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: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   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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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.

Radek Kliber (7501) - 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 .

Sammy (13013) - 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.

phaleslu (10906) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2009
Cask at Nicholson’s 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 there’s still plenty to love about this one.

sloth (2957) - 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.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
Near black, thin tan head, no lacing. Aroma is sweet, lots of chocolate, light alcohol, some roast. Flavour is fairly hot, light chocolate roast, pretty sweet. Warm mouthfeel, light body, medium carbonation. Finishes a little thin, pretty hot.

Hot and thin, uneventful.

330ml bottle obtained in a trade with TheCheeseMan, thanks Dan.
Opened on March 17, 2009.
Batch 005, Best before April 30, 2009.

ucusty (2693) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2009
Thanks to Immy for this! Black pour with a thin beige head. Aroma is whiskey, oaky tannins and chocolate. Flavor follows suite. With a big warming finish. A little alcoholic but thats a good thing in the cold weather

stouby (4859) - Holbæk, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle at home. Black, no head. Aroma heavy malty (caramel, roasted, notes of wood, light spicy). Flavor moderate sweet. Body full, smooth and round, the alcohol is well hidden.

aracauna (3710) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2009
You actually get the peat in this one. It was a bit of a shock at first. On second sip, it starts to meld nicely with the cocoa and makes for a nice beer.

madmitch76 (26453) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
23rd August 2008. Strong but smooth whiskey dominates and produces a notably hot finish. The chocolate and coffee support all the whiskey very well. Unapologetically a whiskey beer!

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