crazyvin (1840) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a opaque black body with barley any head. Looked a little watery. Aroma had nice notes of oak, coffee malts and alcohol. There was mild hints of chocolate. Flavor seemed to have good balance. The oak and scotch notes were subtle enough to not over power the other flavors. Nice warming sense of alcohol in the finish.
Minderbinder (1537) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, fruits, sugar, sherry, caramel. Taste is of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. Overall: Surprisingly "drinkable". Not bad at all.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours light brown burgundy without a head. burnt caramel, maple and lactose-like sweetness, perfumy, spoiled fruitiness - cherries and red grapes, some smoke, earhty/dirt. moderate to low carbonation, medium body - oily, cloying and mineral finish. perhaps past its time but still feels/tastes like a weak imperial stout, even without a barrel treatment. last bottle of two extended tasting sessions. cannot always be great, right.. DP.
tom10101 (2111) - 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 (1298) - 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 (671) - 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 (110) - 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 (2973) - Dayton Area, Ohio, 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 (4804) - 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.
Phillies08Champs (650) - 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