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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: 576   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ LCRBM 2008, ’s-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. [20081025]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40484) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2008
33 cL bottle, courtesy of Duff. Pours dark brown to black with a fully gone tan head. Dense alcoholic aroma with a mild burn and phenolic note. Smooth chocolate and vanilla flavoured. Smooth and slight bitter. Lasting vanilla and chocolate smooth finish - nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34376) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2011
Bottled. A pich black beer with a lazing dark brown head. The aroma has notes of peated smoke, roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, whiskey, alcohol, and chocolate, leading to a dry, roasted, woody, and alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2009
Bottle at Sune. Clear red brown coloured with a small off white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, dark chocolate and alcohol with notes of rye rbead and whisky. Roasted flavour of smoke, whisky and liquorice with notes of hops and dark chocolate. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (25392) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2010 Bottled (thanks TBone, April 2010). Deep ambery brown colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is cookies, liquorice, ashes, caramel and some mild wooden and alcoholic notes. Flavour is cookies, tar, some alcohol, liquorice. Leaves quite much the same flavours in the aftertaste. Wellbalanced, but could be a bit more aggressive. 8 4 7 4 16

Cask@The Bree Louise (July 2010). Pitch black colour, not much head. Aroma is liquorice, cookies, ashes, alcohol, some whisky and toffee. Also mild wooden notes. Flavour is being quite much the same along with some smoked wooden notes. Smooth and quite brutal. 9 4 9 4 19.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Storm. Pours dark brown with a tint of red and a tiny rough off-white head. Lovely sweet whisky aroma. Solid body, low in carbonation, very burned malts, woody, burned, ashy and astringent. Very malt astringent actually. 161209

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23541) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2009
Bottled. Very black, richhead. Arom of licorice and whisky. Fairly sweet and honeyish. Salty and potent, tarry and full bodied. Mild honeyish whiskey gives some warmth. Resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma with hints of smoke and some hints of licorice. Roasted malty whisky flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish with hints of whisky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
10th April 2010
Opaque black beer. No head. Creamy dark malt and whisky nose. Smooth palate, no carbonation. Lactose sweet dark malt with mild minerals. The whisky is well blended, smooth and not smoky or peaty. All pretty civilised. Finishes sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (21630) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2014 Bottle at home... Bbf 08/10 drunk 08/13... Deep dark black... Thin tan head... Soft deep rich malts nose... Dark malts... Dark caramel roast... Sweet caramel malts... 3.9

Bottle at home ... deep black ... no head ... light whiskey with a light roast background ... sweet mellow vanilla and roast malts ... little chocolate ... light smokey but only the barest hint...very smooth ... medium carbonation... medium heavy body... As i setttle into this it just gets better and better...

Tk x 30ml (all that was left of a bottle i spilt while taking photos for brewdog photo contest... Well all i can say is its bloody marverlous. Definitly 4.2 or better... really wish i hadnt spilt it, as i really wanted more of it. It was yum yum yum.

Here we go again ... bbf 08/08/10 Batch 16 ... drunk 23/04/10 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate ... light mellow roast ... little vanilla roast nose ... lovely chocolate vanilla ... soft mellow ... there definitely whisky here but its not overpowering the beer ... mellow and warm ... i can feel my self just sinking into this ............. 4.2 cask at 9A ... 3 pound a pint !!! deep black ... loads of cecream vanilla ... soft roast ... little toffee ... huge chocolate ... lovely 4.1 very smooth .. low carbonation ... lots of toffee vanilla ... little whisky ... just crackin ... heavy going on the 2nd but heh its 10 percent its the wonderfull vanilla that really does it ... glass 2 ... cask again on monday ... deep black .. thin tan head ... soft roast nose with lots of vanilla ... wonderfully milky chocolate front ... with a bitter chocolate linger... and the whiskey starting to appear ... vanilla, realy nice but whiskey still little high for me ... 4.1

bottle at home Haloween 2011 ... bbf 080810 ... deep red brown ... thin tan head ... soft chocoale toffee roast nose... definite whisky vanilla ... sweet malts ... the malt in this seems to have faded leaving more whisky ... light smokeyness ... some ovaltine ... 3.8

bottlat at home fresh from sainbuies (bbf 201216) 19-04-12 as i needed to spend £3 more to get £12 of my hsopping. Id forgotton how good this beer is. Absoulte cracker. deep roasy definite alcohol but plesent balance. crackin 4.1

Bottle at home... bbf (150610) 20-04-12 ... deep black .. thin bubbly head (yesterday was creamier head) ... soft whisky and soft toffee malt ... soft chocolate ... light rough alcohol... there no doubt the fresh one had a better body ... but this is still decent. 3.8

deep black .. thin tan head ...deep meaty roast ... soft toffee ... soft sweet roasst ... very sweet ...toffee chocolate .... little licorice ... dark malts... nice 3.9

Bottle at home ... drunk apr 2014 ... deep black ... thin tan head .. soft sweet roast ... dark malts .. chewy malts ... deep roast ... sweet roast .. soft mellow whisky ... dark roast ... mellow chocolate ... 3.8

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