mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a khaki head. Nose is alcohol, roasted malts, whisky, light vanilla, caramel, and chocolate. Chewy palate, toffee, chocolate, roasted malts, syrup, wood, and a tolerable finish for it’s abv.
Inbreak (1071) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13.10.2013, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice brown creamy longlasting head. Aroma is nicely balanced, dark malts, licorice, oak, dark sugar, grass, alcohol, hints of coffee and peat. Taste is sweet and sligtly sour-ish, dark malts, dark sugar, peat, sour coffee, licorice, oak, almond essence, citrus, grass, alcohol. Medium to longlasting bitterness, low on carbonation and kind of thin body. Fair enough.
mcberko (4810) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out elegant notes of whiskey, woody oak, and subdued roasted malt. Flavour I supremely complex, full of amazing whiskey notes, wood, treacle toffee sweetness, and a touch of roasted malt. This is easily the most complex and elegant of all the versions of Paradox I’ve had. Rich, somewhat sweet and oaky. ABV is very well-hidden, leaving no burn but a noticeable warming effect. Finishes on notes of woody oak and treacle. A beer of remarkable depth and complexity.
TaktikMTL (5378) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Odeur de vanille avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque avec une faible densité de bulle. Saveur: Goût de bois et de vanille avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement vineuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #5131)
VT (1181) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle from czar - thanks, mate. Pours an orange tinted black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is wood, vanilla, peat, iodine. Flavor is cocoa, vanilla, wood, corn, hazelnut. Finish is very peaty and spicy. Lingering roast and wood. Medium body, sticky, oily mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Solid.
czar (3257) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark brown with a resilient beige head, some lacing. vanilla, wood, charred malts, even peated, burnt caramel, hazelnuts, sweetness, tart cherries, booze. moderate to low carbonation, full body - oily and a bit sticky, grassy-peppery-peaty finish. the best yet from this series (out of 5).
radio_nowhere (596) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Impulse buy, 1st BrewDog and Scotch Aged IS. 12oz bottle into snifter glass, deep dark black body with dark tan head disappearing into a thin lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, liquorice, dried fruits, some scotch notes and booze. Taste seems to further amp up the aromas; more dried fruits, deep dark chocolate, roast, light coffee, vanilla, some coffee, wood, spices and of course scotch whisky. Rich body, low carbonation, thick, oily, soft, complex with lingering sweet roasty finish. This is a monster, enjoyable sipper.
Boutip (4292) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a small dark brown foamy head. Aroma of luscious sweet roasted malt notes with light sweet liquor notes. Taste is sweeter then I had expected with some sweet roasted malt notes, light chocolate notes with some light scotch notes at the end which rounds off the corner. Body is quite full with oily like texture with light carbonation and no real apparent alcohol notes. Barrel-aging is not has apparent has I had expected but very good nonetheless.
ReV2 (91) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewed in Scotland, bought in Kent, drunk in Belgium. An incredibly complex, powerful brew with masses of everything you’d expect in a 15% stout. You know when you have a really great beer and you keep lifting the glass and trying to take another sip even though it’s empty? Deeelicious!
Eructoblaster (2743) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - 330ml. Pours an opaque black body with a thin brown creamy head. Well balanced, complex malty/hoppy aroma with bourbon, oaky, butterscotch, and fruity hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries whiskey, molasses, fruity, and vineous notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bittersweet finish. Awesome!