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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 167   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.


c0fein's rating

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
c0fein (220) - 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 !


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 (2078) - 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 (1039) - 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 (122) - 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 (2161) - 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 (396) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9142) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Deep brown color, brown head. Loads of peaty goodness, chocolate, roast, prunes, molasses. A hint of bandaids but not too bad.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thryloholic (3) - Kozani, GREECE - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Really confused (in a good way) at first with all the aromas and taste... Excellent beer, recoment it without second thoughts!!!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
manrar (1) - acapulco, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
I will not be analytic. I’d rather be poetic. This beer made me feel inspired with a positive otulook on life. It reminded me of old new love. Also, sweet, smoky, oily, with noticeable intense but pleasant alcohol. Love it.


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