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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 71
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.38%
Wants: 6
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
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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cjgator3

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-06-2014 03:45:34 | More by cjgator3
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shehateme

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-02-2014 14:25:01 | More by shehateme
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jayhunter357

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-02-2014 01:51:14 | More by jayhunter357
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jw1978

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1%

02-02-2014 01:30:18 | More by jw1978
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Denzo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-02-2014 01:23:35 | More by Denzo
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BierJager89

California

4.16/5  rDev +3%
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)

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 04:44:10 | More by BierJager89
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LumpkinBrews

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-16-2013 02:29:04 | More by LumpkinBrews
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Denoas

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

09-15-2013 17:20:15 | More by Denoas
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

08-14-2013 04:01:05 | More by tom10101
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

04-08-2013 02:34:53 | More by mscudder
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Jamison85

Indiana

5/5  rDev +23.8%

03-24-2013 01:50:53 | More by Jamison85
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Pinknuggets

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +4%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 04:34:54 | More by Pinknuggets
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captainbearcat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-24-2012 22:07:14 | More by captainbearcat
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speak72

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1%

11-04-2012 17:49:47 | More by speak72
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bzach

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

10-21-2012 06:15:00 | More by bzach
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RogerDoger

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-11-2012 00:38:04 | More by RogerDoger
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -1%

09-02-2012 03:26:04 | More by t0rin0
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AgentMunky

California

3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 06:38:57 | More by AgentMunky
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SLeffler27

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 22:25:42 | More by SLeffler27
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DavidEddie

Illinois

3/5  rDev -25.7%

01-14-2012 05:22:47 | More by DavidEddie
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Discordian

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-15-2011 04:46:10 | More by Discordian
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

11-22-2011 05:52:42 | More by chickenm
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-18-2011 22:22:44 | More by JAHMUR
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 12:29:03 | More by secondtooth
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

1.68/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Bottled 1/1/08. Consumed 9/30/11.

A - Muddy black/brown, no head just a few soapy bubbles, no lacing.

S - The faintest smell of wood and old fruits.

T - The faintest taste of wood and old fruits.

M - Flat.

O - About 4 years old, classic example of a beer past it's prime. Disappointing. I should have stuck to my 2 year age limit for beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2011 17:42:37 | More by Rickythejeweler
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BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) - 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.