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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 222   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OminouSC2 (499) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Beautiful beer, black like the night. Aromas have chocolate, malt, whisky and alcohol, maybe vanilla? Taste is malt, chocolate, peat, sweetness and some acidic alcohol. Its a perfect fit for my taste buds. Awesome Imperial Stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3736) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2016
Along with Yves at Bart place black colored body with off white head and a roasted malt coffee caramel aroma a roasted caramel malt coffee alcholic bitter sweet taste with an alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickd717 (4285) - Sofia, BULGARIA - MAY 21, 2016
Second tick on the same beer, just a different ABV. Both retahrd. Dont matter, got ticked. Count it. Black as hell with minimal head. Aroma is balanced but doesnt pussyfoot around with the scotch. Its there in its peaty, smoky, malty glory. Bitter dark 90% cacao content, sugar, roast, molasses. Medium sweet flavor, big and heavy, scotchy, hot. Full bodied with low carbonation, good heat. Intense, but what did you expect, an effing adjunk lager? GTFO clown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (7945) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2016
(Bottle) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted, vinous nose with notes of black rye bread, soy sauce, honey, black coffee, tar, hints of smoke and a touch of whisky or dark rum. Malty, roasted taste with soy sauce, smoke, black rye bread, dark chocolate, liquorice, tar and a vinous finish with warming notes of whisky and a balanced roasty bitterness. Full body, quite sweet. Powerful and quite boozy, still really tasty and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SkillsFactory (590) - ITALY - JAN 21, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Batch 306 - Best before 28/09/2022 (imbottigliata il 28/09/2012?) aperta il 22 Gennaio 2016. Tonaca di frate scura con riflessi caramello, praticamente nera, schiuma nocciola che, visti i 15, risulta di buona persistenza. Aroma di whisky, amarene sotto spirito, uva passa, prugna essiccata, caramello, zucchero di canna grezzo, liquirizia pi leggera, cioccolato fondente, leggero caff tostato, vaniglia, leggera cannella, liquorosa, ricorda un dolce natalizio tanto "grassa". Al palato liquorosa, amarene sotto spirito, whisky, caramello e cioccolato fondente che permane nella sua coda, inizialmente dolce, mista a caff tostato, toffee, liquirizia, uva passa ed amaro erbaceo che lascia il posto ad un finale molto lungo di legno secco e fave di cacao, il tutto arricchito da una elegante nota etilica e leggerissime note di uva bianca. Bevuta decisamente notevole, corpo pieno, non molto carbonata, texture oleosa, opulenta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
Nera, avvolgente, liquorosa, cioccolatosa, fruttata, dolciastra, rotonda, intensa con note di malto, vaniglia, alcool e liquirizia... Imperial stout ricca e "cicciona" che non si dimentica!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mariuspoenari (1821) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2015 Pours a very dark, creamy beer, with very little foam that disappears almost instantly. Smells of cocoa and dark chocolate. Sweet taste of chocolate and a slight hint of alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7172) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle thanks to Ben! Pours cloudy mahogany, minimal head, minimal lacing. Aroma is chocolate, soy sauce, barrel. Shockingly little peat given the barrels used. Flavor is Medium sweet, light bitter, rich. Medium body, some heat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle shared by Michael. Pours sticky black with small to medium head. Notes were Soy and malty barrel, chocolate, and sweet grain. Easy going for the pct I guess. Not my thing, but a small glass of this on a cold night would be enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbruce (18) - SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2015
Black beer with whisky and wood aroma very present but easier to drink than expected for its 15% vol. The head brown and disappears leaving a good brown lacing. Good Imperial Stout from my "neighbours" in this my first day here.

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