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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   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 (1334) - - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (59) - - AUG 1, 2014
Hittade denna under en blöt utekväll i Göteborg. Har för mig att den var riktigt god och rökig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
12 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small tan head. Nose brings out complex whiskey, caramel malts, and residual sweetness. Flavour is quite sweet and boozy, with very sweet caramel malts, some whiskey, and alcohol. Sweet, boozy and complex. Not normally my kind of thing, but this is nice in small doses even though it is super cloying.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sissio (546) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 14, 2014
Clear dark brown, minimal brown thick head. Sweetish riasted malts with a hint if ginger and a woody aftertaste for a complex and fully bodied pampering experience

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (968) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at La fira del poblenou. Black colour with white head. Roasted, whiskey, vanilla, peated, aroma. Sweet, vanilla, roasted and peated taste. Medium to full body.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RW80 (551) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
33cl bottle Batch 60 Appearance: Very dark brown to black wih a finger sized off white head. No lacing and ok retention. Aroma:Aroma is sweet with oat, licorice, ligh peat, vanilla. chocolate and some redish fruit.and a a bit of wood and peat Tase: Very complex and follows the aroma. Sweet but not too sweet thanks to he peat and roasted malts. Quite complex. Simply said enjoy it yourselves o fyully unravel it. Finish has peat and ligh alcohol boozyness, but in such way that. Aftertaste is earthy, Peaty, licorice but sill verry nice the different elements come so nice together. Fullbody, but still good dtrinkable, just below avearge carbonation, oily texture. A very well balanced and harmonized stout, yes it have a lot big tastes but the key trick on this one is tha it all works so well., you can find the individual elements but in the end it combines to something while still remaining drinkable for such a powerfull brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (948) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Appearance: Dark brown/black with bubbly tan head on the pour. Aroma: Treacle, liquorice, spiritous, whisky notes. Taste: Low bitterness, low/medium sweetness and sourness. Palate: Light smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, lingering treacle, malty, whisky finish with alcohol warmth and a slight smokiness. Comments: Very good. Rating is for batch 306.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2809) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at barely legal tasting room Pours black, rather clear. Small grey head Smell is unintense. Bit hoppy .. Taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter, some oak , dark malts , not much whiskey though ( it blends in perfectly ) Aftertaste is pure chocolate, bitter , bit oak and tiny bit roasted malts . Mostly chocolate . Mouthfeel is a little dissapointing . I expected / hoped for a nice thick stout like their Tokyo* , but this is very thin for 15 % ... Carbonation is perfect . Dangerously drinkable, as if it were a 10 % beer . Nice !

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fall_ep78 (45) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
Det er dog det vildeste. Mørk og dyb og utrolig komplex. Dette er en øl der tager tid, da den er utrolig fyldig. Smagen er uhyre godt sammensat og whisky tønden komplimenterer overvældende. Dybt olieret og lækker lækker eftersmag!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (988) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from Bottledog, King’s Cross. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Huge flavours in this. Liquorice at first with a fair bit of sweetness before rich chocolate, vanilla and coffee along with evident warming alcohol and whiskey notes. This is absolutely delicious. The whiskey flavours really compliment the beer rather than over powering it. Full oily mouthfeel. Superb.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10275) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Vinspecialisten Aalborg. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, molasse, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavour is whiskey, molasse, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, licorice. Full body. Pleseant world class beer.


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