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BrewDog Paradox Macallan (Batch 011)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle Conditioned, Special;
Imperial Stout aged in a former 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5784) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Medium brown pour with off white head and lace. Burnt coffee, medium chocolate, and abv on the nose. Abv, chocoffee with a very good finishing bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2009
Wow is this stuff expensive. Thanks Jimmack for sharing. Very rich and boozy with soem wood and molasses. Sweet and syrupy, definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12387) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle bought @ De Molen. Deep dark brown color. Almost opague. Salt, dark chocolate and notes of whisky in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with dark chocolate, raisin, oak, whisky and dried fruit. Well balanced, the whisky lingers on in the background in a most pleasant way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Butters (4045) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2009
Sampled at Beerhawk’s Beer Gods in the Boro, aka 1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, By God Beer God Gathering, BG1K Tasting. Dark brown pour with small tan head. Chocolate, coffee, nice and roasty. But hella expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2667) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5741) - 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 don’t think Macallan spends much time in the sherry cask anyway.

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