BrewDog Paradox Grain (15%)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
Keg and bottle, special
March 2013 release
This is the latest release of our awesome Paradox series, where we take our signature 15% imperial stout and mature it in different ways. Paradox Grain has been matured in ex bourbon whisky barrels. Wonderful oak notes complimented by smooth vanilla, rich treacle, stewed fruits and decadent chocolate.
ABV: 15%
Malts: Marris Otter, Dark Crystal, Caramalt, Chocolate Malt, Roast Barley
Hops: Galena, Bramling Cross
Twist: Aged in Scottish grain whisky casks

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
danlo (2750) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewdog online. Pours black with a beige foam head that dissipates away. Aroma of whisky, earthy dark malt, roast, molasses. Taste is malt, roasted, sweet, dark fruits, caramel, treacle, leather, woody oak, vanilla, raisins, with warm boozy whisky notes. Smooth mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy whisky booze finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RuneStumo (2626) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
15.08.2015. 0,33l Bottle. Black colour with almost no head. Carbonation is soft. Aroma is dark malts, dark chocolate, very soft roasted malts, soft vanilla and soft whiskey. Very subtile beer. Strong and very rich and powerfull. Good!!! LOts of flavours of dark malts, alcohol, burnt candy sugar abd caramel, Aftertaste is bitter with soft notes of more dark malts, vanilla and caramel. OMG this is one of the best beers I habe ever tasted!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nihtila (3157) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 28, 2015
28.1.2015. Thick black brew with brown head. Intense roasted aroma, with sweet vanilla, whiskey, liquorice. Taste is roasty, quite sweet with hints of whiskey notes - sweet vanilla, oak. Quite sweet but delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kayres (843) - , Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Black no head. Pours thinner than i would have expected. Huge smokey cask aroma. Medium Bodied and very very smooth. Fairly dry and velvetyy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tfredvik (1830) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2014
Of course this is a truly wonderful beer, just like every other beer in the Paradox series Ive had. But how much imprint do the barrels leave on the final product? How different is this the Grain from e.g. the Jura or Isle of Islay? I guess youll need to do direct comparison in order to discern any obvious differences. My tasting notes for this beer look strikingly similar to the ones I did for the two earlier mentioned beers. To sum up: black body with a small, medium brown, short-lived head. The aroma is very strong and has lovely notes of dark chocolate, dark caramel and other roasted elements, vanilla and very well integrated alcohol with just a hint of whisky without any peat. The intense flavour follows the aroma, with additional notes of coffee. Smooth and oily texture, full body and soft carbonation. Moderate sweet taste with a heavy bitter long-lasting finish. Superb beer, and I cant wait to open the Heaven Hill Ive got in my beer cellar, although I assume it will taste very much the same as this one.
[33 cl bottle, batch 46, enjoyed 8.5 years before BB date, from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Countbeer (6284) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle: Thanks Inbreak: Served in a Chouffe glass: Medium to smaller sized lively brown head. Pitch black colored beer. Aromas of bay leaf, oat, horse feeder, whiskey, liquorice, prunes, soy, some thick brown sugars, liquorice... Flavours of whiskey, mocha, some liquorice, prunes, bitter and spice, some roast, bay leaf an dark chocolate, some soy... Balanced and smooth. 15%? Damn. Wouldnt say it either! Well done! Aftertaste is a mix of dark chocolate, toffee, bitters, roast, some bay leaf, hint of cacoa and some soy. Low carbo, soft light watery light creamy mouthfeel, fuller bodied and a light sticky soft spiced texture. Balanced. Somewhat smooth. Very interesting! Classy! Very well done!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (11635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours black, rich roasty stout, some chocolate, strong whisky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (4205) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Colour is deep black with zero head. Aroma of cherry, oak, and vanilla. Taste is liquorice, vanilla, treacle and warming alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rarbring (2288) - Linkping, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2014
Overall: Sweet, bourbon, vanilla.
Note: On-tap at De Klomp. Reviewed 2014-06-14.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23295) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
6th May 2014
Opaque black - brown beer, pale tan head. Palate is airy and dry. Fine and mild carbonation. Airy rich dark malt with rich chocolate. Tangy bourbon. Whisper of alcohol spice and a little warmth. Dark fruits before the airy finish that carry on in to the aftertaste. Well joined up.

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