ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - APR 23, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with no noticable head. Aroma is scotch, sherry, roasted malt, vanilla, some oak. Smelled like heaven. Flavor was rich and full. Roast with some definite highland scotch notes. Mouthfeel was just a little thin but not really a knock on the beer. Really nice marriage of flavors.
sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 10, 2010
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow- abolutely wonderful. The Macallan cask really imparts balance to this stout from the sherry. There is a lot of toasted malt and good chocolate that melds very well wth the oak and sherry. I had big. hopes for this and I was very well rewarded. Wish I could have had more of this.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty elegant for BrewDog beer. Over the dark roasted base are layered notes of peat and dried fruit from the Macallan Sherry Cask. Not overbearing.
beernovice39 (3187) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Jet black pour in the snifter, no head really. Scent of malt and booze but its very slight. Taste is smooth with a slight booze bite, some malt/coffee and molassess. Good stuff.
TheBeerGod (5363) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black pour with little to no head. Mainly spotty bubbles on the surface. Aroma is wood, dark fruit, light roasted malt, coffee, and vanilla. Taste is strong vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruits, alcohol, light molasses, and watery cocoa. Body is light medium with no carbonation feel and a soft alcohol warmth. Ends with more dark fruit, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, alcohol and wet wood.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, with more head than the others I’ve had of the series. The aroma is sweet, malt, and more peat. The flavor is quite pleasant with the sweetness and malt up front and some peat to make is balanced in a Scotch sort of way. The palate is livelier than others in the series. Overall, I like it quite well.
vtafro (3912) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Rciesla for sharing. Black pour with tan head. Woody sherry notes, chocolate, cherry and warming. One of the better paradox batches.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served from a 12 oz bottle from the Liquor Collection in Honolulu. The appearance is a translucent deep dark brown. The sherry characters really come through with some nice sweet fruit flavors that ride on the roasted malt flavors. The cask flavors are mild in intensity and add a nice touch. The mouth feels a little thin but super smooth. The Paradox beers are always tasty but not always worth the price.
blipp (6418) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a thin beige and bubbly head. Scotch and roasted malts up front in the aroma with some sweet dark chocolate notes. The flavor is smooth and restrained, light roasted malts, scotch, a bit of a dried fruit sweetness, and dark chocolate, followed by a nice roasty finish.
mjs (4869) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle from Alko Arkadia) Poured almos black with light brown, sparse and bubbly head. Aroma contained roastedness, some coffee and whisky. Full bodied and dry palate with quite low carbonation. Flavours were roastedness, coffee, ash, lightly whisky, some creaminess and low bitterness. Aftertaste contained ash, bitterness and whisky.