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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 010)

BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 010)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Bottle; Special.
Brewdog Paradox aged in an Imperial whisky cask.
Note: Some bottles of this batch may have been mis-labeled as Batch 001. However, they will also say Speyside on the bottle and are not to be confused with the Islay Batch 001.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20675) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
Bottled at RBESG. Very dark brown, small beige head. Licorice aroma. Sweet and tarry with thick mouthfeel. The whisky is more restrained than in most Paradoxes, lying in the background of tar and licorice. Salty finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bierkoning (10911) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle. Almost black and opague. The aroma has dark chocolate, cream and hints of oak and peat. Malty sweet flavor with oak and peat, followed by dark chocolate and toffee. The single malt whisky is well noticed and adds to the character. Well balanced and delicious beer, maybe still a bit young.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekstedt (5840) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
Sampled at the RSBEG08 grand tasting. Dark copper brown with medium beige head. Soft roasted notes with a touch of alcohol, and clear notes of whiskey and wood. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 RBESG2008: From 33 cL bottle, thanks to Magic_dave6. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully diminished tan head. Solid vanilla and roasted malt aroma. Dry and alcohol dense roasted malt flavour with a solid vanilla flavour. Goes into a finish with a warming alcohol burn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
I’m pretty sure this is the same as the batch 11 speyside batch, which is what im going to rate. Bottle from oddbins kilmarnock rd in shawlands, pours nearly opaque with a tan head. By far the most sessionable paradox, hides the 10% extremely well probably more than any other beer, chocolate brownie taste with only meer hints of whisky, wood flavour comes in the form of creamy vanilla and i find little hint of grain in this beer. not the best in the line probably the most drinker friendly and sessionable though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle at home ... Deep black ... slightlt sweet roast malts ... sweet fruity ... little toasted oats ... Although description (as i write) says whiskey cask i think this is as sherry cask, and if not getting the level of whiskey that i get from some of the others... In many ways this seems more balanced.

Bottle at home... dark black ... soft roast ... sweet tofee malts nose .. creamy malts ...soft fruits ... mellow toffee ... mellow toffee creamy malts ... little dusty .. soft toffe fruits ... 3.5 ... think its maybe tiring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, whiskey and coffee notes. Flavor likewise with woody notes and a bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Bottle, thanks to Magic_Dave. Thanks! Pours a deep, dark red with a thin head. Aroma of dark fruits, whisky, tannic sourness. Taste is dryer than expected... whisky, dark fruits, pepper. Medium bodied... quite nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle in Blackfriars. Aroma is typical paradox, roasty and burnt malts, chocolate, slight wet grassy hay character, whisky is not too noteable, though adds a pepperyness. Taste is similar, though clearly the thinnest of all the paradox so far and most drinkable, the whisky shows itself in the finish and adds an ashy alcoholic note to it, finishes quickly though. Possibly the most whisky like mouthfeel of all of them and least stout like, But t the same time least whisky character in it?

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