BrewDog Paradox Grain (Batch 007)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle; Special.
NOTE: Marked batch 007 on the bottle label. Matured in a Carsebridge 1963 cask although this is not detailed on the label.
This bottle containes our Imperial Stout which has been matured in specially selected Scottish Grain whisky casks resulting in a complex vanilla overload and a unique whisky and beer fusion.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NMC01 (70) - DENMARK - JUN 26, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Pours lovely dark with quickly disappearing foam. Very intense vanilla flavours and sweet - maybe too sweet - taste. It lacks hops. Nice and exciting stout. I enjoy these barrel matured stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MiP (15407) - Snderborg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle, 10% at BF08. Batch 007. Very distinct vanilla aroma. Almost black colour, very small ligt brown head. The flavour has a nice, powerful vanilla aroma and aftertaste. Underneath it seems to be a quite malty, slightly sweet and rather alcoholic beer with some barley bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2008
33 cl bottle. Black color, beige head. Aroma is roasted malt and whisky. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, whisky. Sweet. Balanced and complex imperial stout!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DuffMan (9999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2008
Black oily pour with a slow-to-rise thin brown cap. Rich aromas of peaty scotch, bitter chocolate, vanilla. Oily silky palate, burnt malt with scotch-kissed dark chocolate and a hint of anise. Sweet and heavy, an oaky feel to it, with a pleasing bitter finish. Outstanding, and certainly the best beer Ive tasted to utilize the whiskey-and-beer marriage concept, perfectly balanced in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeterSumborg (5) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
you can taste the barrel aging which gives unusual taste notes and aroma. Pure black color. no head and not much carbonation. You can feel the Alcohol on tongue, and a little in taste. Dark Chocolate and burnt malty flavour. light body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 21, 2008
Black with a slight red highlight. Tiny tan head. Sweet and fruity whisky aroma, vanilla oak, chocolate. Strong oaky flavour, somewhat sweet, mostly tannin and vanilla, somewhat less roast malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daniele (8717) - ITALY - APR 21, 2008
scura poca schiuma ma piuttosto peristente sentori tostati cioccolato in bocca morbido un po legno tostato malto vaniglia leggera buon corpo

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (12328) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2008
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin & Tobak, Vejle.
Pours nearly black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet, light peity smoke, chocolate, vanilla, liqourice and a light, subdued roastiness. Low carbonation, very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is wonderful roasted, lots of liqourice and a warming viniousness. The peity smoke is evident, but subdued. Once again, the grain casks wins it for me (like the 002).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Batch 007. Black with a middle sized and rather dense head. The aroma has clear notes of whisky, sweetness, vanilla, roasted malt and sweet licorice. The flavour has notes of smooth grain whisky, roasted malt, vanilla, light sweetness, light licorice, a roasted, light bitter-sweet bitterness and a dry, roasted finish. IMO this has more whisky flavour than the Speyside Batch 005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (3452) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2008
Rating #800. 330ml brown bottle. Pours deep black. Compact creamy tan head, reduces itself to a slight ring around the edge of the glass. Rich aroma of chocolate cake, whiskey and roasted malt. Taste is initailly sweet chocolate with a woody background. Finishes with whiskey and a touch of vanilla, notes of alcohol, brown sugar and roasted malt. Moderate hop bitterness lingers. Body is full, soft carbonation, quite smooth going down for a 10%

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