BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%)

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Scotland, United Kingdom
American Imperial Stout
4.02 | pDev: 9.95%
Dec 30, 2021
Dec 24, 2012
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Rated: 2.95 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Dec 30, 2021
Rated: 4.27 by Anatole from Belgium

Aug 10, 2015
Rated: 4.37 by DispyDnb from England

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.9 by 22Blue from Kansas

Apr 16, 2015
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Reviewed by spoony from Colorado

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
From a 330 ml bottle (best before March 3, 2023) into a snifter.

A-The beer has virtually no head; just a film of tan foam and an alcoholic sheen that leaves legs on the glass. The color is not as dark as some and there is some light that gets through the deep amber liquid.

S-The aroma is an intriguing mix of dark fruit like prunes and raisins, along with lots of sweet boozy flavors like molasses, brown sugar, caramel, and vanilla. The alcohol aroma is obvious, but integrated into the beer and the scotch whisky smell gives a bit of oak and smoke.

T-The taste is similar to the smell with sweetness and alcohol dominating my palate. Dark, dried fruits, molasses, burnt caramel, scotch whisky, vanilla, and a bit of soy flavor all mingle together. As the beer warms I taste more and more spices and alcohol burn.

M-The feel is medium in body with a slick, coating feeling on the finish. Carbonation is pretty mild.

O-This is an interesting beer. I am surprised by the lack of roast and chocolate flavors here, but the sweet fruitiness seems to work pretty well with the lightly peated scotch whiskey notes. It sips well but the alcohol warmth and coating, slick feeling remind that you are drinking a big beer.
Feb 18, 2015
Rated: 4.27 by little_star from Illinois

Dec 30, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Fox82791 from New York

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Meyers1023 from New York

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 4.12 by bbickley from Texas

Oct 22, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by JKV96 from Massachusetts

Oct 11, 2014
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Reviewed by Stinkypuss from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +7%
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Pours a dark oily black with an off white head. The aroma is full of malt whiskey, char and vanilla. You can smell the alcohol. The taste is well balanced between big malts, charred barrel, bourbon, vanilla and charcoal. Dark fruits poke through a bit as well. Drinks like a sipper, fills you up like a supper
Oct 01, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by outoffocus from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2014
Rated: 4.35 by greg4579 from Pennsylvania

Sep 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by killcore from Russian Federation

Sep 23, 2014
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Reviewed by Marius from Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
Pours a very dark, creamy beer, with very little foam that disappears almost instantly. Smells of cocoa and dark chocolate. Sweet taste of chocolate and a slight hint of alcohol.
Sep 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Sep 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Beer-Zombie from Oregon

Aug 03, 2014
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Reviewed by yankeepride from New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A little bit thin, but the base gives just enough structure to the massive Scotch notes that pour through this. Burns your eyes a bit when breathing into a snifter, but I really loved how the alcohol dominated without being out of control. Could enjoy a bigger pour of this for a long time.
Jun 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by kaneel from England

May 28, 2014
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

May 19, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by GRUUMSH from Belgium

May 18, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by KingSlayer from California

May 12, 2014
Rated: 4 by SStein from Colorado

May 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by safaricook from Netherlands

Apr 12, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Andy_Luft from England

Feb 16, 2014
Rated: 4 by BrickOneal from South Carolina

Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by strongaf from Washington

Feb 05, 2014
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Reviewed by dcmchew from Romania

4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Pours oil black with a very small beige head, reduced to a tiny sticky lace.
Strong smell of caramel, dry dark fruit, vanilla and dark spices. Sweet and boozy, plus a low soy sauce from the malts.
Sweet molasses and dark chocolate in the front, some juicy figs and dates in the back, raisin, low berries. Dark roasted malts, but very faintly reminding of coffee (which i like). A spicy feel later on, prickly, with pepper and ginger, but also some dark spices, with cinnamon, licorice. Vanilla and oak obviously from the maturing, perfect. American hops in the finish not totally overpowered by the roast or the alcohol, so the finish is a bit dry, mildly bitter, nice and sweet (not syrupy or disturbing).
Mouthfeel is smooth with just enough carbonation to keep the spicy feel out there. Booze gets a bit strong as it warms, with a clear nice malty whisky taste. Aftertaste of sweet caramel, a bit hoppy, and faint charcoal.
Awesome beer, can't find a single bad thing to say about it. Maybe a bit too alcoholic towards the finish, but i personally like that, if it's rich and tasty too.
Feb 04, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by elHeron from Belgium

Jan 16, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by RRC03 from New Hampshire

Jan 10, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Poupae from Thailand

Dec 17, 2013
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Reviewed by EmperorBevis from England

4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
pours a jet black body with good tan head
the whiskey is good and is there in the aroma and flavour balanced against brown sugar, treacle and coffee
Nov 01, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by jaydoc from Kansas

Oct 31, 2013
Rated: 4 by Gonzoillini from Illinois

Oct 30, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by TheBaumer from California

Oct 27, 2013
Rated: 4.5 by Brian_C from Texas

Oct 07, 2013
Rated: 4 by bbadger from Texas

Oct 05, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by bca115 from California

Sep 29, 2013
Rated: 4 by Brewer1980 from Scotland

Sep 09, 2013
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Reviewed by JohnQVD from New York

4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Pours black with a thin, dark head. Smell is molasses, brown sugar and alcohol. The taste is largely chocolate, with a healthy helping of boozy flavor. The feel is surprisingly light with light carbonation. Overall this is excellent, sweet without being cloying, boozy without being too much, and it all holds together very well.
Aug 22, 2013
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