esp0r (1944) - - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo, batch #306, enjoyed at home
Pours dark brown, black in glass, thin tanned head with nice lacings. Smells of oak, whisky, booze, wanilla and some malts. Taste is heavy sweet, , distinct liquorice flavors and caramel, chocolate, roasted malts and oak in the back. Smooth mouthfeel, full bodied. Heavy bitter finish. This is a very good Paradox. A bit better than the Jura and the former Arran i would say. Very nice!
manrar (1) - acapulco, MEXICO - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I will not be analytic. I’d rather be poetic. This beer made me feel inspired with a positive otulook on life. It reminded me of old new love.
Also, sweet, smoky, oily, with noticeable intense but pleasant alcohol.
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hittade denna under en blöt utekväll i Göteborg. Har för mig att den var riktigt god och rökig
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
mcberko (6260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, pours jet black with a small tan head. Nose brings out complex whiskey, caramel malts, and residual sweetness. Flavour is quite sweet and boozy, with very sweet caramel malts, some whiskey, and alcohol. Sweet, boozy and complex. Not normally my kind of thing, but this is nice in small doses even though it is super cloying.
Sissio (566) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 14, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear dark brown, minimal brown thick head. Sweetish riasted malts with a hint if ginger and a woody aftertaste for a complex and fully bodied pampering experience
BRW (977) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at La fira del poblenou. Black colour with white head. Roasted, whiskey, vanilla, peated, aroma. Sweet, vanilla, roasted and peated taste. Medium to full body.
RW80 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle Batch 60
Appearance: Very dark brown to black wih a finger sized off white head.
No lacing and ok retention.
Aroma:Aroma is sweet with oat, licorice, ligh peat, vanilla. chocolate and some redish fruit.and a a bit of wood and peat
Tase: Very complex and follows the aroma. Sweet but not too sweet thanks to he peat and roasted malts. Quite complex. Simply said enjoy it yourselves o fyully unravel it. Finish has peat and ligh alcohol boozyness, but in such way that. Aftertaste is earthy, Peaty, licorice but sill verry nice the different elements come so nice together.
Fullbody, but still good dtrinkable, just below avearge carbonation, oily texture.
A very well balanced and harmonized stout, yes it have a lot big tastes but the key trick on this one is tha it all works so well., you can find the individual elements but in the end it combines to something while still remaining drinkable for such a powerfull brew
Philym (975) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Dark brown/black with bubbly tan head on the pour.
Aroma: Treacle, liquorice, spiritous, whisky notes.
Taste: Low bitterness, low/medium sweetness and sourness.
Palate: Light smooth texture, light body, low carbonation, lingering treacle, malty, whisky finish with alcohol warmth and a slight smokiness.
Comments: Very good. Rating is for batch 306.
kraddel (2958) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at barely legal tasting room
Pours black, rather clear. Small grey head
Smell is unintense. Bit hoppy ..
Taste is coffee, chocolate, bitter, some oak , dark malts , not much whiskey though ( it blends in perfectly ) Aftertaste is pure chocolate, bitter , bit oak and tiny bit roasted malts . Mostly chocolate .
Mouthfeel is a little dissapointing . I expected / hoped for a nice thick stout like their Tokyo* , but this is very thin for 15 % ... Carbonation is perfect .
Dangerously drinkable, as if it were a 10 % beer .
fall_ep78 (46) - DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Det er dog det vildeste. Mørk og dyb og utrolig komplex. Dette er en øl der tager tid, da den er utrolig fyldig. Smagen er uhyre godt sammensat og whisky tønden komplimenterer overvældende. Dybt olieret og lækker lækker eftersmag!!
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bottledog, King’s Cross. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Huge flavours in this. Liquorice at first with a fair bit of sweetness before rich chocolate, vanilla and coffee along with evident warming alcohol and whiskey notes. This is absolutely delicious. The whiskey flavours really compliment the beer rather than over powering it. Full oily mouthfeel. Superb.