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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran (Batch 016)

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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: 564   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.


BeerRules' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Aroma: Roast, vanilla, dark dried fruit Appearance: Very dark with hints of ruby, thin beige head. Taste: Quite sweet with bourbon and vanilla notes coming from the wood aging, lingering fruity sweetness and slight bit of hop. Palate: Full bodied with low carbonation, lingering finish. Overall: A fine beer to sip on slowly.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (1406) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet, roasty malts, harsh, chocolate, liquorice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
Darkest brown, tinged beige ringed head. Climbing whiskied clean coffee richness. Sweet brown sugar single matliness hangs tight. Rich rolling maltiness throughout. Overtly sweet, rich and a firm choc and a wet soil finish. Really really held up well.

Bottle, from the CAGarvie Brewdog stash, Not So April Fools Tasting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mmahut (900) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 24, 2014
Pours in black body with high creamy head. Aroma has licorice, nutty, coffee, light vanilla, tobacco, woody. Taste is caramel sweet, noticeable alcohol, woody bitterness, whisky character. Very balanced. Body is full, medium carbonation, oily.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjohnny (359) - - MAR 15, 2014
Plums, booze, toffee. Pours black with a thin dark tan head. Lots of fruit. A hint of cocoa. A little salt (?). Medium bodied. Just a little boozy with some lasting warmth in the throat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (2896) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
330ml bottle, batch 16, dark brown color, with a small tan head, with a mild maple syrup, coconut, vanilla, chocolate, mocha nose, with a faint smoked peat, roasted, black malt, soy sauce, whisky note, and a liquorice, wood, dried dark fruit accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth fruit yeast, dried raisin, date, chocolatey, vanilla oak barrel, whisky smoked peat, roasted, black malty character, with a light black coffee, licorice, burnt fruitcake flavour, leading towards a warming, chocolatey, fruity, faint black coffee, lingering whiskyish finish.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Korsarz (4) - POLAND - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
To jest najpyszniejszy Imperial Stout, jaki piłem! Skosztowałem tego cuda w święta końca 2013 roku i dostarczył mi niesamowitych doznań. Torfowy, ziemisty smak, zapach taki majestatyczny, naprawdę przywołujący wiele skojarzeń... Łyk w ustach rozbudzał kolejne smaki, a w drodze do żołądka piwo nabierało mocy, której nie było czuć zupełnie na początku. Rozgrzewał i rozleniwiał... Dla mnie to mistrzostwo! Rewelacyjne i majestatyczne piwo!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (2564) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle bought some place I can’t remember. Pours black with a small frothy dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is malty with roasted malts, grape juice, peat, dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, hay, smoked ham, vanilla fudge and charred wood. Taste is sweet, bitter and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, peat, low quality scotch, smoke, burnt wood, toffee, bitter chocolate, dark roast coffee, hay and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, roasted astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and malty with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, peat, hay and alcohol. Decent Islay whisky imperial stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmrmwel (854) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours black, with a finger thick reddish head. Aroma is burned malts, grain and leather, as well as some whiffs of cardboard. Full creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is very heavy with burned malts, liquorice, coffee and tobacco.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olr1984 (1036) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12oz bottle pours a dark black with a tan head. Tasted flat but had some oak and malt taste.


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