BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

 
overall
100
95
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Paradox Isle of Arran = Stout Aged in Isle of Arran Whisky Barrels - This Imperial stout has been matured in specially selected Islay Malt Whisky Casks. The aging process infuses into the beer all the threatening smoke, the encapsulating peat, the Atlantic essence and raw power of Scotlands most distinctive Whiskies.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (6095) - FINLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Old Bottle. Black. Heavy malty, whiskey peaty nose. Thick, downdragging, kinda nice tho, intense, salt licorice, malty. Full bodied, thick body. Heavy woody peat. Sorta drinkable tho. At least in this state. In which moonshine feels like water. So dont mind that. Nevermind. This was pretty nice tho, lotsa flavours, intense and everything. Complex, had i just have the patience.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (7019) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2017 33cl bottle @punavuori tasting. thx jookos. Poured pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma has some soy sauce, sticky booze, rye notes, molasses. Sweet malty flavor, port wine notes, oxidation, berries. Overly sweet.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjs (6919) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2017
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 060 - BB 15-03-23, thanks jookos, 20170313) The beer poured black. Its head was small and lightly brown. Aroma had vineousness, sweetness and berries. Palate was full bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were burnt malts, vineousness, berries, ash and bitterness. Aftertaste had berries, vineousness and bitterness. A confusing brew but not a bad one.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeBibere (45) - GREECE - FEB 28, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with a small beige head.Low to medium carbonation.Aromas of malt, whisky, smoke and a hint of peat.Medium to full mouthfeel.Taste is sweet, with dark fruits, malts and whisky.The aftertaste has some peat and a light alcoholic burn.The 15%abv is not present though.A good beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3347) - NORWAY - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 15.11.16 to celebrate his rating number 5.000. Ebony. Small brown head. Aroma of confectionaries. Similar taste, with ripe dark berries and fine dark chocolate. Round mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (5479) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2016
Flaske hjemme (min rating nr. 5000!), delt med Ovesen: brunsvart med kort skum. Heftig og begeistret aroma og smak av de mrkeste malter og sjokolader, vanilje, eik, whisky, snev av torvryk og et kledelig streif av solbrsdme. Vidunderlig balansert, suveren munnflelse og laaang ettersmak. Alkovarme i magen, men etter endt brygging kl. 21 er det bare deilig. Et perfekt valg for feire en rb-milepl. Diagnosen er fortsatt intakt.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beerhammaren (1777) - Jyvskyl, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2016
.33l bottle from internet. Tnx Sampo. Rated in Hannikus cave 2.0. Batch #60. Pours pitch black with minimal head. Aroma is whisky notes, roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, raisin, dried fruits,dark fruits, vanilla. Flavor is mostly same. Dryish, whisky like warming alcohol. Well hidden ABV. "There is some balls within this beer!" -Hanniku Swell!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (5697) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2016
Mikkeller and friends, Pours black with a beige head, aroma of rum, chocolate, coffee and caramel, flavor of barrel, coffee, chocolate and Coconut, medium to full bodied, Great

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomekboniek (658) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Butelka. Barwa czarna, smolista, nieprzejrzysta. Piana bardzo skromna, beżowa. W aromacie mocna dawka nut beczki po whiskey. Dominują nuty torfowe, nuty dymne, mokre drewno, jakiej lekkie owoce. Pod przykryciem beczki wyłania się duża dawka czekolady, słodw, ciemnych owocw. W smaku rwnież dominują nuty torfowe, dymne, cygarowe, kakao. Bardzo długie posmaki, przyjemnie zalegające, dodatkowo bardzo rozgrzewające. Wysycenie niskie, goryczka niska. Alkohol szybko uderza do głowy pomimo bardzo wolnego sączenia. Trzeba przyznać, że alko jest genialnie ukryty. Piwo niesamowicie bogate, kompleksowe, wyraziste. Beczka bardzo mocna i wyrazista nadaje charakter lecz nie przytłacza pozostałych smakw. Rewelacja!!


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