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BrewDog Paradox Jura - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 28
Gots: 47 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: niklas0770 on 02-09-2012)
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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 18 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flyingpig:
Photo of flyingpig
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Brewdog.com (£7.99):
Black with a thin, bubbly head on top that is half a centimetre tall and a medium tan in colour. Retention is pretty good too.

Strong chocolate aroma with whisky throughout. There is a strong alcohol/grain presence with rich cocoa and a touch of peat. Boozy with dark fruits making an appearance with vanilla right at the end.

Strong, alcohol laced flavour that has a lot of whisky and grain coming through alongside some dark fruits such as plum. There is a strong, toasted malt taste that precedes an earthy taste that is offset with some prunes, dates and figs among others.

Full-bodied with a huge alcohol content as promised and has fairly lively carbonation levels considering this. There is a slight alcohol burn but smooth for the most part.

A true big beer, and one that packs a punch, There is a lot of whisky and grain throughout as expected but the dark fruits that feature throughout make it an enjoyable beer, although this is probably still a one-off for me

flyingpig, Oct 17, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of fionn13
4/5  rDev -5.2%

fionn13, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Dano420
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Dano420, May 11, 2012
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into snifter; jet black like engine oil with a moderate brown fluffy head that fades quickly into some chunky foam and very fine lacing around the edges.
Smells very interesting...like a barleywine combined with a stout. Dark fruit dominates, with booze, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, scotch, and oak all intermingled.
Taste...damn. It overtakes your whole mouth with slick, tastefully boozy dark fruit and bourbon. Then dark bready malt mingles with coffee and chocolate and oak, slithering down the throat with sticky sweetness.
Mouthfeel is slick and thick, with a good amount of carbonation, enough to keep the body from being too cloying.
Overall, this is an awesome stout. It's really taking barrel-aging to its extreme...stout aged in barrels that were used for bourbon and then scotch. But the result is awesome.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of BugattiRoo
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Black with no light coming through. Pours a 1.5 finger head that slowly recedes. The lacing is fairly good.
S: Big peat smoke of a whisky followed with alot of vanilla some dark chocolate and coffee.
T: Some sweetness upfront followed by some sherry, dark fruits and some vanilla from the barrels.
M: Mouthfeel was lighter than I was expecting. It was fairly smooth though considering the ABV.
O: A very interesting beer that I am happy I tried. I bought another to see if it mellows with age.

BugattiRoo, Aug 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Sammy, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of WeissGary
3/5  rDev -28.9%

WeissGary, May 08, 2012
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Ciocanelu, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of adamcthomp
4/5  rDev -5.2%

adamcthomp, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bobbo_, Apr 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

BrahptimusPrime, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5.2%

GRG1313, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of humpty1602
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

humpty1602, May 03, 2014
Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

kbuzz, Aug 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

liquorpig, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of Phyl21ca
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head. Aroma of luscious sweet roasted malt notes with light sweet liquor notes. Taste is sweeter then I had expected with some sweet roasted malt notes, light chocolate notes with some light scotch notes at the end which rounds off the corner. Body is quite full with oily like texture with light carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Barrel-aging is not has apparent has I had expected but very good nonetheless.

Phyl21ca, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of RandyKemka
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

RandyKemka, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

TheSevenDuffs, Jan 23, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%

MarkJBurch, Aug 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Harkrank, Jul 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -34.8%

mendvicdog, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

bca115, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

cdmillard, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of cornucopia
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

cornucopia, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of ShanePB
2.88/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle
Served into a tulip

A: Dark brown on the pour, black in glass, semi-viscous looking with a small tan head. Quickly receding, splotchy lacing and a thin ring around the edges. Minor patches on the surface.

S: Lots of smoke, peat, bacon/cured meats, brash bourbon undertones and charred wood. Very aggressive, big and bold. It seems there's a lot of things going on, jam-packed into the aroma.

T: More smoke but not as much on the nose although certainly the dominating characteristic. The bourbon is here, mellowed yet slightly one-noted. Abrasive meat and wood character that seem disjointed from the beer. Slight imperfections and inconsistencies are everywhere but the massive 15% ABV does a nice job of hiding these.

M: Mildly carbonated, enough to break up the flavors which this beer desperately needs (and has). Drinks thinner than you'd expect but the high ABV can be detected a bit in the linger.

I thought this was all over the place and not necessarily in a good way. I'm certainly glad I decided to share this bottle with someone as there's no way I'd enjoy it by the end of a full 12 ounces. After 6 oz, I was ready to call it quits. Not horrible, not "good," but somewhere in between.

ShanePB, Jun 13, 2012
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BrewDog Paradox Jura from BrewDog
93 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.