Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at the December MDF tasting, as Port Dundas. Dark brown, no head. Aroma of cardboard, sherry, roasted malt. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruits, sherry, hint of whiskey. Full bodied, flat.
gdierksen (16) - Brookline, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours an oily black with a thin, darkly colored head that melts quickly. Very strong aroma of vanilla, peak and oak. This is unmistakenly cask aged. Oaky flavors up front fading to a smooth peat/smoke flavor. Long burnt chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is pretty thin and smooth. Very little bite for 10% ABV. Overall a good strong stout but it smells better than it tastes.
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Toby. Pours out black topped with a small head. Nose is roast malts barrel notes some smoke chocolate coffee vanilla and some age.Taste is more of the sweetness roast malts chocolate coffee vanilla barrel holding up very well.
ebone1988 (1371) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Best before February 2, 2010, oh boy. Aroma is barrel, vanilla, roasted malt. Appearance is thin, dark brown, what head? There is no head. This beer is well past its prime. Taste is barrel and flat. Yowza. Mouthfeel is thin. No carbonation. Nothing. Like drinking watered down syrup. Overall, this was a huge mistake putting this in my body
BadAprilia1000 (404) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an oil black color with no head whatsoever. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, anise, super sweet malt, molasses, sticky toffee, hazelnut, milk chocolate, sweet cream. Taste is chocolate, caramel, semi-bitter black coffee, a rich caramel, toffee, dry molasses, lactic. Overall a great beer, this one seems to of been a bit past its best by date, still worth a purchase.
slowrunner77 (10098) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"past the best by date, but you really couldn’t tell. as with all of the paradox line, kinda thin and lighter in color than most impys. partly because of that, though, smooth as silk. dark chocolate and whisky in equal measures. quite tasty as dessert or on it’s own."
GothGargoyle (2350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Port Dundas batch 011. Black with a small pale head. Aroma is chocolate, dates, fig, caramel. Medium-full bodied, slightly slick mouthfeel, smooth on the palate, short sweet finish. Flavour is chocolate, caramel, whiskey, vanilla, hint of oak.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hog shack bottle share. Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, no cap. Aroma of raisin, chocolate, wood, vanilla. Taste is sweet and a bit tart. So smooth and creamy.
Camons (10199) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught as Paradox Port Dundas 2009 vintage @ Brasserie 4:20, Rome. Pours black with a very small offhwite head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, oak, light whisky, light smoke. Flavor is malty, little coffee, licorice, whisky, wood, light oxidation. Thin to medium body, somehow fizzy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 090414
salvaticas (596) - - MAR 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour. Pours a pitch watery black. Heavy on the nose, notes of grapes and wine. Never thought something like this could have such a bad palate. Incredibly weak, no body. Hard to put down because of this. Flavor is still there, but its not complete. Disappointing.