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BrewDog Paradox Longrow (Batch 018)

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40
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle, picked up from Healthy Spirits. It pours very dark brown/near black with a small beige head. The nose is soft roast, earth, peat, salty, wood, light oxidisation and some medicinal notes in the background. The taste is quite smooth, bitter-sweet, roasty, toast, cocoa, earth, peaty whisky, salted caramel, wood and some underlying dark fruitiness . Medium-full body and fine carbonation. Well-hidden alcohol. I rather like the way Paradox mellows out after a few years. Flavours meld well together . Smooth, well balanced and rather drinkable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2013
12oz bottle pours a watery black with some spitty, off white head. Smells like soap and peat whiskey, burnt rubber, windex. Flavor is sweet, smokey, caramel, like chewing on a rubber band, wax candles. Full but smooth finish. Very watered down. Some hard boiled eggs. Weird. Not bad, but not good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11520) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
33cl bottle, thanks nimbleprop. Small beige head atop cola -black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, peat/whiskey. Taste is moderately sweet, whiskey, some milk chocolate. Medium body, light stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2012
In short: An easy to drink big stout with a nice earthy/peaty whisky barrels presence. Very good
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed with some age on it (2 years?). Bottle sent to me by presario
The look: Black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: Nose has nice whisky soaked oak, a smooth aroma that is more earthy old barrels than pure whisky. Taste is again very much earthy scotch barrels, peaty notes, blackened malts. This bottle was a bit more carbonated than most Brewdog Paradox Iíve had, which means a carbonation is the soft-medium range. The peaty/earthy character of the beer dry out the finish. This beer is absurdly easy to drink. And hereís a real paradox: I can be alone but I cannot be lonelyÖ actually it is not really a paradox, itís just true, because I hate everyone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2012
7th April 2010
Very dark brown beer, just about transparent. Pleasant light whisky on the nose. Soft light palate. Soft dark malt blended very well with light peaty whisky. Underpinned by sweet fruit including subtle orange. Finishes with more whisky and a little subtle smoke coming to the fore. Subtle chocolate as well. Nice,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4180) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a small beige head that leaves only a small trace of lacing behind. Aroma is roasted grains and chocolate with some whiskey and peaty smoke. Taste is along the same lines as the aroma with a mild hop bitterness. A very well done imperial stout and highly recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeZasada (288) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark red/amber with a thin tan head. Beautiful aroma of smoke/peat. Tastes very malty; notes of chocolate and molasses. Earthy hop notes. Finishes with a smoky peat sweetness. Very complex; very interesting.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thb (681) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2010
Weird, wacky and wonderful. Roastiness, alcohol, bitterness, and through it all, whiskey, tying it all together and giving it a kind of mysterious smoothness.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2010
Colour is black and minimal head. Nose: Delicate peat wrapped around Costa Rican coffee beans, potato, burnt chocolate. Taste: Mushrooms at first, then sea salt and peat. Oak begins to show in the middle, followed by late fizz and sweet cocoa. Finish is almondy and deliciously long. Very unique and interesting stuff. Heavy beer and packs a whallop.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
You really get a nose of wiskey, even as you pour it out of the bottle. Some peat in there too, over top of all the imperial malts. almost reminds me of gourmet coffee in the hospital. Itís quite dark but you can still see brown around the edges, which isnít dark enough for an imperial stout. Also, there isnít really any head, and the lacing is more like a flat beer than one just poured. Taste comes one strong! A big rush of alcohol and coffee flavour in your mouth, it gradually, slowly, dies down to let the malts linger on your tounge, and then after the sweetnes dissolves there is still wiskey flavour there. That might be the most distinct flavours Iíve yet encountered from a single sip of a beer. This is really good in some aspects and a bit lacking in others, itís a bit too much to be having all the time, but once in a while, just for a kick in the mouth this would be a good wiskey stout.


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