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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran (Batch 016)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - NOV 15, 2013
Dark brown with beige big head. Nice light chocolate aroma, also wood and alchol. At taste is light sweet and dry, liqueur flavour with long persistence.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Silvan7 (749) - Samarate, ITALY - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle @ delirium pub Merate. Colore marrone scuro, opalescente, con abbondante schiuma beige molto fine e cremosa all’aspetto. Profumo complesso.Intenso di alcolico lievemente torbato, nulla a che vedere con la Smokehead, note di caffè freddo, frutta sotto spirito, legno e tostato. Gusto in linea coi profumi, in evidenza il caffè , si avverte un lupopolatura che al naso era nascosta dalla prepotenza degli altri aromi. Di corpo un po’ debole per lo stile. Non riempie la bocca come ci si aspetterebbe, non ha quella sensazione di liquoroso delle altre paradox.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 Old rating rerated 11.10.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice slightly brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is mild and balanced, dark malts, oak, alcohol, cocoa, licorice, dark sugar, coffee. Taste is mild and slightly sour-ish dry, dark malts, oak, licorice, alcohol, sour coffee, grass, cocoa. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice. This one has aged really nice, and is now very balanced where it used to be really sweet and all over the place some years ago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinator (1056) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
This bottle was from 2008. The aroma was predominantly whiskey and wood. This was coal black with virtually no head. What fizz it had was pretty much gone. Thankfully, it didn’t affect my enjoyment. Smooth a creamy with very little carbonation. Taste was of chocolate, wood and whiskey. Some roasted flavors hiding in the back. Good and interesting.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a red-orangeish tinted black with a nice beige head. Aroma is hazelnut, smoke, fruits, coffee, pear, herbs. Flavor is cocoa, dark chocolate, hazelnut, smoke. Finish is coffee, wood, vanilla. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Pretty solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (3113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
This is a massive beer. Poured from 12oz bottle from lakeview Liquors at home. Black flats pour with no head. Huge oil bourbon sweet aroma. Also sweet whiskey cocoa taste. Vanilla notes. Good beer. A sipping beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4679) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
shared by VT, thanks bro. pours dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention. burnt caramel, vanilla, fruitiness, some smoke, booze and swetness. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily but not that heavy, smooth mouthfeel, grassy-peppery finish. ok.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (342) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark in color with tan head. Aroma of roared coffee. Strong taste of roasted coffee with hints of malt. Bitter aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2008 vintage bottle from The Porter. Aroma of whiskey/booze and dates. Pours opaque dark brown with slight toffee colored head. Taste of roasted coffee with a boozy aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2372) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Black pour ruby hue thin to no off white head ... aroma of anise, berries, dark roasted malts, caramel malts and light chocolate .... taste is of dark berries, roasted malts, light anise, sugary caramel malts, light chocolatey malts and somewhat of a bitter bite ... mouthfeel is oily, body is medium and smooth ..... no trace of whiskey ..... abv hidden well

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