Syd (920) - Waconia, 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 (2181) - 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 (1517) - 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 (5476) - 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 (4014) - 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.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally found this bastard, i love Mccallan single malts. Pours a dark bruen body with an off white head. Malty peat wooden whiskey notes, light vinous sherry cask accents like cherry infused wood. Mild chocolate cherry warming, good shit.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8th September 2008. Slightly marmite nose. Roasty malt and a little marmite in the start. Smooth and a little spirity with a subtle sweet undertone. The sherry influence is not at all obvious, more’s the shame!
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Binnys. Pours hard black with slight brown edge and quickly fading beige head. Nose is relatively faint with some dark malts and chocolate underneath delightful scotch barrel. Taste is a smooth, creamy, barrel flavor dream come true. Again lots of dark malt, roastiness and chocolate, but the main event in this one is the wonderful scotch characteristic. Some vanilla and oak poke through as well with a slight smoke/peat hint also. This imperial stout recipe would be good on it’s own, but aged in my favorite single malt barrel....bliss. So glad I picked up a second bottle.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours brownish black with a small tan head that’s bubbly and lacy. Aroma of toffee, wood, vanilla, salt water, peat-smoke, leaves, and coffee. Pretty nice on the nose. Taste is pretty sweet with vanilla, wood, toffee, hazelnut, peaty smoke, chocolate, and a slight raisin note. The finish dries things out with coffee, wood, raisin, charred smoke, and vanilla/hazelnut. Bitterness is present, but flavorful. Medium bodied but not lacking in flavor (I thought the Isle of Arran batch was). Definitely a healthy marriage of whisky and beer.
TeamTrappist (829) - jericho, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at blind tiger. Poured a blackish brown. Nose was way smokey. This gets better as it warms when all of the flavors pop out. Smokey and Peety with deep oak flavors. This is not for the faint of heart. Deep charcoal notes. It’s the type of beer you either love or hate. I loved it