bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost black and opague. The aroma has dark chocolate, cream and hints of oak and peat. Malty sweet flavor with oak and peat, followed by dark chocolate and toffee. The single malt whisky is well noticed and adds to the character. Well balanced and delicious beer, maybe still a bit young.
ekstedt (5636) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at the RSBEG08 grand tasting. Dark copper brown with medium beige head. Soft roasted notes with a touch of alcohol, and clear notes of whiskey and wood. Medium bodied and smooth. Good balance.
yespr (32344) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2008 RBESG2008: From 33 cL bottle, thanks to Magic_dave6. Pours hazy dark brown with a fully diminished tan head. Solid vanilla and roasted malt aroma. Dry and alcohol dense roasted malt flavour with a solid vanilla flavour. Goes into a finish with a warming alcohol burn.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m pretty sure this is the same as the batch 11 speyside batch, which is what im going to rate. Bottle from oddbins kilmarnock rd in shawlands, pours nearly opaque with a tan head. By far the most sessionable paradox, hides the 10% extremely well probably more than any other beer, chocolate brownie taste with only meer hints of whisky, wood flavour comes in the form of creamy vanilla and i find little hint of grain in this beer. not the best in the line probably the most drinker friendly and sessionable though.
cgarvieuk (15177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle at home ... Deep black ... slightlt sweet roast malts ... sweet fruity ... little toasted oats ... Although description (as i write) says whiskey cask i think this is as sherry cask, and if not getting the level of whiskey that i get from some of the others... In many ways this seems more balanced.
Bottle at home... dark black ... soft roast ... sweet tofee malts nose .. creamy malts ...soft fruits ... mellow toffee ... mellow toffee creamy malts ... little dusty .. soft toffe fruits ... 3.5 ... think its maybe tiring
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, whiskey and coffee notes. Flavor likewise with woody notes and a bitter end.
Drake (9012) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Magic_Dave. Thanks! Pours a deep, dark red with a thin head. Aroma of dark fruits, whisky, tannic sourness. Taste is dryer than expected... whisky, dark fruits, pepper. Medium bodied... quite nice.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Blackfriars. Aroma is typical paradox, roasty and burnt malts, chocolate, slight wet grassy hay character, whisky is not too noteable, though adds a pepperyness. Taste is similar, though clearly the thinnest of all the paradox so far and most drinkable, the whisky shows itself in the finish and adds an ashy alcoholic note to it, finishes quickly though. Possibly the most whisky like mouthfeel of all of them and least stout like, But t the same time least whisky character in it?