BrewDog Paradox Springbank (Batch 017)

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


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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3283) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2013
Bouteille 11,2oz (batch 017). De couleur noire-brune et opaque. Nez de malt rti, de chocolat noir, moyennement bois (ft de whisky), moyen-lger de fruits (fruits confits foncs), lger de mlasse et de fume (tourbe), lger dalcool, de vanille et de caf. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un ptillement doux ainsi quune texture lgrement huileuse et aux petites notes crmeuses. Got moyennement bois (ft de whisky) avec un lger got fruit (fruits foncs confits) ainsi quavec des traces de rglisse noire lors de lentre en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un got de malt rti (traces brles), un moyen got de chocolat noir avec des traces de mlasse terreuse. Paralllement, un lger got fum (tourbe) vient se rajouter jusquen finale o sy pointe galement un lger-moyen got dalcool bois aux notes rchauffantes avec des traces de houblon herbeux. Post-got long et lgrement sec, lger-moyen amer de rti, moyen de chocolat noir avec un lger got dalcool bois (ft de whisky).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8189) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
12oz bottle pours a watery, translucent black with some spitty, white head. Nose of booze and soap, lightly peaty, malt. Flavor is malty, sweet, chocolate, a little waxy, smoke, licorice, caramel, soap. Medium bodied, hot finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
355mL from Grassroots Natural Market in Jacksonville, FL thanks to drowland! Pours a clear, deep cola brown, no foam. Nose is black olives, present oxidation, canned cheap black olive. Taste is watery, dirty, soil. Palate is thin, watery, harsh Scotch barrel with no body to handle. Some bitter chocolate and spices in the finish seem to be an afterthought.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degowop (34) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Drank 12/9/12 even though it said best before 3/31/11. Tasted just fine to me. Pours with very little head. Initial scent of peat and vanilla. Smooth, balanced taste throughout. Nice beer for a scotch fan. Rather average beer for an imperial stout fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (10204) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle. Very dark pour with a small head. Whiskey and dark chocolate aroma. Taste is bright whiskey and semi-sweet. Nice full palate but not overly heavy or dense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nick76 (4397) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2012
The aroma is pretty typical Imperial with coffee, chocolate, licorice, burn malt, and molasses but with oak and the alcohol not hidden at all. The appearance is dark brown with almost no head. The taste is even better than the aroma with an amazing whiskey barrel addition. The palate is typical. Overall a very nice beer but not to exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (13060) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours opaque with a large, frothy and bubbly tan head, medium to short retention with good lacing. Aroma is peat smoked malt, toast, coffee, earthy and minty hops with dates, prunes, oak, and licorice. Flavor is malt and peat smoke dominant with medium hops and bitterness, lightly sour dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
emeinz (220) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Smoky notes with a definite booziness to it. Chocolate aromas. Slightly sweet. Pretty interesting nose. Black pour with small tan head. body is kind of slick. I like the scotch barrel. Gives it a unique taste and aroma not available with bourbon or rye barrels. Pretty good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24293) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
7th April 2010
Very dark brown beer, just about transparent. Lactose sweet malt nose. Light semi soft palate. Light lactose sweet dark malt. Very subtle whisky with even more subtle peat. A little chocolate. Smooth, sweet, light - very nicely done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 13, 2012
In short: A well-rounded whiskey barrel aged stout with a bit of everything you can expect from the style. A bit too harsh but nice.
How: Bottle 330ml. Not too sure about the age, maybe 2 year after bottling approximately
The look: near black body topped by a very small beige head
In long: Nose has plenty of vanilla, some chocolate cake and a surprisingly not-so-overwhelming whiskey barrel presence. Taste is round, vanilla extract, raisins, chocolate chips cookies, some whiskey barrels, burnt almonds, some booze, black liquorice, old cup of black coffee. Relatively light and juicy body for a 10% beer. Smooth carbonation like just about all other BrewDog Paradox. The finish was a bit harsh whit some booze and a wood barrel saliva sucking astringency. At least this one was not just a boozy whiskey barrel orgy. Another BrewDog Paradox to add to my rating collection. I like to open a beer and rate it whenever I can, and every night Im told that this is a waste of time and I drink too much wifes a bitch and then you die.

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