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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 010)

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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   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
(330ml bottle) Purchased at Brewery Creek in Vancouver, BC. Pours a thing, brown, dissipating head atop an opaque body. Smokey aroma. Woody nose with some burnt sugar and soya sauce. Flavour is very smooth for 10%, vanilla, soy and chocolate. Very good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
Pours nearly solid black with a creamy light brown head that fades into a small ring. Aroma of mild whiskey, chocolate malt, vanilla, oat, molasses, raisin, honey, smoke. Taste is deliciously roasty with a mild buttery texture that is not over the top like some barrell beers. Finishes with a slight cocoa/hop bitterness. Soft and smooth texture, dynamic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11554) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle. [thank you, cgarvieuk]
Pours deep brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Fair lacing and okay duration. Sweet aroma, some bitter chocolate and very light whiskey-notes. Some tar, oak, vanilla, coffee as well. Low carbonation, fine and dry creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is surprisingly bitter and dry, not as velvety as some other Paradox. Coffee, chocolate, hops, oak, tannins, hard roasted malts. Fine, lingering bitter coffee finish with light whiskey notes. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tlind2 (1332) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 23, 2009
330 ml bottle, batch number unknown. Black color, bare wisp of a tan head. Whiskey and dark malts in the aroma, as well as some chocolate. The flavor contains additional whiskey notes, notably vanilla. Molasses, coffee and dark malts are present as well, along with some dark wood. High ABV is well-hidden. Full body, low carbonation. Thick mouthfeel. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a mostly black body with a thin lacing. Molasses, caramel and chocolate malt. Woody whiskey notes and a light roast y malt body. Sweet with a slick warming and some light smoke notes. A bit cloying but that’s fine amidst the warming. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
23rd August 2008. Well integrated whiskey, Bitter chocolate and some bitter coffee in the finish. Rich and rewarding.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7882) - Enghien, BELGIUM - NOV 15, 2009
bb 01/01/10 # 010 pours dark brown, off-white head aroma is malty, hints of vanilla, roast, coffee and caramel. flavor, whiskey and wood, caramel malts with some hints of roast and chocolate. Sweet vanilla. Beer retained a thin peat/ash mouthfeel. Finish has nice notes of whiskey/wood and warming abv.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2009
12oz bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a deep coffee brown with a small bubbly light beige head, not much lacing. Not as much peat on the nose of this one, more like bourbon. Also lots of wood tannin and chocolate. Flavor also holds lots of dry wood and cocoa, interesting. I’m glad this one is a little different than the other versions.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CapnCascade (116) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2009
Pours dark brown, hint of ruby, wispy tan head with slight retention. Aromas of wood, resin, smoke, peat, cocoa, and burnt sugar. Brown sugar and resinous alcohol flavors predominate; long, burnt/bitter finish. Mouthfeel is creamy without being overpowering with some gentle carbonation. Spectacular, just like the rest of the Paradox series, though I think I still prefer the Paradox Grain.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7387) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2009
Bottled, BB 1/1/2010. Poured thin medium brown with a dusting, a ring, and a pool of beige head. The aroma picked up candied toffee and whiskey sweetness first and foremost over an even sweeter caramel and chocolate base.. from what I recall (and I’m too lazy to look back at my ratings), this is significantly different from the other Paradoxes I’ve tried, which were all rather similar to me.. some heavy malt in there, but no real indicator of boozage. The flavor opened with syrupy dark malts including sweeter chocolate, molasses, and some soy.. caramel gave more support than flavor.. more vanilla than anything else from the barrel, but there was some soft, sweet whiskey on the back and some oak and warmth after the swallow.. very much candied and sweet overall. Medium-bodied with only a decent interplay between the slick fore and a tacky malt feel and residual bitterness on the finish.. overall the barrel treatment didn’t do a whole lot here, but it was a decent drinker.


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