BOLTZ7555 (2656) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very faint aroma of roasted malt rises out of a dark mahogany pour with only a few whispy tan bubbles. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Alcohol is invisible but the beer is thin. Although extremely tasty, just nothing else about this beer impressed.
wyzzywyz22 (1842) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Beer Ritz, Leeds. Arran is a place that certainly evokes pleasant memories for me and this is a damned fine brew befitting of the Isle. Poured a very dark brown colour with minimal head. Aroma was roasted malt and slightly smoky with the whisky element lurking in the background without being overpowering. Silky smooth sliding down the gullet. Flavours were subtle and revealed themselves more with each passing sip. Vanilla, dark chocolate, dark brandy soaked fruit. Again, the barrel/whisky aspect seems skilfully restrained and are not the dominant features here. Really very good. Definitely worth lingering over.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate: bottle from realale.com
Black brown with a thin tan rim. Wonderful burnt toast, creamy vanilla, restrained and elegant whisky and excellent barrel notes. Superb finish with a good bittersweet note. Not the best Paradox but still a mighty fine beer.
Earlier Rating: 9/1/2008 Total Score: 3.8
A Mes rate: gravicask at Peterborough Beer Festival.
Looks like Paradox, therefore it’s jolly attractive. the aroma is rather odd. I was saying rubber and no one agreed until I said rubber washing up gloves (marigolds). It definitely is. Rubbery, strange but still pretty good. Excellent rich flavour, full of vanilla, lovely whisky and wood but I would prefer a little more peat but that’s just how I prefer my whisky, I know this is a grain variant. Gloriously dry yet sweet and fruity finish. Excellent palate as expected. More loveliness from BrewDog.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Peterborough beer fest, 2 bottles at seperate occasions at home. Alround rating: Roasty alcohol, chocolate and rum and raisin, peppery woodness. A bit much alcohol.
Earlier Rating: 9/22/2008 Total Score: 3
Cask at Peterborough beer fest. This is aged in an Arran cask for those who want to know. Alround rating: Roasty malts, quite a bit of chocolate, the whiskey is far more subtle than in some examples of paradox, scottish alcohol is what iv written down?
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. @ LCRBM 2008, ís-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Clear dark brown color with a average, fizzy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, whisky, berry, wood. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Sparky (2133) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny head that fades into a ring around the glass. The nose is dark fruits and milk chocolate. The taste is vanilla, cocoa, raisins and roasted malt with a sweet bourbon finish with some alcohol that lingers. Medium mouth feel. Definitely the better of the 2 BA Brewdog ISís Iíve had to date.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Undeniably tasty, and quite well balanced, some subtle smoky/oaky whisky characters. Goes well with the slightly burnt, roasted malt characters. I thought that it was a little bit flabby in the finish, but thats being a bit nit-picky as i quite like this.
larsga (5893) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown head. Barely translucent dark red body. Milky roasty chocolatey aroma with alcohol notes. Dry-sweetish salty chocolatey roasty taste with milky licorice notes. Some alcohol heat. Fullish body. Smooth, clean mouthfeel. Dryish roasty licorice afteraste with faint lingering alcohol and whisky notes. Leaves sticky sugars on lips. Very little whisky taste in this, mostly straight Rip Tide. But thatís great. Excellent imperial stout. (0.33l bottle from KnutAlbert.)
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a small ring of bubbles that one could argue is a head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, roasted coffee, chocolate. Flavor is coffee, bourbon, caramel, vanilla, wood. The stout is a bit thin but it integrates quite nicely with the bourbon. Good Brew.
jake65 (2521) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - FEB 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Rich aroma of malt, roast, cocoa, and barrel aging. Very delicious. Taste is sweet and chocolatey with light vanilla and roast. The barrel aging is a nice compliment to the stout rather that the main feature here. Just a hint of bittersweet in the tail. Excellent.