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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   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.


esp0r's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2099) - - 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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rikstar (919) - 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!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
stuvetnz (8) - - 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

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lilja (1783) - 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!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (492) - 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.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1304) - 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

4.8
   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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ktwse (2229) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of muscovado, raisins, dates, peat, whisky barrels, booze. Taste is rich sweet dark fruit and alcohol with light underlying peat. Body ia rich and creamy with soft carbonation. Very warming finish!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Teebaw (11) - - OCT 5, 2014
Excellent beer for dessert, to go with strong black chocolate, salty butter caramel, vanilla ice cream...

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DwarfeD (1145) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 20, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Full body with low carbonation. Well balanced sweet- and bitterness. Coffee, roasted malts, whiskey, brown sugar, spices, herbs and alcohol. An amazing full flavoured imperial stout.


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