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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran (Batch 016)

 (RETIRED)
overall
99
83
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 565   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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.


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (1413) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2626) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4292) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (252) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (913) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2314) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1764) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop (AGM selection). Black color, brown head. Bittersweet taste with chocolate, coffee, peat, oak and roasted malts. Bitter finish with coffee and chocolate. Excellent imperial stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Batch 016 and bottled on 08.08.08. Pours near black with a minuscule tan head that rings the rim of the glass. Aroma is caramel, cocoa, and some peat. Taste is sweet with mild smoke (appears to have faded a bit). Quite nice and drinkable. I’d gladly drink another.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3003) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2013
this is retired? i have this in multiple years, and cant even find another version of it than the 10 ABV . weird.. anyway, my bottle states 10 abv , best before 19 - 08 - 2015 pours dark brown, off white head ( not too big ) that fades a bit . smell is realy oaty sharp carbonation . very oaty, bitter. hints of coffee. medium mouthfeel . whiskey in the very late aftertaste. more like the alcoholic part than anything else. not peated ( i feared for it as i hate peated )

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2013
Tap at Brew Dog, Camden. Pours pitch black with a short, creamy off white head. Aroma is vanilla, raisins, liquorice and whisky. Taste is really sweet, vanilla and chocolate mixed with a nice whisky warmth and malts. Thick, oily body but perfect in small doses.


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