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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: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
ttroha (375) - 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 (1236) - 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 (2411) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (1968) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4167) - 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 )

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HopRedHead (397) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1825) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
11.2 oz bottle..bottled 8/8/2008..Pour is a dark black with ruby tint, no head just some bubbles..Nose is nice whisky, vanilla, barrel, plum, caramel, peat..Taste is chewy caramel, old hops, light oxidation, barrel, vanilla, brown sugar, fig, whisky barrel..very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 13, 2013
Its been a while I had this one...and it was also cellar-ed for a long time. I had it with jimmythespoon and from what I remember, we agreed on most of the stuff about it. Only thing I will add, is that this kind of beers (super boozy) are not my style and I prefer to age them a bit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LED40 (74) - SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2013
I was given this bottle as a present over a year ago and decided to age it hoping that it would improve over time. The aroma is of smoke and whisky with vapours of warmth. The appearance is very dark and as near to black as you can get with a thin tan coloured head. Due to the high alcohol content the lacing on the glass is minimal. Taste is sweet vanilla, dark fruit, caramel and whisky again. The liquid laces your mouth, bites the back of your throat (in a good way) and leaves a satisfying warming feel as you swallow it. An excellent limited edition brew which should be sipped and enjoyed.

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