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


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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 Scotlands most distinctive Whiskies.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2357) - - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, batch #306, enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, thin tanned head with nice lacings. Smells of oak, whisky, booze, wanilla and some malts. Taste is heavy sweet, , distinct liquorice flavors and caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and oak in the back. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied. Heavy bitter finish. This is a very good Paradox. A bit better than the Jura and the former Arran i would say. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervator (16) - CHILE - JUL 1, 2015
Loving Brew Dog. This Paradox Isle of Arran in a 330ml bottle was not what I expected. A very bold creation, strong, very high alcohol rate. Its a totally super strong imperial stout, a strong coffee flavour, toasted, earthy, but most of all, very salty! They taste of soy bean sauce could not get out of my mind. I tryed to get rid off it but could not. It is super strong. Its a complex beer. Not what I was looking for.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8346) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[4/30/15] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Chocolate, coconut, fruitiness, boozy, sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller and Friends, Stefansgade. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, heavy peat, wood, medicine, asperin. Flavor is tart, light sweet, malts, l coffee, heavy peat, iodine, heavy booze. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, tart finish with lots of hot alcohol. Very boozy and not pleasant. 300415

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lambister (314) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
33 cl bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. Just perfect nose with lots of roasted coffeee and whisky barrel with notes liqorice. Super smooth rich palata with loads of nutty, black coffee like flavors. Just perfectly balanced and long pleasure.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1715) - Jrvenp, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from cave a bulles, paris. Black color, brown head. Aroma has whiskey notes, coffee, roasty, wood. Full roasty body, whiskey, smokey, barrels, licorice. Excellent deep flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (803) - Genova, ITALY - APR 18, 2015
Assaggio da bottiglia 33cl. Nera con poca schiuma. Alcolica, affumicata, secca, si perde un po di tostato nel passaggio in botte ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhold

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4199) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 15, 2015
330 ml. bottle. Thanks Nikos. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of malt, vanilla, whiskey, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey, smoke, chocolate, and coffee. Hides the 15% well. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (70) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
33cl bottle @ Steampunk Bar. If I didnt know it, i would never have guessed the ABV on this one. Oily, sweet, chocolaty. Loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leepe_steven (202) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAR 30, 2015
UPDATED: APR 1, 2015 Pours an opaque black beer with little to no brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate and some notes if the whiskey barrels. Taste is sweet, dark chocolate bitterness some slight coffee notes. Alcohol almost not noticeable for a 15% beer. Coats your mouth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (987) - GREECE - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Black color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, light chocolate, wood, alcohol, vanilla, light wineous - fruity. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic like the aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft to flat carbonation.

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