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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) - 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask - BrewDog

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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) - 1987 Macallan Sherry CaskBrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) - 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask

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72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.66%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinebrewer on 07-29-2008)
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Photo of TboneRN
3.4/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The look and smell of this beer are spot on for a barrel aged imperial stout, in fact when I first smelled this beer I thought it was going to be something special, the smell was spot on...but the mouthfeel was quite thin and the taste just didn't follow. Average barrel aged beer at best

TboneRN, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of cjgator3
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

cjgator3, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of shehateme
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

shehateme, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

jayhunter357, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of jw1978
4/5  rDev -0.7%

jw1978, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Denzo
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Denzo, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown/black with a few brown bubbles.

S: Anise, dark berries, and peaty smoke in the nose.

T: Peat, roasted barley, berries and anise. Quite tasty.

M: Medium bodied with less than optimal carbonation. Not what I was expecting.

O: Not the best Whisky barrel aged stout I've ever had, and the fact that it was from Macallan barrels is a bit of a disappointment. That said, I still liked it a lot and would recommend a more recent batch (Imbibed in 2012 at roughly 3 years old)

BierJager89, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of LumpkinBrews
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

LumpkinBrews, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of Denoas
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Denoas, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of tom10101
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

tom10101, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of mscudder
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mscudder, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of Jamison85
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Jamison85, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Pinknuggets
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

100th Review, Hooray me!!!
bottle to worthy sniffer

A: Dark dark brown very near black but not quite there in terms of color. There is essentially no head with not even a quarter cup of lacing. It is however completely opaque with nothing going through it at all

S:Dark smells chocolate almost with hints of the sherry but surprisingly not a lot of dark fruit it maintains its stout smell to it I cant quite describe.

T: There is a smokey taste in the beginning that fades into more of a stout taste with hints of dark chocolate the sherry like in the nose comes out but is not very powerful flavor. Though it is well blended with the stout flavor and adds an interesting depth to the flavor

M: Thin for a stout very watered down with a light chewy texture but not much there. It goes down easy especially with lack of carbonation as that adds to the smoothness. It is kinda of weird I do not dislike it but its not my favorite.

O:This is a good beer but not great I like the use of sherry cask it adds a lot to the flavor but almost everything else in this beer is good though needs improvement especially the mouthfeel. I will say it did complement my canoli ice cream well. Its worth a try but weather it was worth $10 is much more questionable

Pinknuggets, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +24.1%

captainbearcat, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of speak72
4/5  rDev -0.7%

speak72, Nov 04, 2012
Photo of bzach
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

bzach, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of RogerDoger
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

RogerDoger, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -0.7%

t0rin0, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of AgentMunky
3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a Glencairn whisky glass. Batch 011. Bottled on 3 March 2009.

A: A glowing dark brown, barely translucent. Scattered but persistent lacing, with little head.

S: Fruit, dry malt, distant dryness. All in all, a pretty nice representation of the sherry cask in beer form.

T/M: Alas, perhaps a little old. Thin and flat, like many a Paradox aged til now, but mayhap I spoke too soon...loaded with flavour, especially on the endtaste. Chiaroscuro fruit, malts saved from boringness only by dint of being whisky-filled, but overall, a nice ale that was drenched in excellent single malt then left far too long in the bottle.

O: I couldn't recommend it, but I'm glad I tried one. BrewDog is an excellent brewery, and I regret not trying this sooner.

AgentMunky, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of SLeffler27
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark, DARK brown with a thin, rocky almond head and viscous film on the glass. Chestnut and ruby red highlights don’t quite make up for the total lack of lacing.

There is a light, barely distinguishable sherry aroma with more pronounced roasted malt. Perhaps there is a hint of pine resin in this simple, but lush and alluring aroma. A suggestion of roasted coffee comes out with warmth.

The flavor has a whisky undertone and is well balanced. Overall, the flavors are surprisingly muted and there is a long, light finish.

A full body with smooth texture and light carbonation. Alcohol plays a role but is still under control and there is a light, sticky residue on the lips.

Preferable as a sipper while relaxing or during cocktail hour. Aside from the price tag, this one could easily fit into any regular line up.

SLeffler27, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of DavidEddie
3/5  rDev -25.6%

DavidEddie, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of Discordian
5/5  rDev +24.1%

Discordian, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

chickenm, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of JAHMUR
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

JAHMUR, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of secondtooth
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep black, with almost no head of carbonation and no lace, either. Odd and a little disappointing from this premium imperial.

Nose is peaty malts, with hints of whiskey. Here's where it gets interesting. None of the requisite roastiness. Then again, the bottle was dated as "best by" 7 months ago. Maybe this aging has changed the malt profile?

Taste is strong -- overpowering flavor is of Scotch whiskey. Some vanilla and oak from the barrels. The 10% ABV is masked well beneath the warm and earthy flavors. Still, this one seems a tad raw and uncomplex as it is.Definitely unusual, but not as amazing as I'd expected.

secondtooth, Oct 15, 2011
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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) - 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.