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BrewDog Paradox Islay (Batch 001)

 
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94
47
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special. Also cask.
This limited edition (001) sees a 8% Imperial Stout matured in a specially selected ex Duncan Taylor & Co Caol Ila 1996 single malt whisky cask.
NOTE: Some bottles of Speyside Batch 010 have been mis-labelled as Batch 001. However, those bottles clearly state Speyside on the bottle and should not be confused with the Islay Batch 001.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, - JAN 9, 2010
21st September 2008. Opaque black beer. Heavy smoky peaty whisky dominates but there is a sweet lactose milky tone as well. Initally I found this beer hard work but it ultimately provided some rewards for perseverence.


3.9
JK (6252) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Thaks craig. 2007. Still smoke but it has died away a little. Heavy roast. Lots of malt, thick palate. Low carbonation. Even with the age this is good.

3.8
GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2016
Bottle thanks to cgarvie! Pours deep brown bordering on black, with no head. Aroma is chocolate, fudge, caramel and a hint of smoke. Taste is smoky, coal, ash, some red berry sweetness, some oak, a hint of vanilla. A bit of sherry oxidation is noticeable. Syrupy feel.

3.5
alexsdad06 (10640) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle shared by b3shine. Pours a very dark brown color with a small disappearing beige head. The aroma is in your face smoked peat that has me thinking scotch not beer. There is also roasted malt present. The flavor is a complex mix of the smoked peat and wood from the barrel along with the roasted malt and dark chocolate from the stout. Mouthfeel is smooth as this was a bit undercarbonated. This one grew on me more as it warmed. I have not really been a fan of Scotch, but this was at least interesting and not as in your face as some of the other ones they have done.

3.7
phaleslu (10553) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
330 ml bottle shared by b3shine - thanks again, Beau! BrewDog Paradox Islay Batch 006. Pours a deep, barely cloudy mahogany with no head, just a few bubbles around the edge. Huge Scotch barrel here, with smoke, peat, roasted malts, earth, tobacco, burnt sugar, and toast. Light-medium bodied, with low carbonation and a malty, peaty mouthfeel. Bottle was marked "Best by 31.12.08. It seemed way newer than 6-7 years old. Typo, maybe?

3.4
b3shine (9072) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle to snifter (shared with the group; thanks DuffMan). Looks solid; undercarbonated though. A translucent brownish cola with thin bubbly lacing. Smells of dark malt and oak with their signature leafiness. Tastes like it smells with some oxidation and a medium-bodied mouthfeel that’s thin for the style. Not bad, but underwhelming for a BA imperial stout.

3.6
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
330ml bottle, thanks to b3shine for sharing. Best before 31/12/08. Batch 06. Kind of clear dark brown color. Thin ring of off-white head, some bits of lace. Big, smokey savory character. Some caramel. Moderate - plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Mild bit of warmth. Kind of a thin, watery feel. Very light carbonation. Kind of dry in the finish. Not bad, a lot better than expected (after trying the shitshow that was old islay barrel aged Brewdog DIPA -- whatever that was called).

3.8
Stuu666 (14563) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s Brewdog vintage tasting. Pours black, tcp, iodine, medicinal, peaty, smoky chocolate, a bit thin.

4.2
chrisv10 (18215) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle, bacth 001 Caol Illa 1996, 10%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat, ash, medium sweet, whisky, hop, vinous and a little bitter.

3.6
Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and lots of peat. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050714

3.4
Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - AUG 11, 2013
Scotland: Smoky, peat infused, deep complex whiskey flavors. Islay whisky comes right through. Unique and wonderful beer.


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