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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) - BrewDog

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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

252 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 252
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%


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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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kemoarps

Missouri

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There isn't any head to speak of, but it pours a nice deep black.

The nose is a sweet roasted malt backbone supporting the whiskey.

The taste is of a creamy sweet stout augmented by the Arran whiskey barrels. I have been really getting a deeper appreciation for barrel aged beers, and this is a really good one. Creamy smoothe, not overly dominated by any single component. Well balanced, I quite enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2012 05:50:13 | More by kemoarps
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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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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.

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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) from BrewDog
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