BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 005)

 
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98
80
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial Stout
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.1
boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle... Poured near black with a thin, tannish head. Quite boozy, whiskey-ish. Molasses, cocoa, dark, roasted malts. Sweet with toffee, caramel, vanilla, and a nice earthy, oak and wooden balance. Slight peat and smoke notes to it too but far in the background.

4
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2010
11.2oz bottle. Pours a black body with a thin, light brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate, delicate, creamy lacing. Aroma is solid. Lots of molasses and rich chocolate. A smooth vanilla and softer roast that fills in the aroma nicely. Some scotch and a light oakiness that offers a pleasant addition rather than overpowering like some barrel aged beers. The scotch and oak grows more as this warms and seems more welcoming than other barrels, while giving off just a hint of sharpness. A faint berry creeps its way into the aroma as well. Flavor is more the same. Richer and sweeter chocolate up front with some molasses. Really soft and creamy. A gentle scotch and oak as well as a smooth vanilla comes in along with a rounding roast. Chocolate cookies and roast grow richer in the finish with a nice, warming, delicate scotch and somewhat spicy oak. Slowly dries with a light bitterness leaving a fairly lengthy aftertaste. Medium, silky body with a very light carbonation. Overall, this is a really solid beer. Lots of rich, rounded flavors with a silky smooth body. They used the barrels nicely on this one.

3.6
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!

3.7
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!

3.9
oldrtybastrd (5003) - 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!!

4.1
Plovmand (8534) - Grindsted, 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.

3.4
DalzAle (2038) - 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.

4
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.

3.5
Radek Kliber (7470) - 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 .

3.4
Sammy (12484) - 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.


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