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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: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3240) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Bottle shared by someone at Spuyten... hell, it may have even been me. Big whiskey aroma, sweet and plummy, some salt. Sweet body, but a bit ashy from the barrel. Medium bodied and gentle, chalky with mild seaweed. Enjoyable and subtle but doesn’t have the complexity or delicacy of the best Paradox offerings.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8216) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle shared by puzzl. Dark brown beer with a fairly deep rich aroma. Chewy and sweet with a light kiss of barrel character. Lightly oaky with a light caramel character. Fairly dry and oaky finish. Quite nice. Pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2009
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil: Pours deep brown with a wispy bubbly tan head. The aroma is earthy, raisiny, some cocoa, and light oak is there. Slick and light on the palate. Dry-ish flavor. Light raisin sweetness underneath a smoky/peat note and oak. Pretty good, just lacking some nuances that other Speyside batches have had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 24, 2009
Poured a very deep brown color. Aged fruit and roasted malt aroma. Roasted sweet fruity malt flavor. Light Whisky. Warming. Dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Batch 010, bb 12/12/09. Dark black with red hints at the edges and a thin quick light tan head. Roasty and thin whiskey smoke aroma. Taste is like a nice smooth whiskey with a slightly roasty bitter malt base. Same as the 005, except it comes out a bit thinner in the body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle at Spuyten Duyvil - thanks to puzzl for sharing - kind of light in color for an imperial, which I remember the base beer being - minimal head - lightly doughy and fruity aroma - not picking up much of the whiskey there - the flavor, however, is quite earthy and peaty - you can taste the roast and sweetness of the base beer, but the whiskey becomes more and more noticeable as the beer warms - it never becomes overpowering, though - just a nice soft peaty character - pretty tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle. Very still cola body. Nose-cigarette smoke, cola nut, light cherry. Taste-light smoke, slightly on the thin side, nasty aftertaste, perfumey, light smoke, alcohol on the back end. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2009

Name: Paradox 010 Speyside
Date: October 13, 2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta
Appearance: black, frothy beige head
Aroma: sweet dark caramel and roasted malt aroma
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of caramel and vanilla sweetness, light balancing roasted and oak, bitterness comes in along with the roasted and leaves a long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1583) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2009
11.2 ounce bottle in snifter. Dark brown black with lasting ring and lace. Chocolate prune whiskey and wood aroma. Woody roasted chocolate mild fruity smokey medium bitter finish. Medium-full body and low carbo. This is a great sipper. I really enjoyed it. It was a challenging combination of assertive flavors, but I found myself wanting more and more. The whiskey and wood notes are just right. Excellent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 33 cl, bb 01/01/10. Opaque with a small, sort of lasting foam. Aromas of vanilla, toasted oak and smoky coffee. Flavor is campfire s’mores (chocolate, graham cracker, marshmallow and light smoke), coffee, and a nice little touch of oaked whiskey. Medium-heavy body is very lightly carbonated, watery and finishes woody-roasty dry.


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