BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) – 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask

11.2 oz bottle, batch 011 best before 12/12/09 apparently hand written on the label. Nice touch.
$10.99 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA.
Having had at least one beer from BrewDog that I thought was very poor, I was very reluctant to start shelling out this kind of money on a beer that being aged in liquor casks, is simply not my favorite thing. Of course, curiosity eventually got the better of me and I went for the beer in the series that I thought I would enjoy the most; the sherry based one. Here goes.
Pour is mahogony brown. Thin ring of foam forms a collar. Nice legs.
Some sherry-like notes, but the nose is extremely muted – I was disappointed. The thin nature of the beer is carried through in the taste and the mouthfeel. VERY weak for a RIS, and although the beer is not bad, to me this is basically an old ale. Bittersweet licorice notes, but if you are looking for a viscous, high alcohol, dense RIS then this is NOT it. Also some diacetyl in there too – this seems to be a feature for the BrewDog range.
I dunno, this is a dreadful disappointment but at the same time is not a horrible beer. Having said that it’s a poor example of the style. HORRIBLE (I mean HORRIBLE) value to boot.

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01/09/2009
Brewery:
BrewDog
Format:
bottle
ABV: 10.0 %
Appearance: 3
Taste: 2.5
Mouthfeel: 2
Smell: 3
Overall: 3
Total: 2.68
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