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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: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
radioscooter (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Hits the glass black, soapy head. Not thick, quick to dissipate. Swirling leaves light syrup on glass. Smell is smoky campfire, peat, medicinal. Gads. This could almost be a Rauchbier. Yeesh. What is up with this ashtray. I llove this brewery too. Gresh. Two sips and its to the sink. My bad for not believing the name. Think firemanís pants after a 3 alarm blaze, a pack of Marlboros, a campfire and burning tar on the road. Cheers guys, this has to be someoneís favorite style.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2011
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 A solid Imperial Stout, yet not quite ready for greatness. Paradox Speyside has everything you want in a good whisky-aged stout, yet does nothing to differentiate itself from the pack. Plus, it could be because this bottle Iím consuming is 5-day-old Coke flat. No bubbles. Should I not rate it? Because it still tastes pretty good as a cold, coffee-like beverage, and the Speyside is apparent throughout the beer as you drink it. If only it had bubbles, it might be classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUL 22, 2010
11.2 oz bottle from the Four Firkins. Deep brown almost black pour with a nice tan head. Initial aroma is like somebody dumped a shot of Scotch in the glass. Flavor is pretty much the same but itís not coming off as alcohol "hot", just the whisky flavor. Finish is a bit smokey with some chocolate notes. Itís not coming off as a whisky infusion as much as a the whisky flavor side by side a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2010
(bottle batch 010 best by 12/12/09) Cellar temp. Pours a slightly murky thin darker cola color with a small thin bubbly light tan head. Aroma is a bit fruity, hint of smoke, salt, english yeast, dry chocolate maybe. Flavor is quite a bit more delicious, has a fruity quality, lots of tobacco and super similar to a well aged trappist, dry smoke, dry smooth chocolate, lovely balanced scotch aftertaste, great balance, love the dryness, super smooth and milky but extremely drinkable. Medium bodied, thinner, not sticky, easy drinking, milky sensation, faint larger carbonation. Delicious and possibly my favorite of the 3 Iíve tried so far!!!! For certain my favorite so far, very smooth and balanced, aged well, chocolate, tobacco, light fruit, and balanced scotch, love it!.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2010
Bottle from State Line. Pours deep black with tan head. Nose is chocoff, dark malt, molasses, some rauchy, with a somewhat light palated flavor, dark malt, chocoff, oaky, with a lot of late heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6624) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2010
330ml Bottle - Black in colour. Whisky, smoked malt, chocolate and dried fruit feature in the aroma. Shoe leather, whisky, plain chocolate, roasted coffee and hints of dried fruit feature in the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
asheft (2922) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
[bottle--thanks, fonefan!; says Speyside, batch 017] Aroma is vinous chocolate and coffee enveoloped in a whisky barrel vanilla and peat. Thick, opaque black appearance with light brown ring and wisps. Biscuity and cereal grainy malt flavour are complimented well by the gentle peat and vanilla oak accents. Not off balance at all. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, liquorice comes in the finish with gentle dark malt bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24904) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. Pitch black colour, with small beigeish brown head. Aroma is oak, some whisky, mild coffee and chocolate as well. Roasted malts and toffee is also there. Flavour is vanilla, oak, some roasted malts, mild sticky whiskyish alcohol like notes as well as some chocolate. Hides the alcohol quite nicely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2010
330mL bottle, pours black with a dark brown head. Aroma of whiskey, oak, wood and caramel malts. Flavour of whiskey, oak, vanilla, coffee and chocolate, with a whiskey finish. Very good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2010
Pours a dark colour light thin head which dissipates quickly smooth woody vanilla sweet taste with a slick wet palate and a light alc. taste that blends well

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