BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 002)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.92/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottled & cask; Special.
This limited edition (002) sees a 8% Imperial Stout matured in a specially selected ex Duncan Taylor & Co Invergordon 1965 single grain whisky cask.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2007
Bottle from rickgordon. Black with small white head. Sweet and roasted malt. Heavy body and strong alcohol in taste. nice balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bov (12637) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 1, 2007
courtesy of fiulijn - clear black coloured with a poor remianing foam; slightly roasted and smokey, aroma of pralines, wood and vanilla; oily, creamy mouthfeel and a robust malt body; solidly bitter; long aftertaste of chocolate and vanilla - very rich and robust

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2008 bottle at blackfriars- this was a bit of heaven, poured like used engine oil. smell of whiskey is prevelant some vanilla and chocolate. tastes like some sort of chocolate rum cake. the whiskey is a bit overpowering, but in the best way possible. by far the best beer Ive had in all of scotland. it is the kind of beer you treat yourself to once every three months.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fin (10382) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2007
Bottle, many thanks to Craig aka cgarvieuk for this beer Poured dark brown with an off white head. Great aroma with some oak, vanilla and gentle wafts of whisky. This tasted glorious, the whisky whilst very evident was wonderful in a stout and tasted smooth and honey like in fact both me and my dad felt that it tasted more like Drambuie than a normal whisky. Wonderful flavours of vanilla and oak swishing around, and a lovely chocolatey creaminess only added to this beer, and whilst Ive had beers with whisky added in one form or another before, to have it in a stout albeit leaching from the casks rather than crudely added was quite easily the best type of beer thus far to carry what can often be quite overpowering, excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (6681) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2007
Bottle (33 cl) provided by rickgordon. Dark opaque brown small and short beige head. Sharply roasted malt aromas with mellow notes of wood and vanilla, and a clear touch of whiskey and alcohol. Medium to heavy bodied with silky smooth mouthfeel. Nicley balanced.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
vintagefergie (21) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2007
Bought from Website Beautiful. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose, Nice balance of cofee, cholcolate, oak and vanilla. Also hints of blackberries and even rasperries in the mouth. Very complex and smooth and strong! 10%abv. Superb British beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rickgordon (3870) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 1, 2007
Bottle in Glasgow, as well as on draught at Blackfriars. Pitch black colour. I love beers like these, where the barrel, and what comes from it, does not take over. Mellow whiskey and vanilla notes in aroma. Sweet, dark maltiness, yet on the soft side with bit of smoke. The 10% abv is nicely masked(for those of us who had just 1 pint). Good soft sweetness. Bit salty behind. Here, the InverGordon cask gave this beer that perfect additions from the cask

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tipsytoad (85) - JERSEY - AUG 30, 2007
Wonderful rich aroma of coffee and vanilla, with a whisky wiff and slight smokiness as it passes down the throat. The whisky becomes more evident down the bottle but always remains second to the rich stout flavour. Intense and innovative. Excellent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (24781) - Tyres, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Bottled at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Black as night. Evident woody whisky aroma. Sweet and full bodied with tar and warming whisky. Salty and intense. Not as out there as the islay version, but still heavily whicky flavoured. Very flavourful and very cool.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (18843) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
(RBESG 2007, Blackfriars, Glasgow) Black color, small head. Whisky aroma, smoky, some vanilla notes. Roasted flavor, whisky, licorice and vanilla. Great oily palate.

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