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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

255 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 183
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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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-27-2013 09:34:39 | More by Kelp
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BogBoyJD

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

04-22-2013 22:28:27 | More by BogBoyJD
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aslamm75

Indiana

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Disclaimer bottle says best before 08/08/10

Drank 3-22-13: I think it is past its time. Very flat, no head. Dark black color. Mild boozy and sweet aroma with some raisins.
Taste: a bit flat as well. Does not have the complexity and flavor of the fresh Tokyo*.
A bit of a dissappointment.
3.2/5

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 23:45:31 | More by aslamm75
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brwnchrstpher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-17-2013 23:55:32 | More by brwnchrstpher
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tastymug

Washington

4/5  rDev +1.8%

03-11-2013 15:35:15 | More by tastymug
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heygeebee

Australia

4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

BB 01/15

Pours a huge tan coarse head over black body. Fades to film, little lace.

Assault of aromas of sweet vanilla, choc, and scotch as I opened the bottle.

Taste is smooth and integrated, vanilla driven, and yes as the label says, some ginger bite in among the chocolate and smooth roast elements. Ginger bite holds sway among the bittering notes on back palate.

Mouthfeel surprisingly carbonated. But creamy and medium bodied at the same time.

Sensational beer. Not had too many BA stouts and I now see there is no going back.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 11:14:08 | More by heygeebee
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guytyping

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-15-2013 02:07:41 | More by guytyping
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-05-2013 18:56:47 | More by DmanGTR
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mitlinks

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

02-03-2013 15:31:39 | More by mitlinks
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

01-19-2013 00:06:06 | More by BrazilianAussie
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alamode

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-25-2012 04:27:24 | More by alamode
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Mick-e-d


4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-20-2012 02:28:15 | More by Mick-e-d
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

11-17-2012 23:59:13 | More by brewdude1982
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jmfc8237

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-08-2012 20:14:19 | More by jmfc8237
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thefullpython


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

11-07-2012 11:25:08 | More by thefullpython
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LambicKing

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

09-25-2012 01:31:22 | More by LambicKing
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

09-02-2012 03:23:21 | More by t0rin0
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Enoch

Virginia

3/5  rDev -23.7%

08-13-2012 19:46:45 | More by Enoch
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from 3/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a very dark brown appearing nearly black. Dark with almost no head or carbonation. Medium bodied. Dark and smoky malt and dark fruit aroma. Strong stout flavors with molasses, roasted malt and vanilla. Mild whiskey background. A well balanced, smooth, well integrated stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 19:20:51 | More by LiquidAmber
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kemoarps

Washington

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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer pours with a very weak and porous head that is slightly tanned and a very light big bubbled lacing that laps up the sides of the glass and dissipates very quickly. This beer is as dark as sin with a slight coffee ambering right at the top of the glass, but overall it is not much of a looker, and the carbonation seems low, which is expected from the whisky barrel aging process. This beer hits the nose, however, as thick and malty. There is some oozing chocolate lingering in the smell, and some slight caramel tinges along with the suggestion of the barrels it was aged in. This smell is actually quite enticing with globbing wafts of molasses and chocolate and perhaps some slight sugars. There are no hops present but it is by far the stickiest and thickest smelling beer I’ve ever smelled, and those adjectives shouldn’t really apply to the smell! Dear lord is this beer thick on the tongue with a nice musky smoke on the back and heavy dark chocolate on the initial oozing rush. This beer tastes fantastic! There are some slight dark fruit tingling that definitely suggest raisins, only these raisins are chocolate covered. Chocolate is most definitely the overpowering flavor here. Carbonation is a very light tingle on the tongue but this beer is thick, fat and oozing (as I may have said once or twice before) and it flows away to leave a light skim of saliva on the top of the tongue while a raging saliva-waterfall cascades off the tongues-sides. I am very much a fan of this beer, and I am very impressed with my first bottle of Brew Dog! These Scots know how to make some kickass beer. This is a great barrel aged imperial stout! Definitely worth picking up, and excellent as a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2012 01:53:03 | More by Maxwell
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cfrances33

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cask at Blind Tiger in NYC (6/23/12). Poured into a half tulip.

Pour: Pitch black. I mean midnight. Frothy deep khaki head that lingers and laces wonderfully. The look of this brew was its best aspect.

Smell: Boose and dark chocolate. Some roasty peat and smoke. Mostly booze.

Taste: Booze. As it warmed, I got smokey malt and dry peat, maybe some bitter chocolate. The difference between a scotch and a bourbon barrel aging technique are utterly apparent.

Overall: Cool to get, especially on cask, but not my style of Imperial Stout. Wouldn't get again.

Serving type: cask

07-15-2012 18:33:57 | More by cfrances33
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bkk4life

Thailand

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

07-10-2012 20:58:05 | More by bkk4life
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tomholland

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.7%

06-27-2012 04:08:27 | More by tomholland
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notchucknorris

California

3.15/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A: Pours flat as hell. A deep brown/black color that looks and pours like soy sauce.

S: As a disclosure, this bottle did say best by last year, do it's possible that this is simply past its prime. I did pick up some dark fruits, mostly raisin, and a touch of smokiness. I'm trying like crazy but I'm not really getting any scotch.

T: Raisin and earthiness upfront with a distinct peat note. Again, not a ton of scotch but I think that peaty flavor is from it. Roasted malt and more raisin on the finish. Mouthfeel is absolutely awful. Completely flat and very very thin. One one hand, it does a good job of disguising the ABV, but it also hurts the flavor potential of this beer. Not super great.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 00:10:16 | More by notchucknorris
BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.