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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 184   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 Scotland’s most distinctive Whiskies.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1506) - - FEB 15, 2013
Pours dark dark with no head Wonderxul aromas of vanilla, figs, dades, eaisins, hints of whisky cask. Overwhelming alcohol fumes. Nice bitter sweet taste of coffee, dark chocolate, intense brown sugar. Very nice!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (594) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2015
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je výrazně znát po whiskey a dubu s výrazným nádechem alkoholu. Pěna je světle hnědá, jemná, vysoká a držící. Barva samotného piva je temná. Chuť má výrazný nádech dubových silic a jemně spáleného dřeva, finiš je výrazně alkoholový. V ústech pivo působí robustně, má střední říz a je hůře pitelné. Jedná se o velmi zajímavý barelovaný imperial stout, který rozhodně stojí za ochutnání.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (294) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2015
bottle at home. black color, small coffee colored head. strong smell of dark fruits, malty sweetness, liquerish, mulberry, quite nice smell. full body, very oily feel, smell of malts, coffee, mulberry, alcoholic, liqueurish, alcoholic roasty finish. good but was expecting a bit more complexity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2869) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2015
Bottled. Pours deep brown almoust black with little beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, whiskey and licorice. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry,,slightly bitter with an alcohol bite. Full bodied, oily to creamy texture and flat carbonation. A very nice and alcoholic Impy.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SinH4 (478) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2015
Black color, amber highlights, with small tan ring. Aroma of booze, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits. Taste is sweet and rich, spicy ginger sticks, a hint of salty fudge, liquorice, chocolate, dark fruits (not too much though) and with a hot and spicy booze burn in the end (but more chili-like than really boozy). Very smooth carbonation, with small bubbles that give some sort of fizziness to it. A real winner!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wekker84 (1690) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2015
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts dry fruits peat oak caramel smoke salt citrus and hops flavor roasted malts dry fruits caramel peat spicy citrus smoke oak earthly notes laurel hops and some alcohol in the aftertaste

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bryanvdv (653) - - JAN 25, 2015
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Pikzwart geen schuim. Aroma is zoet. Smaak is chocolade, koffie. De alcohol proef je minimaal door de zoetheid. Het is een mooi bier maar de zoetheid is te.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lachneger (354) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
Donker donker kleurig bier met een koffiekleurig schuimkraag die binnen 1 sec. verdwijnt. Smaak cacao gebranden koffiebonen en drop.Geur clowntjes drop. Gedronken met Bryan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pictoman (700) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2015
Poured from 330mL bottle [batch 060 bb 2015/03/23]. Black with tan head. Aroma of sweet malt and molasses, a bit of roast malt, mild chocolate, subtle whiskey. Taste has chocolate and roast malt with leather, a little licorice, and a mild kick of whiskey.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Lele (185) - Padova, ITALY - JAN 6, 2015
ASPETTO: nero impenetrabile, schiuma abbastanza fine, poco spessa e poco persistente, di color marrone. AROMA: gli aromi predominanti sono il whiskey, insieme al barricato e al cioccolato. GUSTO: il whisky si sente chiaramente, accompagnato da un ottimo barricato, cioccolato. Il tostato si sente un po’ nel retrogusto caldo e persistente. Si avvertono anche ciliegie sotto spirito. Carbonizzazione scarsa, corpo decisamente strutturato, denso, quasi masticabile. L’alcool scalda bene alla gola, ma non da minimamente alla testa. CONCLUSIONE: decisamente un capolavoro, una delle birre migliori in assoluto che abbia bevuto. Ogni sorso č una scoperta e un vero piacere. Calda, avvolgente, saporita, non stanca mai, dal corpo denso.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Percy0103 (234) - MEXICO - DEC 31, 2014
Reviewed on 14/09/14. Bottle, 330ml. An opaque beer with a small brown head that fades away almost completely after a minute. Aroma is of coffee, nuts, vainilla and sweet dark chocolate. Bittersweet taste that reminds me of chocolate and coffee. Rich and dense, with a milky and creamy aftertaste. Very drinkable, especially considering its high ABV. I couldn’t feel it. Great beer. Wow!


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