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BrewDog Paradox Springbank (Batch 017)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Scottish Malt Whisky Casks Rock!

Their ruggedly robust beauty, character, captivating aromas and unique Scottish heritage is completely spellbinding.

This edition of Paradox sees our Imperial Stout aged for six months in specially selected Springbank whisky casks. This maturation process results in the whisky flavours and aromas being infused deep into our beer.

Made in Scotland, Paradox combines BrewDog’s craft brewed beer with the finest malt whisky casks.

To release the true character, complexity and depth of flavours in this beer please enjoy it at room temperature, unless you live in an igloo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (3144) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is light whisky, oaky, chocolate, taste is quite sweet, toffee, vanilla, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11022) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is whiskey, malt, coffee. Flavour is whiskey, roasted malt, coffee, peat, alcohol. Full body. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
BB Jan 14. Not sure when I bought this but must be at least 2 years old. Going really well - dark roast, peaty, boozy but not at crazy levels. The nose promises a dense mouthful but translates more modestly (not a bad thing). Must have a couple of years left?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4565) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2014
330 ml bottle. A dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is milder than expected, malt, whisky, oak and slightly roasted with a hint of peat. Flavor is sweet malty, a hint of oak and whisky with balanced bitterness. Fine body and pleasant aftertaste. Well-made and really pleasant beer with a lighter whisky impression than normally for the Paradox.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2014
Bottle. An almost black one, topped by a small, tan head. The aroma is surprisingly neutral, meaty and roasted with a light whisky, boozy touch. Some faint vanilla hints and alcohol. The flavor has a nice bitterness to deal with the sweetness, and lots of flavors of whisky, meat and roasted malts. Full-bodied and warming. Lasting finish with lots of good flavors. A pretty nice one, tasteful but not extremely nice. Fun fact, by accident drank at the BB date. 140110

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of malt, roasted grains, peat, smoke, nuts and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, peat, some smoked notes and dark berries. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, oats, peat, smoke, strong cough syrup. Flavor is salty, dry, roast, marine, cocoa, black cherry. Finish is roast, coffee, cola, herbal. Lingering coffee. Body is surprisingly light, weak to average carbonation. Meh, not that great...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4602) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
shared by VT, thanks bro. pours dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention. burnt caramel, doughy and flakey roasted oats, bold and disturbing peat, plain smoke, vanilla, booze, hint of fruits. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily but not that heavy, sweetness, short grassy-peppery finish. lack of balance and barrel treatment did not add complexity or anything else other than plain smoke. DP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1326) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Effervescence presque nulle dans ce breuvage couleur cola, relativement mince et assez odorant (caramel, café, whisky). En bouche, on perçoit des arômes de toffee, d’alcool fort et à la toute fin, de café tout juste chocolaté. Saveurs intéressantes, belle complexité, mais on l’attendait un peu plus fonceuse, et les houblons sont trop discrets. Au final, des points boni pour l’originalité, mais ses défauts la ramènent quelque peu en arrière.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (949) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Bière noire, svelte, peu mousseuse avec un nez boisé, torréfié, vanillé, chocolaté... En bouche, la bière montre des notes de café, de bois sec, de fruits rouges. C’est vraiment très bon, mais la texture est étonnement mince pour ce qui est présenté sur les papilles.

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