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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

273 Ratings
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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 14
Gots: 32 | 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:
Beer added by: Phyl21ca on 12-21-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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4.62/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.14/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

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1.16/5  rDev -70.5%

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5/5  rDev +27.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of mmapes
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Big ol' thanks to Craig for the trade. This has been in our cellar since 2012 (it's 2014) and who knows how long he had it before trading.

Sampled some Arran scotch whisky beforehand to get familiar with the taste.

Color is mostly black, a little brown.

Plenty of head, still smells good. Stout, carmel, kinda sweet. Doesn't smell at all like the whiskey.

Taste matches the smell. A little flat, perhaps, smoky, acidic, maybe a little gingerbread on the finish.

Later sips. Acidity not so shocking on subsequent sips. The whisky has completely disappeared, though. Maybe the age has converted the whisky into smoky malt. Very malt heavy.

Photo of Dave1999
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.

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Photo of dgfair
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.