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: 110   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NoiZe (2394) - Zeist, - OCT 21, 2011
Thnx cgarvieuk! Black colored, brown head. Vanille and smooth, sweet whiskey in the aroma. Flavor has the same features, smooth and pleasant. Silky.

Stuu666 (15056) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is whisky, vanilla, chocolate, taste is similar, dry, bitter.

Beer5000 (6769) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2008. Dark brown, close to black body with a small beige head. Aroma gives an impression of sweet malt, roast, coffee and whisky. Flavor has sweet, roasted malt, coffee, caramel and whisky. Fine body and smooth aftertaste. Very nice but there is a few even more complex whisky oaked imps from Brewdog out there.

Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 10, 2013
Who knows how to get all of them. NIce aroma but too much features, a little bit satured. NIce foam and taste, Very good beer.

Scopey (15879) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Bottle from trade with thewolf. It pours very dark brown (near black), with a small, bubbly white head. The nose is toasted coconut, whisky, treacle, roasted malt, coffee, oak, vanilla and chocolate. The taste is roasted malt, meat, coffee, alcohol warmth, charcoal, wood, whisky, toasted coconut, vanilla and decent bitterness, with a warming, dry-roasted finish. Full body, low carbonation and slightly oily mouth-feel. This has held up well.

Benjii (3050) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark brown colour with a thin light tan head. A big whiskey aroma with a little iodine, honey, vanilla, roasty malt, dark chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with very prominent vanilla. Mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Superb!

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
15th July 2009
Opaque black stout. Short lived tan head. Soft palate.Smooth rich dark malt, not dry or bitter. Minerals in the light whisky. Found this similar to batch 002 but lighter and minus the mild vanilla wood. Minerally finish with a little aniseed.

reebtogi (6403) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
330ml bottle pours black in color with a small beige head that leaves little lacing on the glass. Aroma is peaty smoke with roasted barley and hints of whiskey and alcohol. Taste is peaty smoke with roasted grain bitterness and some malty sweetness and a mild hop bitterness. Medium to heavy body with light carbonation. A tasty imperial stout.

onystrom (1334) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2012
Dark reddish color with very small head. Licorice aroma. Very rich flavored licorice porter. From my Backlog.

Benzai (16758) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle @ Joes, thnx for sharing. Note: Best Before 31-12-2008. Very dark brown, almost black but a slight deep dark red, almost purple glow coming through. Small lacing, no head. Smell whisky, wine, wood. Taste wood. Low carbo (probably due to the ’long overdate’), smooth texture, low to medium body.

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