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BrewDog Paradox Isle of Arran
85A dark-ruby-coloured imperial stout matured in Isle of Arran whisky casks. It's very well balanced, too, so the oak and the whisky do not dominate other flavours. Carbonation just a little low on this...
BrewDog Paradox Smokehead
83A dark ruby imperial stout aged in Islay whisky casks. Once you get over the rather uninviting aroma, the taste is notably sweet and the beer becomes very suppable. You really do have to like peat, th...
Dogfish Burton Baton
80A smooth, sweet but complex ale, not as obviously hoppy as many American IPAs, but a great winter chill stopper.
Dogfish Head Immort Ale
77A complex and very enjoyable, red-orange beer that delivers in body, taste and strength.
Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron
83An unctuous, deep garnet- coloured beer. Complex and characterful, but too obviously strong for my taste.
Fuller's Brewer's Reserve
88Wonderfully packaged, typically professional, oak-aged beer from Fuller's that tends to grow on you.
Green Man Celt
76A New Zealand take on a ‘dark English ale', blended with beer aged in whisky oak for three months. Nicely done, with the wood influences pleasant and subtle.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 16 Year Old
86Smoother, creamier and more subtle than the 12. Complex and fascinating.
Harviestoun Ola Dubh Special Reserve 30 Years Old
86This is the one of the three Ola Dubhs that shows its heritage most. A high quality beer with a lovely lightness of touch.
Innis & Gunn Blonde
74An exceptionally smooth, well-rounded beer with oak kept nicely in check after dominating the aroma. Not too heavy or cloying, which makes it very quaffable.
Innis & Gunn Island Cask
65This variation on the Innis & Gunn theme is all about tangy oak, with not too much else in the mix. Pleasant though.
Innis & Gunn Original Oak Aged
80This is the beer that set the Innis & Gunn ball rolling and at the same time rekindled an interest in wood-aged beers. Clean, interesting, mellow and tasty.
Innis & Gunn Rum Cask
66An attractive, red-amber ale matured in rum casks, but it doesn't quite deliver for its strength.
Innis & Gunn Triple Matured
72One of the best Innis & Gunn offerings, even if the finish lacks some intensity.
Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale Madeira Reserve 2007
87The first of three limited collection beers, this orange-amber beer offers a great mix of flavours, with oak playing its part but not totally dominant.
Thornbridge Alliance Strong Ale PX Reserve 2007
70An orange-amber ale with good body, a good airy texture and plenty of taste, even if the oak tends to outpoint rather than complement other flavours.
Traditional Scottish Ales Tullibardine 1488
86A quaffable beer for the strength with oak successfully playing second fiddle.
World Beer Awards 2011
world beer awards 2011 intro html pthe 2011 world beer awards saw a surge in entries and judging began its lengthy meticulous process in june with more rounds and judges taking part more than ever in ...