madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st September 2008. Opaque black beer. Heavy smoky peaty whisky dominates but there is a sweet lactose milky tone as well. Initally I found this beer hard work but it ultimately provided some rewards for perseverence.
Stuu666 (5818) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s Brewdog vintage tasting. Pours black, tcp, iodine, medicinal, peaty, smoky chocolate, a bit thin.
chrisv10 (12130) - DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, bacth 001 Caol Illa 1996, 10%. Almost black with small beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat and whisky. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, peat, ash, medium sweet, whisky, hop, vinous and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (12876) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Almost black with a light brown head. Aroma is dry, roasted malt and lots of peat. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 050714
Imaena (1999) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scotland: Smoky, peat infused, deep complex whiskey flavors. Islay whisky comes right through. Unique and wonderful beer.
BBB63 (6390) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Batch 006 bottle and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: Pours pitch black with very little head and no lace. The aroma is a massive hit of smoke, peat (iodine) and tobacco like earthiness. Very faint roast and coffee as well. This taste is borderline undrinkable, has the combination of smoke and peat overwhelms the palate. Additionally any sweet base malt motes have disappeared. It is like drinking a bad scotch and nothing like a beer. Even worse is the basically flat and thin mouth feel. I actually found a BrewDog stout worse than Smokehead... did not think that possible. Sad since I have likes most of the other Paradox offerings.
douglas88 (6926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a jet black color with a small white bubble of head. A huge smoky nose, almost vegetal notes and oxidation. Very sweet, vanilla, oak, some coal and rust, huge smoke. Woody certainly. The age and oxidation has pushed this toward whiskey even further with a thinner body and more round flavor. Quite nice. A treat to try.
Beer4000 (4980) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle sampled in 2008. Close to black body with a fast disappearing beige head. Strong aroma of dark, roasted malt, peat, tar and alcohol. Flavor is as expected from aroma with roasted malt, peat, tar, liquorice, some salt, pleasant bitter and warming alcohol. Fine body and long aftertaste. Pretty heavy stuff, but very well made and delicious for sipping. Brewdog at its best.
daad (109) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma, appealing appearance and a wonderful taste! [short review due to it coming from my backlog]
hallinghansen (2273) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Scopey @ Sour & Bitter, thanks buddy. Brown body with no head. Aroma is alcohol, charcoal, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt. Flavor is alcohol, chocolate, oak, roasted malt. Nice.
jackl (5467) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, generously shared by Scopey at S&B. The pour’s deep clear reddish brown with no head whatsoever. The nose is strong coffee, light peaty whiskey. Some heavy wet oak wood, caramel, molasses and vanilla. The taste is sugary wood and vanilla. Some smokey peaty sausage and spicy (paprika?) notes. Wood and plenty of bitter chocolate. The body’s full and supple, soft. While this has probably dulled with age, there’s plenty of character left in it. Interesting, but past peak?