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BrewDog Paradox Macallan (Batch 011)

 (RETIRED)
overall
98
76
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, Special;
Imperial Stout aged in a former 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2287) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2009
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of dark bread, toasted and cereal, light hops and yeast notes of perfume and herb, and leather, with background notes of boozy type alcohol, butterscotch, brown sugar and vanilla. Head is thin, wispy, off-white, with fair lacing and good legs, and is fully diminishing. Color is deep dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and slightly bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with a soft carbonation and finishes sticky and lightly alcoholic. The huge malt domination separates his beer from other quality Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 14, 2009
Bottle shared by lithy. Poured black with a tan head that left light lacing. Nice roasted malt aroma. The flavor found coffee, chocolate, roast, and a decent sherry backing. Medium to full body, sweet, roast aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Courtesy TheCheeseMan. Very dark brown pour, sparse soapy off-white head. Slight caramel, alcohol, spice, toffee, light whiskey notes. Heavy roast initially but yields to a mild whiskey taste. One of the milder Brewdogs.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Batch 011, bb 12/12/09, Dark black with red hints at the edges and a thin quick light tan head. Some sherry and roast in the aroma but is thin. Taste is roasty base with some wood and sherry over top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2009
I think Hophead75 shared this at his tasting last year? Pours a deep dark brown almost straight black with a thinning shiny head some lace as well. Aroma is dark chocolate, nutty, scotch whiskey comes through- a bit harsh, oaky, astringent, hints of cola and sherry oxidation. Flavor is sweet but cut by the woody and whickey astringency and the oxidation sherry, saltiness backs that up to cut through all the malt- some slight sweetness, roast and chocolate malt with some slight fruitiness. Oaky and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2009
The palate is a hair thinner than the Speyside. There is more oak in th flaovr and aroma, with lightly sweet fruit and yeast. Almost no scotch, and I donít think Macallan spends much time in the sherry cask anyway.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2009
black, no head. Coffee, smoky, earthy aroma. Very earthy flavor, but it mixes well with the stout flavors. Nicely balanced, and the macallan never overpowers the beer. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2009
12oz via trade with 1brew2or3. Poured into a snifter. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is sweet malty and rich with a nice kick of chocolate. Taste is sweet chocolatey and malty. Some sweet sherry does come through. Pretty nice paradox from brewdog.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nearbeer (3774) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 15, 2009
330 ml, bb 12/12/09. Hard pour yields a small head that tries to cling to the rim of the glass. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, raisin, oak, light cherry and char. Well-blended flavors of caramel, chocolate raisin, vanilla, coffee, whiskey, sweet cherry and oak. Finish has some light char, salt and soy that provide a nice drying balance. The small head manages to leave some beautiful lacing all over the glass. Medium-heavy body is smooth and lightly sticky. Best of the five in the paradox series Iíve sampled to date.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoth (513) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2009
Pours dark brown, black in the glass, with a medium tan head, some lacing. Smells strongly of scotch, oak and alcohol, with some peat, coffee, and pear undertones. Medium-thick velvety body. In the taste, imperial stout characteristics come through more strongly, complimented by scotch notes. Thereís big malt flavors up front; molasses, dark chocolate, plum, and coffee, with some oak. Has a slightly dry, mineral edge, and a medium bitter finish. Nicely balanced. A wonderful imperial stout.


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