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BrewDog Paradox Jura - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 30
Gots: 50 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: niklas0770 on 02-09-2012)
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

IanRiley, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

HoustonZ33, Jun 14, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

HopFace, Apr 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

JavierGC, Mar 11, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

GumDropButtons, Sep 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Thedrunkirish, Apr 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Sir_Goatman, Jun 13, 2014
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4.95/5  rDev +17%

Rlhinson2104, Nov 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

humpty1602, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

cornucopia, Dec 16, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Oakenator, Oct 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

epyon396, May 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

jamessmithbrockman, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

andresaconatto, Jun 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

SteveD082791, Nov 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

psumjl269, May 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

kirkfrailey, Aug 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

MLaVioletteJr, Oct 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

schnarr84, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of Belgianbeerbunny
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A - 1/2 inch caramel head. Quickly dissipated.

S - Smooth and viscous.

T - Sweet caramel body with a prominent smokey finish.

O - Something different and wonderful. I enjoyed the sweet with the smokey finish. Like nothing I've ever had before. I'm looking forward to trying the other Paradoxes.

Belgianbeerbunny, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
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 lacqueredmouse
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne.

Uncaps without so much as a hiss, making me think it's completely uncarbonated. But, in fact, it forms a firm fine head of deep brown as its poured into the glass. Body is a deep but surprisingly clear black-brown. Weight is actually surprisingly light. I thought it might be chewy and oily, but it seems remarkably fluid in the glass. Looks good, but not exceptional for an imperial stout.

Nose is very good. Big smoky whisky malt comes through strongly, above a deep dark, roasted note that released softer, sweeter characters, like raspberry, rose and even a hint of concord grape. It's a big, big beer, and a powerfully aromatic one. Wow this is good stuff.

Taste is also exceptional. Big roasted characters blend with smoked malt grain characters, while subtleties give off characters of leather, tea tannins, raspberry, rosewater and musk. It's big, boozy and dark, but still, I come back to that fruitiness: on the palate it's almost like an artificial strawberry candy flavour. It seems to come out of the booziness (which is indeed pronounced and hot); as it tears a path through the palate, it seems to burn away all of the rich dark sweetness, leaving those volatile aromatics in its wake: the strawberry, the musk, the grape candy. It's fascinating, more so because it gives purpose to the intense booze beyond just the size and power of the beer as a whole. Amazing stuff.

Feel is quite light, given everything else. At least, it's light for the style: the booze takes up some of the slack here in providing a textural element to the beer.

Overall, this is very, very impressive stuff. How anyone cannot sit an appreciate the depth of complexity here is beyond me. Even if the style is not to your tastes, there are nuances and depths to explore in this beer. It makes for a very worthwhile tasting experience.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 25, 2012
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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%

MarkJBurch, Aug 13, 2014
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BrewDog Paradox Jura from BrewDog
94 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.