RateBeer
Home >

BrewDog Paradox Springbank (Batch 017)

 (RETIRED)
overall
97
64
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

distribution
unknown

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (37272) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 22, 2009
Bottle 33cl. @ home.
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium brown color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, burnt, chocolate, wood, peat - smoke, alcohol, medicine. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090206]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33547) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma is smoked and dark roasted malt. Dark roasted malty and wooden. Smooth roasted malty and light wooden whiskey. Smooth whiskey and wooden finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2010
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, and over ripe fruits. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt, alcohol, and whiskey, leading to a dry, bitter, and coffee finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25075) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours pitch black with a small, rough beige head. Hard roast nose with a little tar. Solid body, low carbonation, hard roast malt and some smoke. Malt astringent finish. 261010

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2010
Bottle at Ungstrup. Dark brown coloured with a small beige head. Roasted aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of whisky. Roasted flavour of dark chocolate, hops, liquorice and oak. Hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (21503) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2009
Reddish amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is slight smoked malts and some caramel malts as well as mild notes of chocolate. Flavour is sweet malts, alochol and some slight liquorice notes,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16802) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
7th April 2010
Very dark brown beer, just about transparent. Lactose sweet malt nose. Light semi soft palate. Light lactose sweet dark malt. Very subtle whisky with even more subtle peat. A little chocolate. Smooth, sweet, light - very nicely done.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2009
Bottle at home ... Deep black thin tan head ... Nioce lovely deep chocolate and roast malt nose ... smokey light iodine roast ... not as nice and aroma... whiskey isnt heavy in alcohol but is in flavour ... little vanilla.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14669) - 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (14460) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2009
33cl bottle from Oddbins on London Bridge. Love that shop. Ok, I’ve made no secret from the fact that I’d rather drink Rip Tide than a Paradox. Rip Tide is such a drinkable impy stout and you can see the base beer trying to get out. This though is surprisingly good. It enhances the base beer rather than completely taking it over. Good dark choc. Good vanilla and ice cream, like vanilla ice cream with a choc ripple. A little grainy/powdery somewhere. Good subtle whisky flavour there. Really drinkable. Makes you want to drink it again.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 16


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50