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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


on tap


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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Pours a dark and translucent mahogany brown color with a small, bubbly, tan colored edge. Minimal, spotty lacing rejoins the body. The aroma shows a chocolate and caramel malt base, with notes of long-since dried dark fruits and a kiss of peaty, smoky whiskey. Flavors reveal more choco-caramel, a good dose of vanilla, molasses, and permeating, woody whiskey. The alcoholic heat runs about average for the Paradox series, which is formidable, to say the least, but I believe that is what they are going for here. The mouthfeel runs a little thin for the style, but is indeed silky smooth and lowly carbonated, as it should be. Overall, a very enjoyable brew. Par for the Paradox course.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
(Bottle) Pours black. The aroma is fat malty with a medium roasted character of dark bread, coffee and dark chocolate alongside some mild woody and whisky-like notes. The flavour is medium to heavily roasted with notes of coffee, dark bread and dark chocolate. Whisky and wood is also present. The mouthfeel is fat and soft with a light oily touch. Medium bitter with a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2008
A Mes rate: Bottle that my lovely Mrs picked up from OddBins.
Pitch black and opaque with a thin tan head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and blackcurrant. Slight whisky but not over powering. Once in my mouth the whisky and the Riptide just never quite gel. The base is clearly the same, lovely imperial stout but the whisky just feels a little unrefined and, dare I say it, cheap. Certainly not as good as some of the other Paradoxes. Still a decent beer though. Lovely soft palate and typically brilliant alcohol hidage until you get an obvious belly glow. Good but not a show stopper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
(Bottle, Batch 10, BB 01/09/09) Pours a dark brown body with a bubbly off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, light licorice, and peat. Flavor of roasted malt, scotch, salt, and wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. Very dark brown with a small head. Not as well balanced as many of the others in the paradox series. Also a bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear orangey brown with a creamy, beige head. Sweetish and burned malt aroma with distinct alcohol. Quite full-bodied with lots of burned malt and light notes of wood. Burned malt bitterness with quite some alcohol present. 290608

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
Bottle 33cl.
Clear medium to dark brown - black color with a average, frothy - creamy, good lancing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, caramel, peat, licorice, woody. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long to average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (240508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4805) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Black to dark brown with just about no head. Light smoke smell also with wood, alcohol, and some sweetness. Taste is alcohol, yeasty, wood, vanilla, and wiskey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (15925) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
Bottled@RBESG Grand Tasting 2008
Almost pitch black color, small tan head. Strong Scotch whisky aroma. Soft start, some fruityness, licorice, Islay whisky, which bursts and dominates aftertaste. Quite good balance of flavors in this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rickgordon (3851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Grand Tasting, RBESG08. Dark brown colour. Dark malty, plummy, bit salty aroma. Fiery in mouth with good tarry whiskey blend and salty. Rounded mouthfeel with medium bitterness.

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