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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: 97   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (1638) - 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 (3583) - 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 símores (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.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kevin (2046) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2008
dak brown-smells like vanilla, & unground coffee beans & alcohol. thin nutty chocolate notes- yes, like nutter butter w/chocolate. scotch flavor is a bit in the background. extremely light chocolate is making me extremely happy. almond butter notes. this has competing and different flavors throughout. that always seem to work well together. 3 10 8 5 16

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8850) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2008
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and some spicy scotch. Flavor is sweet, caramel, chocolate, booze, charred wood. The more I taste of these the more I really appreciate them.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with orange extremities and a small tan head. A swirl leaves nice, high legs. The aroma is brown sugar, roasted barley, vanilla, some sweet oak, and little bits of chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is rich bitter chocolate, sweet smooth Scotch, little bits of vanilla, coffee, and charcoal. Once in a while I get a pleasant smoky note. The finish is ashy and bittersweet with a coffee-ish aftertaste. This is one of the better beers in the Paradox series.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Black. Long creamy head. Aroma: Roasted malt, light chocolate. Flavor: Licorice, roasted malt, scotch. Warm alcohol finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (7771) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 27, 2008
Viscous-pouring dark brown beer with orange highlights to medium, dense & reasonably stable tan head. Chocolate very obvious in the nose, breadcrust, fresh coffeepowder, vanilla, but remarkably little alcohol. Strong coffee taste, quite bitter (both hops and burnt black coffeebeans) with expresso/mocha sweetness lurking behind. Very burnt/stout character. Rather spritzy MF, strange for such a heavy, oily, viscous beer with some alcoholwarming. Much more stout/coffee-like than any of the other Paradox casks; alcohol/whisky character however much more discreet. <i> Big thanks to Darren! </i>

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2008
Bottle, Criterion, Leicester. Very dark brown with an off white head. Roasty malt aroma with some woodiness. Goes down smooth. Luckilly the whisky flavours are realatively understated and the alcohol is quite well masked so as not to blight this. Not a huge amount in the finish. Not bad, but not nearly as good as ’they’ probably think it is and hard to really see why this is so pricey.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnutAlbert (5999) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2008
Bottle from a London Oddbin. Tar-like darkenss, thin film of a head. Whisky, tar and molasses in the aroma. Some beers could be rated just by looking and sniffing. Strong whisky charater cutting through, playing with the velvety stout, ending up in a warming finish. Some oak and vanilla lingering. Close to perfect.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2008
12 oz bottle. Opaque brown pour with an oily tan head. Coffee, bittersweet/belgian cocoa, whiskey, oak, hops and overripe dark fruit (esp. plum/prune) in the nose. Boozy. Lots of coffee and whiskey flavor, oak, vanilla, sweet stickiness. Soy. Under carbonated, but probably to be expected. Silky, almost greasy, mouthfeel. Seems to work better than the Islay version that Iíve had, fairly well balanced with an appropriate amount of whiskey and oak. Overall, a terrible value, these beers are over priced to the max (more than $1.00/oz at Whole Foods, yes, I am a sucker).


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