larsga (6179) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown head shrinks fairly quickly with a hissing sound.
Opaque black body. Roasty chocolatey marzipan alcohol aroma with
toffee and wood notes. Exquisitely harmonic and balanced.
Dry-sweet alcohol roasty chocolate taste with toffee and vanilla
fudge notes. Full body. Soft, smooth mouthfeel with
considerable heat. Dryish chocolatey toffee and alcohol
aftertaste with smooth vanilla fudge and roastiness notes.
Beautifully smooth and drinkable, while full of assertive
flavours. A real masterpiece. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly,
KingCecil (2043) - DENMARK - JUL 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.... It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head..... The aroma is licorice, smoke, sweet caramel and oak... The flavor is smokey wood, ash, warming liquor, sweet caramel, roasted malt, some port and chocolate....very smooth and full bodied... very nice.....
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
just when i thought the arran was my favourite, this one came along and blew it away. huge whisky presence on this one and another huge hike in abv. really strong and lovely. a special occasion beer.
visionthing (2685) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared by Alexcg. Pours very dark brown, pretty much black with a small light brown head. Aroma of wood, whisky, sweet malt and a hint of vanilla. Very sweet, much too sweet for my taste. Alcohol is pretty well integrated, but I think the aromas from the barrel aging is way too dominating. I miss the usual IS aromas. I liked the other in the series much more. Maybe itís due to the fact that Jura is not one of my faourite whiskies or maybe itís because the high alcohol content. Anyway itís pretty much a liquid dessert and way too sweet. Will try it again in a couple of years.
phredrik (1010) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Morten. Pours black, nigga. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate sweetness, some whisky notes, caramel, and cocoa, liquorice. Taste is sweet, lots of chocolate and berrys sweetness, some whisky notes, oak, sweet whisky and a bit of saltiness. Good stuff. I cannot write more, deal with it.
MOLA_DK (285) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma: a little boozy, roasted malts, liquorice, a little smoke. Full bodied, aggressive much more smoke on the mouth than the nose.
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Arve_Christian (3031) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
On bottle from Storo, thanks Alexcg.
Black color, brownsh foam.
aromas of vanilla,& notes of whiskey
Full body & high complexity .
Very sweet & some alcoholic taste.
Sigmund (5024) - Tau, NORWAY - JUL 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet Verksgt., Stavanger. ABV is 15%. There is no explanation in the usual boastful commercial description why this beer is 15%, while all other Paradox versions are 10%. Have they actually added whisky to the beer (in addition to the whisky flavour imparted by the oak cask), or have they done some freeze distilling? Pitch black colour, large to moderate tan head. Strong and impressive aroma of whisky cask, with notes of both bourbon and Scotch, vanilla / oak, dark chocolate and liquorice, also sweetish notes of malts, hints of tar and seaside. The flavour has a solid malty sweetness, notes of molasses, chocolate, vanilla, Scotch whisky (with fairly moderate smokey notes). Moderate hops and peat smoke in the aftertaste. The alcohol is well hidden.
jgilje (3) - NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the epicest beer of them all. Thereís not much more to say :-) just makes you happy!
ClubGonzo (3993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a pitch black body with a small beige head. Aroma is black berries, mild whisky tones and hints of leather. For a 15 % ABV, this sure smells little. Taste is mild black berry tones and sweet dark malts, with hints of smoke, whisky and wood. Dry finish with warming alcohol, which is elsewhere well hidden. Smooth body, low carbonation. A nice and rather balanced BA imperial stout, much less assertive than many others in the series.