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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (356) - 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 !


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EvaCandido (44) - Padova, ITALY - JUL 15, 2015
Whisky barrels, vanilla, cinnamon in taste. Black coffee and green liquorice in aroma. slight bitterness. Deep in colour, creamy and brown the foam.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fdemmer (37) - - JUL 12, 2015
had the bottle for over a year, it expired 4 months ago... finally tasting: black. fine brownish foam. malty, molasses smell, maybe hint of licorice. very sweet taste. caramel, buttery taste at first. fine perlage lightens up. over time dark chocolate taste develops, spirit carries cherry. slight roast aromas as sweetness subsides. strong alcohol/spirit mouth feel. maybe it got even better with the extra bottle time...

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervator (16) - CHILE - JUL 1, 2015
Loving Brew Dog. This Paradox Isle of Arran in a 330ml bottle was not what I expected. A very bold creation, strong, very high alcohol rate. Its a totally super strong imperial stout, a strong coffee flavour, toasted, earthy, but most of all, very salty! They taste of soy bean sauce could not get out of my mind. I tryed to get rid off it but could not. It is super strong. Its a complex beer. Not what I was looking for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8423) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
[4/30/15] Draught at Mikkeller & Friends in Copenhagen. Chocolate, coconut, fruitiness, boozy, sweet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (7614) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2015
Draught @ Mikkeller and Friends, Stefansgade. Pours black with small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, heavy peat, wood, medicine, asperin. Flavor is tart, light sweet, malts, l coffee, heavy peat, iodine, heavy booze. Thin to medium body, soft carbonation, tart finish with lots of hot alcohol. Very boozy and not pleasant. 300415

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lambister (317) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
33 cl bottle, thanks to k0mpsa. Just perfect nose with lots of roasted coffeee and whisky barrel with notes liqorice. Super smooth rich palata with loads of nutty, black coffee like flavors. Just perfectly balanced and long pleasure.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Bottle from cave a bulles, paris. Black color, brown head. Aroma has whiskey notes, coffee, roasty, wood. Full roasty body, whiskey, smokey, barrels, licorice. Excellent deep flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiammanghilla (826) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RobertDale (4266) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slaktmasken (70) - 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!


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