BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 010)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Bottle; Special.
Brewdog Paradox aged in an Imperial whisky cask.
Note: Some bottles of this batch may have been mis-labeled as Batch 001. However, they will also say Speyside on the bottle and are not to be confused with the Islay Batch 001.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (13749) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 18, 2008
(33cl bottle, sampled side-by-side with Islay 009, Macallan 011, and Glen Grant 003) Small beige head that mostly diminishes atop clear red-black body, no lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, chocolate, some Scotch/alcohol, light caramel. Taste is medium sweet, Scotch/alcohol, chocolate, some smoke. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2008
11.2oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! Done with comparison to three other Paradox Impys. Pours black, ruby edges, tan head. Aroma is more roasted malt, more vanilla. Flavor is chocolate, less whiskey up front, more in finish, slightly medicinal, smoke.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (16466) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 18, 2008
Dark brown. The aroma is woody, alcoholic, with light smoke and light chocolate. Smooth, full of peppery alcohol and molassesy malt. Fairly burly, woody with some minor iodine character. The least balanced of the three I got to try and that’s why I liked it best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (11984) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2008
11.2oz bottle. Batch 10 BB 01/01/10. Poured a dark brown color with red edges and an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, a little earthy, roast, raisins, and some vanilla. Tastes of whiskey, vanilla, wood, chocolate, and dark fruits. Medium alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Transparent dark mahogany with notes of charcoal and spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of dry, toasty caramel and earthy peaty character. Body starts with decent fullness and semi sweet dark maltiness with a smooth, dry, earthy Scotch balance toward a slightly warming finish. Pretty good brew, but not my favorite of the Paradox series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2008
11.2oz bottle, courtesy of argo0. Thanks, Aaron! We did a side-by-side of four of these (Islay 009, Speyside 010, Macallan 011, Glen Grant 003), and they looked nearly identical: dark, murky brown color; thin, light-tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Loads of intense candy sugar, dried dark fruits, and caramel in the aroma; stout beneath is much more apparent in this one than the Islay 009; chewy and pleasant. Relaxed carbonation. Loads of chewy dried dark fruits (raisins, dates), caramel, and sweet red fruits; medium-to-full mouthfeel: like a barley wine more than an imperial stout; very chewy, generous, with lightly toasted malts and very light barrel / scotch character. Minimal, at least following the Islay. Lengthy finish: toasted malts, very dry, with lots of dates and raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (10357) - Bochum, Porř, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2008
Bottle (RBESG 08): Almost black with a small foamy beige layer; leather and liquorice in the nose, mixed with aromas of vanilla and wood; full bitter-sweet flavour; some smoke and vanilla, again, in the warming finish. O.K. .....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle courtesy of growler. Pours black/brown with minimal head. Aromas of burnt malt, whisky, wood and alcohol. Flavors similar to aroma with some peat and the whisky comes through nicely. Full body with minimal carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
Courtesy Growler. Pours dark brown/black, with a small off white head. Smells a little bready, with good doses of whiskey, caramel, and butterscotch. The flavor is of peaty malt, some caramel and roasty malts also shine through. Toasted bitter chocolate and syrup show up in the nice long finish. A little mellowed, but the heat was definitelt there. Not as big as some of the others Ive tried, but you get more of the flavor showing up in this batch. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkguardian (731) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2008
12oz bottle from Growler. Big scotch nose with chocolate, raisins and vanilla. Reddish brown color. Flavor is big chewy malts upfront with complex scotch finish. A little smoke, and some caramel with a light cherry and vanilla finish. Much more upfront than the Glen Grant and I think a better brew overall. Very nice.

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