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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran (Batch 016)

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


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RATINGS: 565   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1595) - 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 (797) - 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 (61) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steverus0 (177) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JUN 10, 2013
This very interesting stout wants better balance in effervescence and its deliciously deep whiskey and chocolate undertones. Wonderful whiskey and fulsom stout do balance, but underwhelm presented to the palate without carbonation. Batch was born on 08/08/08, so perhaps it's just a little long in the tooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 15, 2013
Cerveja que prova que escocês não é expert apenas em whisky, uma fantástica Imperial Stout que tem como grande marca o álcool presente e intenso, tomando conta do palato e do nariz, um calor de sabores inesquecível.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1057) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2013
330 ml bottle - savoured at home in a sniffer - taken fom notes. Pours pitch black, flat, no head. Aromas of chocolate and some smoked whisky notes. Glavour is really balanced with the subtle peated character. Okay, but a tad overrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thunderhops (224) - Vermont, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours black with almost no head. Aroma of licorice, vanilla, chocolate, light alcohol. Flavor follows suit with aroma well, slight whiskey and wood undertones, sticky dry finish, warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VastActiv (2846) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle 0.33l at Kauppuri 5, Oulu. Originally rated 19022012. Colour is deep black with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Whiskey, coffee, chocolate and malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2013
Bouteille 11,2oz (batch 016). De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de malt rôti, de chocolat noir, moyennement boisé (fût de whisky) moyen de mélasse et de fumée (tourbe), léger de fruits (fruits confits foncés), d’alcool et de vanille. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement doux ainsi qu’une texture huileuse. Goût boisé (fût de whisky) avec un léger goût fruité (fruits foncés confits) ainsi qu’avec des traces de réglisse noire lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût de malt rôti et de chocolat noir avec un léger goût de mélasse terreuse. Parallèlement, un léger goût fumé (tourbe) vient se rajouter jusqu’en finale où s’y pointe également un léger goût d’alcool boisé aux notes réchauffantes avec des traces de houblon herbeux. Post-goût long et aux notes sèches, léger-moyen amer de rôti, de chocolat noir, léger d’alcool boisé (fût de whisky).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
demmbonz (529) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2013
Retired bottle. One less in the world. Strong whisky aroma. Dark but not thick or oily. Nice sweet vanilla and chocolate flavors but with a nice whisky bite.

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