slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"looks a little lighter than your typical impy. little head, but carbonation is there. a little thin on the feel, too, but smooth. smells sweet...whiskey and roasted chocolate and coffee malt. little hops. one dimensional but tasty."
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with whispy tan head. Aroma is choclately with a lot of scotch a a sweetness that is almost sherrylike. Medium thick, fairly smooth, chocolate up front with a lot of scotch in the finish and a hint of the sherrylike sweetness. Finish is just a bit astringent. Nearly flat.
evapjep (7) - Castle Rock, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tried this in a long string of dark beers, but it was an easy drinker for 10%. Not sure the price I paid was worth it, but I would like to try it again on it’s own. Rich and smooth.
AdamChandler (4507) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a mild dark porter, no head Nose is ash, tobacco and cocounut. Lots of smoke and peat, chocolate finish. drinkable but nothing exceptional
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Aroma of soy sauce and black molasses with chocolate and coffee as an afterthought. Light and watery on the palate with soy sauce, mild cocoa, and light roast coffee. Aged in a 1970 Glen Grant cask? Sounds impressive but there’s not much bourbon flavor to speak of. Maybe I’m ruined after three BCBS cherry rye tonight. It’s ok but simply mediocre.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown/black color with almost no head. Syrupy sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting aftertaste.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with minimal head. Chocolate, lactose, and whiskey really come out in this one. Some mild oak elements.
piscator34 (2331) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botted sample via and shared with oakbluff. Dark brown in colour with fairly low carbonation. Aromas are of faint milk chocolate, mild whisky, and mellow pale malts. Smooth and light bodied in the mouth, with some rounder oak barrel elements mixing with the light coffee and chocolate notes. A bit on the stale side, but the scotch character has blended nicely.
highlandlad (1464) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A whisky drinker’s beer and one of the best of the Paradoxes to cross this gullet. I expected a Glen Grant headbutt and was pleasantly surprised. This is seductively easing drinking. Terrific appearance: thick head showing good length and big lace. Surprisingly soft aroma for this style - oaky memories of your granddad’s armchair, attic dust, empty whisky bottles and Milo chocolate drinks. Superb silken mouthfeel. Soft caffe latte and vanilla notes through the front of the palate. Much more refined than some of its brothers in the Paradox family. Sweet brown sugar and a terrific alcoholic bite as it glazes the throat. Lovely stuff. (BB 2/2/20)
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Pitch black - offwhite bubbles. Sweetness, prunes, oxidation, high malty, whiskey, cocoa, chocolate, tarmac notes, high sweetness, nice smooth.