BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 005)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle & cask; Special.
NOTE: Marked batch 005 on the bottle label. Matured in a Glen Moray 1992 cask although this is not detailed on the label.
This edition sees our Imperial Stout aged for several months in specially selected Speyside malt whisky casks. This maturation process results in the whisky flavours and aromas being infused deep into our beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2010
33cl, Batch 5, exclusive Scottish brew, thx to Jeppe!, complex Stout, heavy, yet balanced, clear, nearly no head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours near-pitch-black but allows for a deep, reddish shine through the light. Oily texture, some lacing, modest creamy and tanned head. Nice aroma with with notes of roasted malts, whiskey/bourbon, dark chocolate and some faint, dark berries. The taste feels mildly roasted, smoked and has notes of vanilla, chocolate and some berry-like malt sweetnes. Palate is oily but relatively light, probably leaving some fullness to be desired, although this improves slightly as the temperature rises. Medium to long duration, low to flat carbonation. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of whisky, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more whisky than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (8228) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
Bottle. Imperial Stout rating #100. Pitch black with a creamy beige head. Sweet caramel, vanilla, oak, roasted malt, coffee added sugar and chocolate in aroma. Lots of stuff going on. Soft and smooth body. Low carbonation. The flavour is oak, vanilla, whisky, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol. Very nice. Light peaty roasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2031) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle. Bourbony vanilla and sugar, dark black pour with a little bit of carbonation. Flavor is strong chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, oak, and finished dry and boozy. Good, but not $12 a bottle good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2010
From notes. Black/dark brown, small tan cap. Roasty, burnt malt, dark chocolate, whole coffee, toast/biscuit, dry wood, cookie, light vanilla, hints of speyside scotch and scotch alcohol. Medium/full body, just smoother than balanced, too easy to drink. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7301) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle 355 ml
Appearance : dark brown with rocky top. Beige tint. 3+
Nose: Rich, clean woody feel , slightly alcoholic . Clean strong nose. 8 -
Flavor/Palate : Soft , brown malts with some alcohol. Hints of cask paired with brown malts. Oak ending. Fine .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle shared with Radek. Pours black with whit soapy head. Medium mouthfeel. Aroma are there, ther is anise on the stout. So yes it is an above average beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (10012) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Cask at Nicholsons in Cincinnati. Pours black with a very small tan head that leaves only a small rim of bubbles around the inside of the glass. Snifter. The barrel aging is nice here, and the Scotch barrel appears to be more gentle than a bourbon barrel. Aroma of vanilla, oak, dark chocolate, molasses, Scotch, and dark fruit. Flavor of molasses, chocolate malt, dark fruits, nuts, oak, vanilla, and Scotch to warm it. Full bodied. Really nice creamy mouthfeel, silky smooth- probably even more so because of the cask. Impressive restraint for a barrel-aged beer, but theres still plenty to love about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2881) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Oh my. Thin tan head that settles out quickly, lace is fair. Almost black. Nose is soft with whisky and smokey wood. Body is medium, slick and oily. Whiskey notes dominate with the stout flavors playing second,third and fourth fiddle, some roast coming through, light chocolate as well. Nice whisky flavors though. Keeps ya interested. Roasty, smokey finish, lightly sweet and interesting, woodsy. Makes ya wanna be by a campfire, yup. Eat meat! Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

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