BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran

Not a great weekend, to say the least. But, at least I have some good beer to make me feel better. I spent most of the day running errands and I managed to find a bomber of Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, which is pretty exciting. I think that I really need to stop buying beer and drink down some of my reserves, but everytime I see a brew that I haven’t seen before, I have to grab it because I’m afraid that I won’t see it again. Onto the beer…

ABV: 10%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the BrewDog website:

The Life and Times of a BrewDog Whisky Cask

  1. little acorn into a mighty oak tree, really long ago
  2. oak tree turned into a cask by a skilled human
  3. cask is then used to mature American Bourbon, releasing wonderful flavours from the oak
  4. cask then undertakes a perilous marine voyage across the Atlantic, narrowly escaping the clutches of storms, giant squid and pirates
  5. safely at the Scottish distillery it is used to mature the finest Whisky, adding depth and character to the flavours inculcated in the oak
  6. cask arrives at BrewDog where we fill it with our Imperial Stout. The ageing process infuses all the Whisky flavours and emblazons the casks journey deep into our smooth robust stout, resulting in an unrivalled taste adventure for the lucky human who gets their paws on the finished masterpiece

Random: I found this beer along while I was trying to grab a bottle of Tokyo. I didn’t find a bottle of that, but I grabbed this (although I did grab a bottle of Tokyo last week). I keep seeing their beer all over Jersey, so I figured I would try this one, which has since been retired.

This brew poured with a half of finger of tan head that dissipated almost right after I had taken my picture. The body is definitely black with no visible carbonation due to the color. I let this beer warm for about 20 minutes before having it. On the nose, I got some hints of booze, some vanilla and chocolate notes and a hint of earthiness, maybe peat? On the taste, the aging definitely comes out. I get peat and some definitely burnt malts with some subtle hints of chocolate. But, the definite overwhelming taste is burnt and smoky. The finish isn’t crazy long and the peat is the main flavor that hangs around. This is definitely an interesting beer, and the alcohol does warm you up a little bit. Not the best stout I’ve had, but definitely solid.

Untappd Rating: 5.0/5.0

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