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Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 159   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, - JAN 29, 2013
Ezer köszönet Armando629! Sűrű és fekete, mint tustinta, habja pedig sárgásbarna, vékony mint egy ostya és olyan hamar el is olvad. Illata orrba vág, meggylikőrös, whiskys, tőzegfüstös, fűszeres, fekete csokoládés, latakiás és van benne egy kis ázott avar is. A szánkban is ezek az ízek kergetik egymást, sűrűn váltva, minden rendszer nélkül, megtetézve vaníliával, dohányfüsttel, más fűszerekkel, komlóval, sommal és sok, melengető alkohollal. Sűrű és olajos teste van, néhány apró buborékkal megtámogatva. Utóíze édes, kicsit csíp, fásan keserű és kissé fanyar. Van ebben minden, mint a kínai boltban! Általában a kiegyensúlyozott söröket kedvelem igazán, de ebben megfogott a káosz! Brutális!


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thryloholic (2) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - 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 (6299) - 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 (576) - 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 (985) - 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 (582) - 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 (983) - 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 (2992) - 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. Mřrk og dyb og utrolig komplex. Dette er en řl der tager tid, da den er utrolig fyldig. Smagen er uhyre godt sammensat og whisky třnden komplimenterer overvćldende. Dybt olieret og lćkker lćkker eftersmag!!


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