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BrewDog Paradox Isle Of Arran (15%) | BrewDog

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Brewed by:
Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of Anatole
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of little_star
4.27/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fox82791
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Meyers1023
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bbickley
4.12/5  rDev +2%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%

Review from notes

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

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Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of greg4579
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of killcore
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Beer-Zombie
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of yankeepride
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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Photo of kaneel
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of GRUUMSH
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of KingSlayer
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of SStein
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of safaricook
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Andy_Luft
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of BrickOneal
4/5  rDev -1%

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Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 60 ratings