tom10101 (4097) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330 ml). Black with no head and no lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, fruits, caramel and light spices. Taste is moderately to heavily sweet with fruits, vanilla, wood, light spices and light boozy notes. Medium to full body. Low carbonation. Ok fruity RIS. Not overly complex, but the Sherry cask add something to a somewhat boring base beer.
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
355 ml bottle shared with Tom and chums. Pours orangeish-reddish black with a short lived white head. Aroma is wood, booze, dark chocolate. Flavor is burnt caramel, whiskey, wood, fruits. Finish is coffee, ash, hops. Some wood. Light body, watery mouthfeel, low carbonation. Highly disappointing.
MikeJslc (769) - USA - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, think tan head. Aroma of deep, bready malt, toffee, a slightly rustic, woody and lightly smoky character from the Scotch barrel. Flavor is bready, toasty malt, some toffee sweetness, cocoa, restrained roastiness for an imperial stout, dark fruit, a light tobacco note, a little peat-smoke. Medium-full body on light side for an imperial stout. Very tasty.
dphoxie (120) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
this bottle was on sale at the local total wine & more. i was intrigued by the "macallan" on the label. the aroma is sweet but relatively light. appearance had no head, otherwise basic stout darkness. taste was oxidized and light. I suppose oxidized makes sense as i was drinking in jan 2013 and the bottle was filled march 2009. I have no idea how it was stored prior to me buying it a week or so ago. palate was thin and light. overall it just lacked the complexity i expected. probably just poorly cared for and past its prime.
BelgianBeerGal (3457) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mail order bottle from probably about 2008 or so. I think the drink by date is either 2012 or 2009. Doesn’t matter to me. Pretty flat pour with no real head. Light aroma as well with a hint of molasses. Nice flavor though: chocolate and coffee but honestly just a hint of whisky in the finish. Good but I’d like it to have more whisky influences.
laiti (7704) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012
33 cl bottle @ HBF as ”Paradox Speyside (Batch 011)”. Rated on 20.08.2011
Aroma is sweetish with well roasted malt and smoky whiskey notes. Flavour has well roasted malt, whisky and woody notes. Not the best of the Paradox series.
Macegan75 (756) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Poours dark brown to black with some head that fades. nose is dried fruit raisan, figs, dates and peaches) and aldehydes, coffee,roasted chicory, first sip is nice with mild roasted flavors , sherry, oak, smokey peat finish with slight cffeebitterness
olio (8066) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle as "Brewdog Paradox Speyside".
Originally rated on 20100820.
Pours pitch black color with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and some liquorice and dark roasted malts. Flavor of toasted malts, vanilla, bourbon and burnt chocolate malts. Nice.
sulawang (744) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours coffee black brown with no head and almost no visible carbonation. Thick malts and caramel on the nose. Initial tastes of medium-heavy nicely sweetened (7/10) malts mixed with caramel, counterbalanced with a very light carbonation, milk chocolate, light roast coffee, light peat, vanilla and hint of cherry. Finishes bitter-semisweet with a lingering mild bitterness. Medium-high compexity, high depth, great transitions, excellent carry, great balance, good drinkability.
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and slightly fruity with coffee, chocolate, and cola. The appearance is dark brown and almost flat with a tiny head. The taste is like the aroma with only a minimal sherry cask element. The palate is thin and flat. Overall its more than a little disappointing but certainly drinkable.