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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 005)

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


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 blackfriars cask,solid black,little peaty roast maltlots lf roast coffee and malts, bit rough round edges but that’s the whiskey and me. brbrTK2 cask Aberdeen Beer festival 07 ... yup as i said :-) bottle at home APE2012... deep brown ...black... mellow whisky chocolate nose .. little cardboard ... dark chocolate malts ... still quite nice 3.6. Bottle at home Dec 2013 ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft blackcurrant roast ... juicy fruits ... beuitful smell ... soft fruits ... very thin body .. very fruits ... loads of blackcurrant ... defintly too thin but itsvery swet and juicy fruits ...soft and floral blackcurrent ... 3.8 very sweet and juicy

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
vadersnightcap (80) - SCOTLAND - SEP 1, 2007
Brilliant! The Paradox beers are very very good. I still slightly prefer the Grain whisky one but they are both amazing. pours gorgeously and wickedly dark, deep, thick and rich with a lovely head. the flavours reminded me of toffee apples and fudge brownies with a balancing rip dark fruit bitter tingle to finish it off. speyside whisky flavours written all over it.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
leaparsons (9100) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RoyceH (1197) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21867) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (15303) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5967) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (31416) - 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.

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