet and obviously strong as a stout. Strong enough to warm the back of your throat and with the peaty sweetness and dried fruit from the malt there is a distinctive nod to whiskey. Very well done. Couldn’t have more than one at a time though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1949) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Smell of port, berries. Dark red wine colour, small brown head. Aroma of alcohol, oak, raisins, cognac. Very heavy body, oily, also surprisingly a lively carbon. Quite awesome but also too much of everything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Batch #60 15.03.2023
Aroma is sweet with oaty tones and sweet whisky tones. Also licorice. Flavour has strong peaty tones, islay whisky, woody tones and vanilla. Alcohol comes a bit through, but does not feel like 15% still. At the end of the glass it feels more stinging with rubbery tones. And wood is even more stronger.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (6483) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 26, 2014
330ml bottle

Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma of peaty malts, wood, oak, vanilla and roasty malts. Taste is smooth, sweet, peaty and roasty with some wood, vanilla and oaky notes. Finish is sweetish, roasty and boozy with some wood and whisky notes. Okay, quite heavy barrel aged IS.

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