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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2009
33cl bottle. Almost black, coarse tiny beige head. Mellow vanilla nose, smooth and little creamy, some licorice, woodiness and honey like macallan. Flavor has more licorice and molasses, mild wood chips and whiskey alcoho, not too disturbing tho. Slightly coarse Apotekís salmiak finish. Not that thick palate, low carbonation, could be a bit smoother. Not that bold, just like most speyside malts Iíve had. But I do like Macallans, donít get me wrong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2009
Bottle 33cl.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, vanilla, smoked notes. Flavor is heavy heavy sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. [20090724]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a headless oily black with a pungent earthy spicy nose - lots of molasses. Flat watery sweet malt taste (this canít be a stout!) gives way to alco-burn, hops, and strong whisky finish. This is a slow-sipper for sure! Very spicy, licorice, vanilla, not at all roasty or thick, more like a strong Scotch ale. Very tasty but in small quantities!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2009
Bottled (as Paradox Speyside (Batch 11), had in London in August). Deep ambery brown colour with small beige head. Aroma is whiskybarrel, some mild plum, raisins, berries, mild earth and fruityness. Flavour is fruits, some wood, caramel malts, mild liquorice, some slight vanilla and also a very sweet alcohol stinging note. Probably the sweetest BrewDog Paradox Iíve had so far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear, reddish brown with a rough, beige head. Lightly peaty smoke in the nose, also hard roasted malt and some alcohol. Quite full-bodied, fruity - dried fruit - vanilla and hard burned malts. Distinct malt bitterness. 240709

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (4272) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
Pours a deep, opaque sable with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent tan head. Aroma is strong and smoky with undertones of coffee and unsweetened chocolate as well as a firm overtone of whiskey. Flavor is smoky and a little malty with a firm whiskey bite as well as hints of unsweet chocolate, coffee and toffee - downright lip-smacking. Texture is thick and oily-smooth, leaving a good tingle as it goes down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2009
From the Bottle at Dr Billís Tasting Falling Rock Tap House, Denver 09/10/2008 Whisky aroma. Dark red coloured and strong in alcohol with a crisp and bitter lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2009
Dark brown with red glimts and medium sized beige head. The aroma had burned malt, dark chocolate, smoke and wood. Flavour had burned malt, smoke, wood, dark bitter chocolate and vanilla. Finished with warming alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 21, 2009
(Bottled) Very dark reddish brown with a small, beige and lacy head. Quite smoky, sweetish-syrupy-malty aroma with salty licorice, vanilla, and hints of peat. Flavor is salty-licoricey with tar, some smoke, vanilla, slightly sweet malt. Medium body with evident but warming and not disturbing alcohol, and very soft and low carbonation. Very tasty and quite balanced, although maybe a bit thin in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2009
Bottle at home ... deep brown red ... thin tan head ... lovely chocolate nose ... deep roast ... light smokey ... lots of roast ... quite a lot of whiskey in linger... again chocolate ... easily drinkable.

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