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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) - BrewDog

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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016)BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016)

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BA SCORE
88
very good

254 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 182
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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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: Phyl21ca on 12-21-2008)
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Reviews by CrazyDavros:
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a short-lived dark tan head.
Nose shows lots of roasted malt with dark chocolate and nutty characters. Underneath some soft, spicy alcohol is noticeable alongside vanilla and cinnamon.
Big roasty flavours with cocoa and underlying sweet caramel. The whiskey shows along with some subtle booze. Pretty full-on bitterness, could use more sweet malt to balance it out a bit.
Carbonation seems pretty high, not really necessary for these flavours.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2011 01:12:45 | More by CrazyDavros
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours pitch black with a tan coloured head which quickly disappears.

The smell is very sweet whisky and dark malts.

The taste is very heavy on the whisky, sweet and malty. The finish has some bitter chocolate.

The mouthfeel is smooth and light for the style. The carbonation is low.

Overall a very whisky forward sweet beer. I enjoyed it but one is definitely enough.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 01:21:33 | More by Dave1999
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osuskin

Indiana

3/5  rDev -23.7%

05-04-2014 23:04:38 | More by osuskin
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HomerS

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-07-2014 18:17:47 | More by HomerS
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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-22-2014 03:44:29 | More by Mplsbrew
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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-16-2014 21:02:35 | More by Andy_Luft
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dgfair

North Carolina

4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been sitting on this one for a while...just never got around to drinking it.

Pours an oily jet black with a tightly bubbled tan head that dissipates at a nice even pace leaving good lacing around the glass. Looks slightly thin and bubbly for a 10% stout.

Smell of chocolate, vanilla, oak, and peat. Very nice. Not heavy in the aroma...need to go searching for the scent a little bit, but the reward is worth the time. Scotch comes out more as the beer warms.

Taste is very nice. Upfront notes of dry cocoa followed by the oak and peat characteristics from the scotch barrel aging. Finishes very dry with another shot of cocoa powder accompanied by a slight booziness. Like the smell, scotch comes to the forefront as the beer approaches room temperature. I love the fact that this is not an overly sweet stout. The dry, rich, earthly flavors are a perfect match for the scotch treatment here.

Mouth is slightly thin, but not off-putting in any way. Definitely can't tell it's a big stout from the mouthfeel, and that's a good thing. Don't mind a clean finish without the sticky heaviness.

Overall, this is a very well crafted beer, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 02:48:58 | More by dgfair
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jaycar06

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-29-2013 00:02:18 | More by jaycar06
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Batch 016, best before 08/08/10 bottle. Have had this for about 2 years and decided to sit on it for the right time. Splitting this one with my dad night before thanksgiving.

Poured carefully into a snifter, there is virtually no head at all; the beer is a really dark cola, a bit lighter than your typical imperial stout. It's opaque and cloudy.

Definitely able to smell the barrel, which is not always the case with BA stouts aged for this long. There are obvious exceptions, but I am pleased, here. Nice combination of coffee, chocolate, subtle dark fruit and vanilla aromas are present.

Taste is similar but different; robust barley and malt backbone with some hopiness as well. Great chocolate aftertaste, bitter but well-balanced.

Feel is incredibly smooth/some bitterness as well. Very lightly carbonated.

Overall great beer. Aged fairly well; probably only chance to try this one, but if you see it on a random shelf somehwere, check it out. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:05:20 | More by rodlavers
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-25-2013 11:42:42 | More by SteeleWright
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geoperez

Mexico

4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

10-31-2013 21:56:40 | More by geoperez
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TheBaumer

California

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

10-27-2013 16:48:54 | More by TheBaumer
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Denoas

New York

3/5  rDev -23.7%

09-15-2013 17:21:26 | More by Denoas
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JoeDurp

Texas

5/5  rDev +27.2%

09-04-2013 22:11:06 | More by JoeDurp
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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rdespain

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-07-2013 05:00:48 | More by rdespain
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-05-2013 21:22:41 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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Stalgondo

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-29-2013 08:39:24 | More by Stalgondo
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

07-20-2013 05:11:25 | More by Gagnonsux
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mborden

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-19-2013 12:29:20 | More by mborden
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

07-13-2013 20:59:58 | More by pathman
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-07-2013 15:55:53 | More by Kmat10
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

06-26-2013 20:52:28 | More by mrfrancis
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

06-23-2013 17:37:10 | More by DaPan
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-16-2013 17:15:55 | More by TheBeeraholic
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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 254 ratings.