BrewDog Paradox Springbank (Batch 017)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Scottish Malt Whisky Casks Rock!

Their ruggedly robust beauty, character, captivating aromas and unique Scottish heritage is completely spellbinding.

This edition of Paradox sees our Imperial Stout aged for six months in specially selected Springbank whisky casks. This maturation process results in the whisky flavours and aromas being infused deep into our beer.

Made in Scotland, Paradox combines BrewDogs craft brewed beer with the finest malt whisky casks.

To release the true character, complexity and depth of flavours in this beer please enjoy it at room temperature, unless you live in an igloo.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7502) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma of malt, roasted grains, peat, smoke, nuts and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some roasted notes, peat, some smoked notes and dark berries. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours an orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is roast, oats, peat, smoke, strong cough syrup. Flavor is salty, dry, roast, marine, cocoa, black cherry. Finish is roast, coffee, cola, herbal. Lingering coffee. Body is surprisingly light, weak to average carbonation. Meh, not that great...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (8538) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
shared by VT, thanks bro. pours dark brown, red tint, with a small light beige head, some retention. burnt caramel, doughy and flakey roasted oats, bold and disturbing peat, plain smoke, vanilla, booze, hint of fruits. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily but not that heavy, sweetness, short grassy-peppery finish. lack of balance and barrel treatment did not add complexity or anything else other than plain smoke. DP.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1763) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Effervescence presque nulle dans ce breuvage couleur cola, relativement mince et assez odorant (caramel, caf, whisky). En bouche, on peroit des armes de toffee, dalcool fort et la toute fin, de caf tout juste chocolat. Saveurs intressantes, belle complexit, mais on lattendait un peu plus fonceuse, et les houblons sont trop discrets. Au final, des points boni pour loriginalit, mais ses dfauts la ramnent quelque peu en arrire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1275) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
Bire noire, svelte, peu mousseuse avec un nez bois, torrfi, vanill, chocolat... En bouche, la bire montre des notes de caf, de bois sec, de fruits rouges. Cest vraiment trs bon, mais la texture est tonnement mince pour ce qui est prsent sur les papilles.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (1939) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
Poured from a bottle it is a brown color with a slight head the aroma is of bourbon and it tastes of bacon with overtones of chocolate that resonates on the palate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6605) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2013
From a 33 cl bottle shared in Avon, NC. Pours a clear cola brown with a scant head. Aroma of whisky. Flavors of dark red cherries with hints of licorice, oak and whisky. Low carbonation. Viscous mouth feel. Slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13557) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2013
Bottle consumed in the intense heat and humidity of our hotel porch in Charleston, SC. It pours darkest brown with a small, bubbly tan head. The nose is mellow, wood, roasted malt, toast, burnt fruit cake, cocoa, coffee, whisky and a hint of oxidation in the background. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, caramel, toffee, wood, earth, whisky, medicinal notes, light spice, ripe dark fruit and cocoa with a smooth, sweetish finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth, well and well-balanced. I quite like these with a few years on the them. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (2416) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2013
11.2 oz bottle, bottled on 5/12/09; four years old or so. Pours inky black, but has red tints around the edges; thin tan head that collapses into a collar fairly quick. Aroma smells really sweet--I get chocolate, black coffee, toasted marshmallow, burnt caramel. I guess black coffee isnt sweet, but the other descriptors are. Taste is sweet and bitter, but the lingering taste is pretty sour (intentional, age-related, mistake? not sure). Its smoky, woody and nutty; tastes like chocolate covered raisins. Full bodied, average carbonation, slightly oily mouthfeel. Pretty goddamn extreme.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2013
translucent sepia, thin cream head. oxidized cocoa with cardboard nose. Flavor oxidized, cardboard and anise all over, hints of sugar in finish, light sugar. Thin and sugary finish

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