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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 170   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (1455) - - 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!


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
androman (486) - 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 (1243) - 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 (2168) - 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 (1109) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
milo91hd (132) - Lecce, ITALY - SEP 18, 2014
Bottiglia, colore nero con una schiuma fine e persistente, bevendola non ho pensato a sentire ne aromi ne sapori so soltanto che il gusto di caffè e cioccolato vanno a nozze con il finale del whisky. Fantastica

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2273) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Brian. A dark cola pour with a syrupy dark chocolate molasses and alcohol heat aroma. Much more umami, much more mellow dark chocolate, rich vanilla and chocolate. Very very sweet dark malt goodness. One year old but still damn good. I enjoyed this one more than the Heaven Hill version it seemed sweeter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sdaniel90 (401) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque dark brown with a minimal creamy tan head. Intense sweet, roasted aroma with strong hints of dried fruits, molasses and alcohol. Smooth and not quite as robust as I expected, with an oily texture and flat carbonation. Extra sweet, though with low bitterness. Very nice dry fruit and dark chocolate character, with a well masked alcoholic finish for 15%. Very pleasant and drinkable for a beer with such ABV, though a touch too sweet for me.


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