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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 005)

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle & cask; Special.
NOTE: Marked batch 005 on the bottle label. Matured in a Glen Moray 1992 cask although this is not detailed on the label.
This edition sees our Imperial Stout aged for several months in specially selected Speyside malt whisky casks. This maturation process results in the whisky flavours and aromas being infused deep into our beer.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rogermoore (34) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2007
Great whisky black beer again. simlar to the grain one and I like it lots. I have to say there are very good. Chocolate, smooth drinking cholcolate mixed with orange vodka.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (8303) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2007
Cask, Peterborough Fest 07. Black with no head. Aromas are mollasses with earthy malts. Dark syrup with pine hops. Rich some smoky notes. Flavours are very rch and malty with roast coffee notes and dark chocolate. Gritty and smoky with an oily palate. Addictive and powerful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - AUG 30, 2007
Cask, Blackfriars, Glasgow, RBESG 07. Very dark ruby, thin film of tan head. Nose is imperial stout maltiness, slightly sweet with some grainy, slightly peaty, salty seaweed. Mouth is malty, salty seaweed, touch fo sweet alcohol, menthol and vanilla. Some fruitiness in there. Palate lasts salty and vanilla, with a bit of sweetness too for balance. Absolutely superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19925) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Black, no head. Aroma of tar and licorice. Sweet and boldly malty with lots of substance. There’s chocolate and asphalt. The whisky is much less evident than in the other versions of Paradox that I’ve tried. It’s also more balanced. That however takes some of the curiousity away, so I’m not really sure if I prefer it more than those.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow) Very dark, almost black color, small brown head. Oily, malty chocolate aroma, viol notes, licorice, tar and with woody notes. Great chocolate flavor, oaky, malty, licorice and milky, creamy notes. Huge palate, a bit salty. Very nice bitte licorice and cocoa finish. Chin Chin! Huge thanks, Tom!

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Very interesting beer from this new scottish micro. Whisky tinged aroma with oak and vanilla also a little light and dark fruit. smoth chocolate stout with more whisky tones. very unusual but very very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 28, 2007
Cask conditioned at Blackfriars, Glasgow, as "Brewdog Paradox Glen Moray Edition #3". Weighs in at 10% ABV - not quite your average pint at the pub! Black colour, ruby in the highlights. Very nice vinous aroma with strong oaky notes. Very oaky flavour, roasty and relatively sweet. Salty finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29802) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Cask at Blackfriars, Glasgow - had several pints of this over two days at RBESG 2007. Aged in Glen Moray casks. A pitch black beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet amlty with strong notes of roasted malt and whiskey. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of alcohol, whiskey, and roasted malt, as well as hints of smoke. I found it a bit sharp on the alcohol the first night, and much more mellow on the second - which made it very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask handpull at Blackfriars. Round of applause for Tom for getting this on for the gathering. Totally black with a thin tan rim. Heavy chocolate and extreme blackcurrant aroma. Smells very much like a Ribena stout. Slight smoky malt with some wooden notes and old school cough sweets. Flavour is a gorgeous impy stout with just a faint hint of the whiskey barrel but it is clearly there. Liquorice and dark smoky malt. So intense yet wonderfullly mellow at the same time. Alcohol is hidden remarkably well considering the strength. Only hint of its real power is at the finish with just a slight sharpness at the edges but no real burn. Ok there is some but not much. Very impressive stuff. Ooh some pineapple appears. Gloriously complex yet dangerously mellow and drinkable. Incredibly smooth in the palate. Drank waaaaay too much of this on the night. Between us all we polished off 50 something pints of this and when we were kicked out of Blackfriars at the end of the night Sim and I ended up drinking it from an Orval bottle wandering through the streets of Glasgow. (Expert pouring by the way Ian!) Great memory of a great night enhanced considerably by the quality of this beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2007
Cask at Blackfriars during RBESG 07. Huge thanks to Tom for getting this on. I had a single shot of Glen Moray (the whisky casks used for this one) at the Bon Accord and you could definitely see the hints of that coming through. Black, ruby edges, thin beige head. Lovely whisky Speyside aroma. Very vanilla and tangerine. Good vanilla pod flavour. Oily, some coffee/milk chocolate. Nice, alcohol is a little burning. I was still drinking this at 01.00 in the morning on way back to hotel. Oh my head.


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