BrewDog Paradox Macallan (Batch 011)

 
overall
98
75
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

bottling
unknown

on tap
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distribution
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RATINGS: 145   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle Conditioned, Special;
Imperial Stout aged in a former 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask

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3.8
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours quite black with hints of amber only at the farthest extremities, and a thin khaki head. The aroma is oaky with a light, shall we say playful, fruitiness and a robust toffee and coffee conglomeration. The flavor is very straightforward oak with vanilla and cherry nuances. Under that is a pretty satisfying stout, with strong coffee and some bitter chocolate and caramel. The finish is a little bit hoppy, too, with a planty, herbal bitterness that picks up as the tannic bitterness of the oak fades. The aftertaste is an odd mixture of coffee and sherry. I gotta say, I enjoy this one.

4.1
dchmela (3064) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Pours a slight watery black with a thin white head. Big roasted grain, chocolate malt, coffee, vanilla aroma. Taste is very complex, lots of coffee roasted grain and chocolate malt. Also has great barrel and vanilla notes nicely blended in to give a great smoothness. Great smooth mouthfeel with hints of scotch. Very subtle and tasty.

3.8
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2008
Black. Long black head. Aroma: Scotch, Dark Chocolate malt. Flavor: Sherry, roasted chocolate, wood. Sherry finish.

3.9
tennisjoel (1460) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2008
Pour is black with a thin vanilla head. Aroma is remenicent of a scotch style ale. Some highly accented nutiness, and milk chocolate in the flavor. Much tamer and more subtle on the scotch flavor versus the Islay. Good, yet the Islay was more interesting. And for the money that these are going for, it needs to be either mindblowing or at least interesting. This one was neither.

Fast forward...as I sip this and the temperature warms up, the complexity rises exponentially and the scotch flavors present themselves. Now that’s the interesting I expect.

4.1
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2008
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, pour is pitch black, head is slight and soapy looking, nose is coffee and almonds, flavors of peat, cocoa, nuts and a dry spirits fiinish

3.8
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a small, off-white heead and a black body. Aroma is some smooth wood, chocolate, scotch, and some nuts. Taste is scotch, lightly woody, some chocolate and almonds. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

4
mar (5417) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2008
bottle from bu11zeye. black pour with some froth up top. great notes of vanilla, chocolate and scotch. awesome on the palate with the roasted malts coming through quite well with overtones of wood. awesome finish and a great woody aftertaste.

3.5
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
Name: Paradox 011 McCallan
Date: 10/02/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Green’s, Atlanta

Appearance: black, wispy beige head,
Aroma: dry dark chocolate aroma with a woody scotch character,
Body: creamy body,
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, fleeting hot alcohol, touch of wood, light roasted, strong scotch, roasted oak leaves a light bitter finish,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.7
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Sweet vinous aroma with notes of soy sauce, roasted malts, smokem peat, and sherry. Poured medium-dark brown in color with a small, off-white head. Clear. Sparkling. Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor. Tastes of vanilla, oak, peat, smoke, roasted malts, chocolate, and oak. Medium body. Slick, chalky texture. Soft carbonation. Malty, peat, chocolate, and vinous finish is dry.

3.7
waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 9, 2008
bottle. black pour with thin head. mellow chocolate, toffee aroma. mellow and smooth. sherry is light and nice. the stout keeps its character. well balanced. chocolate and roassted malts. well done.


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