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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: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   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.

nsquishee's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
nsquishee (632) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Awesome bourbon and coffee aroma. Tastes good with nice flavors of charred bourbon barrel, coffee, chocolate, and bourbon spice. Very nice, just wish it had a not more body/thickness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (3345) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottled. Pours black with a small, tan head leaving a good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, whiskey and alcohol. Sweet flavor, leading to a dry alcoholic finish. Full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A powerfull and excellent Impy. ★★★★

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7230) - Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a thin beige film. The aroma and flavor have strong barrel character, but not as bad as the other treatments and I still get some of the character from the beer, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, wood, scotch whiskey, more drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle at Craigs tasting. Light spice, sweet whisky, chocolate, silky, bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lonick (792) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Blackcurrant and whisky on the nose. Caramel sweetness, woody, whisky , thin its does not linger as one would expect, good not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (7027) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Last Bottle of the night at Craigs - thanks again! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of light peat whisky and spice. Taste is roast bitter and boozy. Finishes surprisingly short, but very glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2013
Darkest brown, gurning tan head. Twisty lightly peated head, neat and a wee bit plasticy. Earthy malt, spicey and peppery with the faintest scummy banana sweetness. Dried out, woody, spread out chipped oat. Wee bit airy finish, lacking the bite Id hoped for.

Bottle, Black Friday Tasting, from the hallowed CGarvieUK cellar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnmike (1071) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Shared a 12 ounce bottle of this. 2009 best by date. $12 for the bottle. Complex palate, but got a bit too much sweetness and starchiness with the age.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (4777) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon NC. Marked 005 06/06/09 on the bottle. Pours a deep cola brown with a scant head. Aroma of oak and whiskey. Flavors also include chocolate and licorice and a hint of leather. Quite complex. Low carbonation. Slight bitter finish. A complex and tasty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle from Charleston Beer Exchange. it pours black with a medium tan head. The nose is sweet vanilla, fudge, toffee, coffee, wood, light oxidised notes, toast, cocoa powder and earth. The taste is roasted malt, toast, sweet coffee, vanilla, toffee, some acidity, fudge, mild activity, earth, light alcohol warmth and decent bitterness with a dry, roasty finish. Medium-full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Smooth and big wood character, yet quite mellow. Has agred rather gracefully.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Black in color with khaki head. Smoke and peat on the nose with a lot of roast. Coffee, dark chocolate, metal, and soap. Some mild caramel sweetness on the finish. The flavor is quite smokey, peaty, and soapy. Some bitter chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. A bit of caramel, oak, and alcohol.

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