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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) - BrewDog

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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 7
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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: Phyl21ca on 12-21-2008)
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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on cask at Stone World Brewing Bistro and Gardens

smell: deep roasted-malt, single malt scotch, cocoa.

pour: black opaque w/ thin off-white head.

flavor: begins smooth, roasted malt then the cocoa notes kick in, nice and smooth. Overall flavor of scotch and alcohol, mild enjoyable burn. Finish is dry with a hint of hops.

mouthfeel: light carbonation from the cask, smooth medium-heavy to heavy body. Mouthfeel is also somewhat oily, which was unexpected (might be the cask).

drinkability: very easy to drink for an imperial stout, the cocoa lingers in the throat and begs you to take another sip.

overall: really, really nice. One of the best Imperial stouts I've had. The Scotch barrels add a nice touch of scotch (nose and burn). It might have been better, however, if it wasn't on cask, the flavor might have been better served with some refrigeration.

Serving type: cask

03-13-2009 03:08:27 | More by chrisafari
Photo of mototony


4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

11.2 fl oz bottle. Almost nonexistant head and very faint coffee and malt nose. Bittersweet at first with fig and dried fruit on the tongue. Thought I would get more peat/smoke/oak from this, but nice balance overall. Thin in the mouth, warm in the throat.

I could drink this beer as long as my tolerance allowed.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2009 04:33:00 | More by mototony
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3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color, with very little head. Okay, no foam or bubbles after about 10 seconds.

Fruity nose, with some raisin and fig, not quite so sweet. A little salty actually, maybe ginger. A little bit of oak.

The flavor is darkly malty, a bit like a Scotch with the wood notes but this is not particularly acute. Fairly stout-like, which is an improvement on a few BrewDogs I've had. Oily, full mouthfeel.

The carbonation issue is getting to me with this brewery. I don't think I'll have another BrewDog until I read several times over that this has been fixed. A stout doesn't need to be fizzy, but I don't think it should be as flat as an English barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2009 04:54:03 | More by BretSikkink
Photo of Indulgence


3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle, batch no. 016, best before 080810: I have friends that are all over Arran scotch and they have visited the distillery, so I have some connection to this Brewdog... pours opaque black, not dark, but brown-black with reddish highlights on the fringes... hardly no head with aggressive pour... I catch some salty dried fruits and some soy and the ginger and spice that is mentioned on the label... not very much smokey, oakey presence as one would expect from a scotch... very smooth and oily, easy drinking, but the mashing of the flavors slows things down... a little more carbonation would improve things a bit... overall a nice brew, and definitely we have to thank the Scots for doing something completely unique.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2009 23:14:22 | More by Indulgence
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Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a deep black color stout with a small dark brown bubbly head with low retention and some lacing. Aroma of barley and scotch with some light sweet malt. Taste is a great mix between some scotch, some sweet black chocolate and some sweet barley. Medium body with low carbonation and no alcohol was discernable. Very well done and barrel aging is well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2008 04:24:22 | More by Phyl21ca
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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (Batch 016) from BrewDog
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