Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 193   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (310) - Helsinki, - DEC 3, 2013
330ml bottle @ home. Ordered propably from Bierzwerg. Batch 060. BBE 15-03-23. Black stuff, tiny circle foam at the surface of glass. Tangy aroma, alcohol and whisky. Palate of alcohol but in the good way, burning breath, whisky notes very much too. Warming touch. I’m not whiskyfan, but this is accessible to me. Slighly different imperial stout. I like !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (726) - 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 (3976) - 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 (62) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
33cl bottle @ Steampunk Bar. If I didn’t 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 (193) - 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 (566) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tsekouratos (451) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 23, 2015
330 ml from Crazy Rabbits Craft Beer, Chania Greece. Black color with a thin brown head on top. Aroma of smoke, oak, barrel, alcohol, hints of vanilla, and maybe some berries. Taste follows perfectly the aroma, with barrel, vanilla, some bourbon and smoke notes, some alcohol. Aftertaste is medium long and sweet. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hoppy_Luke (498) - Poznań, POLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Z okazji Dnia Świętego Patryka postanowiłem otworzyć długo czekającego na swoją kolej Paradoxa! Jest to Imperial Stout leżakowany w beczkach po whisky z regionu Islay. Czarne, oleiste, z niewielką, ulotną, beżową pianą. Aromat mocno czekoladowy. Do tego nieco rodzynek i zapach kojarzący się z whisky. W smaku przyjemne rozgrzewanie. Alkohol mimo, iż jest go dużo, nie jest natarczywy, absolutnie nie przeszkadza. Whisky bardziej wyraźne niż w aromacie. Czekolada i ciemne owoce uderzają coraz intensywniej w miarę ogrzewania piwa. Świetne, ciekawe piwo. Na spokojny wieczór, do picia bez pośpiechu, gdyż każdy łyk to niepowtarzalne doznania!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nihtila (1301) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
12.7.2014. Black beer with brown head. Very intense aroma with roasted malts, vanilla, liquorice, whiskey. Smooth, low-carbonated and oily palate. Taste is super full bodied, vanilla, whiskey, coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (126) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle @ Gambrinus, Tartu. Dark brown/black color, strong alcohol mouthfeel. Toffee, hoppy, some vanilla taste. Coffee and marzipan flavors. Sweet finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamedra (626) - 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.

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