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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran (Batch 016)

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

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RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6958) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2016
330ml Bottle - Black with a tan head. Vinous fruits, plain chocolate and whisky in the aroma. Rich and somewhat grainy taste with plain chocolate, raisins and a hint of coffee standing out. The whisky notes can be detected in the finish but are not as strong as in the aroma.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lonick (1773) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle @cgarvieuk. April Not So Fools Tasting 2014 [Rating Backlog April 2014] Pours brown, almost black, thick it glugs rather than pours with a beige head. Nose is coffee, molasses and licorice. Taste is coffee, dark chocolate, its malty, the more i drank it the more the licorice came out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6404) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours black with a scant bubbly tan head. Aroma of whiskey. Flavors of raisins, scotch whisky, oak and caramel. Smooth, slightly boozy finish.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (12433) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting, 5/15/15. Clear dark brown, no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, wood, whiskey, booze, dark fruits. The taste is whiskey, wood, earth, caramel, roasted malt, chocolate, booze, raisin. Medium bodied, flat, hot.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vjohans (723) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
coffee, chocolate, woody, vanilla, smoke, alcohol, black, hazy, tan foam, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish Heavily smoke but the cellaring have improved the beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1724) - ISRAEL - APR 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Yoav. Brown-black with a big bubbly head. Aroma - chocolate, dried fruits, caramel and coffee. Taste - sweet, notes of chocolate, prunes, coffee, burnt sugar, a bit sour. Surprisingly thin body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1945) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle, 0.33l. Pours black with small totally diminishing light brown head and soft visible carbonation. Aroma of heavy roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, whiskey and wood. Taste starts with moderate sweet roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, follows by dried fruits and licorice, mouthfeel is warming alcoholic, while finish is moderate bitter. Not a paradox, just excellent...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2015
(bottle - 330 ml - 2008 vintage) Dark black pour. No carbonation. Light peat in the aroma with lots of roasted malts and dark fruits. Roasted malts and a lot of coffee in the flavor with a slightly sweet and lightly peated finish. Smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BadAprilia1000 (409) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Pours a straight black, no head. Aroma is of coffee, malt, chocolate, peat, brine, hay. Taste of chocolate, espresso, bitter cocoa, milk chocolate, lots of malt. Honestly all of the other paradox beers we have had have been past their best by dates by several years. (will never purchase from that beer store again). Would like to try fresh again if at all possible........

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Draught at BrewDog, Camden on 4 Mar 2012. Poured black, with a dense tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, fruitcake and whisky. Dark fruits in the flavour, with dates, prunes, molasses, peal and roasted malt. Full, thick mouthfeel. Finish was earth, burnt malt, rum and whisky.


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