ebone1988 (530) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Best before February 2, 2010, oh boy. Aroma is barrel, vanilla, roasted malt. Appearance is thin, dark brown, what head? There is no head. This beer is well past its prime. Taste is barrel and flat. Yowza. Mouthfeel is thin. No carbonation. Nothing. Like drinking watered down syrup. Overall, this was a huge mistake putting this in my body
BadAprilia1000 (379) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oil black color with no head whatsoever. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, anise, super sweet malt, molasses, sticky toffee, hazelnut, milk chocolate, sweet cream. Taste is chocolate, caramel, semi-bitter black coffee, a rich caramel, toffee, dry molasses, lactic. Overall a great beer, this one seems to of been a bit past its best by date, still worth a purchase.
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"past the best by date, but you really couldn’t tell. as with all of the paradox line, kinda thin and lighter in color than most impys. partly because of that, though, smooth as silk. dark chocolate and whisky in equal measures. quite tasty as dessert or on it’s own."
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Port Dundas batch 011. Black with a small pale head. Aroma is chocolate, dates, fig, caramel. Medium-full bodied, slightly slick mouthfeel, smooth on the palate, short sweet finish. Flavour is chocolate, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, hint of oak.
XaenDovet (1227) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hog shack bottle share. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, no cap. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, wood, vanilla. Taste is sweet and a bit tart. So smooth and creamy.
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught as Paradox Port Dundas 2009 vintage @ Brasserie 4:20, Rome. Pours black with a very small offhwite head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, oak, light whisky, light smoke. Flavor is malty, little coffee, licorice, whisky, wood, light oxidation. Thin to medium body, somehow fizzy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 090414
salvaticas (533) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Pours a pitch watery black. Heavy on the nose, notes of grapes and wine. Never thought something like this could have such a bad palate. Incredibly weak, no body. Hard to put down because of this. Flavor is still there, but its not complete. Disappointing.
djd07 (6487) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with paperthin head that quickly diminishes to nothing. The aroma is chocolate, roast, and oak. Thin mouthfeel with strong peat and booze with light roast. Very good.
koleminer20 (1259) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2014
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 330 mL bottle. The pour is a ruby-ish brown with no head to be found. The aroma is decent. A little roast, some good licorice, and not much else going on. The flavor is mediocre at best. Some licorice and a thin roast. The mouth feel is really thin and this thing just falls apart on the back end ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Scopey (9771) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, batch #13 (best by 2/2/10) via trade. It pours darkest brown with a tiny, bubbly light tan head. The nose is sweet caramelised brown sugar, soft roast, toasty, coffee, wood, vanilla, coconut, toffee, touch of must and earthy cocoa. The taste is bitter-sweet, smooth, light roast, toffee, wood, earth, whisky, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and light oxidised notes with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Alcohol is extremely well-hidden. Smooth, soft, easy-drinking and well-rounded. Pretty impressive stuff really.