Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 153   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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   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RW80 (521) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Philym (925) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (2716) - 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 !

   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!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (921) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunnfryd (10201) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
petetemp1 (6) - - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Hay, roasty, spruce, citrus, leaves, bubblegum, coffee, basement aromas, cooked vegetables, basement aromas, butterscotch, vanilla, cooked vegetables, cereal, basement aromas, cough drop, cough drop, rotten eggs, cooked vegetables, alcohol, alcohol, herbs, cheese

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Colour is deep black with zero head. Aroma of cherry, whisky oak, and coffee beans. Taste is liquorice, peaty Whisky and warming alcohol

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (45) - POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Aromaty czekolady, karmelu, wanilii i wyczuwalny, acz nie nachalny alkohol. Składa się to na wyczuwalny wyraźnie aromat Whisky. Bardzo przyjemny. Piana znikoma, kolor ciemnobrązowy. W smaku tak samo wanilia, karmel, czekolada i whisky. Alkohol dość mocno wyczuwalny. Ogólnie piwo sprawia wrażenie jeszcze lekko nieułożonego - na pewno leżakowanie jeszcze poprawiło by jego smak. Goryczka niska, wyczuwalna raczej słodycz. W ustach gęste, pełne. Ogólnie świetne piwo, które może być jeszcze lepsze po leżakowaniu.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElManana (205) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from Geers. Nose is vanilla, peat, chocolate. Taste is quite overwhelming, chocolate, smoke, raisins. Maybe too heavy on the alcohol. Nevertheless great beer.

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