zimbo (970) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
little head. light speyside nose quality. light black colour. Lighter than expected. Nice but under welming a bit thin great great great nose. shame about the rest. deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
A - pours deep dark mahogany with no head. S - prunes, honey, peat, smoke, whiskey, caramel, smoke, oak, hints of soy sauce. M - lighter bodied with a full palate. Lingering alcohol warming. T - very dry oak, like licking an oak oak barrel, bitter unsweetened chocolate, soy sauce, whiskey. O - dry sticky oak in the face. 3.7
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle. Black with a almost no head. Big earthy, peaty, scotch and chocolate aroma. Nice smooth scotch, oak, peat, chocolate, and sweet caramel flavors with a dry chalky finish and an oily medium bodied palate. SpringsLicker (3664) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Pours black with no head.
The aroma is a strange mix of dark malts, some whisky, maybe some smoke.
The flavor is slightly sweet, not as complex or interesting as some of their others. BVery (11237) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Pitch black pour with almost no head. Whiskey and light wood aroma. Taste includes some dried fruit and chocolate sweetness. Moderate palate. Solid.
zacgillbanks (5435) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2012
Bottle from Oddbins in Newcastle. Aged for about 4 years.
Batch 10 and 11. A black oily beer with almost no head. It has whisky, oak and vanilla flavours, leather notes in the powerful warming alcoholic finish. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
This poured a medium brown color with a thin light tan head. Aroma was of whiskey, light chocolate and mild roast. Flavor was very watery, boozey flat whiskey, light roast, and nothing else, very thin and just a terrible example of the style. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 20, 2012
bottled, rbesg08. prety close to black with a reluctant head; aroma of burnt hay with hints of terriyaki and a whiff of vanilla malt; light whisky notes combining well with asphalt and mud; lush texture. quality stuff douglas88 (9572) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Santa, bottled on 1/1/08. Pours a dark ruddy brown color with a small beige head, required some effort to conjure up a head. A sweet nutty and tobacco nose, some very sweet caramel candies and cake. The flavor is full of oxidized and whiskey notes, some plum, light some smoke, warmth, a lot of dustiness, caramel, sweeter whiskey. Very light but with a bite. The age has mellowed this I suspect which of course the beer was already mellowed from the barrel aging process. Very nice. I actually enjoy oxidation in these type of beers if done right. Some sweet vanilla and whiskey in the finish. Fred82 (2331) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
330ml thanks to H1N1.
Appearance : Deep dark amber with small creamy white head. Not much lacing. A bubbly ring remains after a few minutes.
Aroma : Liquor-y notes with light ash and smoke. Some alcohol with fruity sweetness. Dried apricots or dried red fruits. Some raisins. Nice raisins. Light wood.
Taste : Red fruits with raisins. Alcohol and ashes. Finish alcoholic with red fruits, ashes and roasted malt. Nice somokey and ashy finish.
Palate : Carbonation is very soft. Nearly flat. Not bad for the style though. Maybe a little fizz might have been better but this is getting old so maybe it was a tad fizzier before.
Overall : Rather good overall. Fruitier than most Paradox releases I’ve tried. Nice raisins. Nice ashes and smoke. Easier than many other Paradox. Quite nice. A bit too much alcohol.