ante (3373) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2011 Bottle. Yep, here it is, the pretty dark hawk... It pours out in a clear reep reddish amber colour with a small bubbly off-white head. Big aroma of wood, booze, sweet licorice, whiskey,port, nuts and tar. Full-bodied with big hot and belly-warming flavours of salty licorice, wood, alcohol, tar, black chocolate, black pepper and used cigarettes. Long warming and as well quite boozy finish of salty licorice, prunes, pepper, alcohol and brown sugar.Crazy stuff of course but I still considering this as a beer after all. rosenbergh (11946) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2011
4 cl glass. The Gallows Bird XIV Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland.thebeermonk (24) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2011
Dark reddish brown colour with no head.
Strong aroma of portwine, malt and alcohol.
Flavour is strongly vinous with portwine, brandy and very strong maltiness. Some alcohol in taste but not in a bad way. Disappears quickly (both glass/mouth). Warms like hell. Short aftertaste. Extreme but not too hard to handle.
Bottle: Dark, extreem dark. Nose a bit smokey, taste licorice but also salpether. To overpowering. Yet a brilliant "brew". alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Sample from urbancaver (ba). Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with no head to speak of at all. The aroma was caramel sweetness, huge scotch alcohol, and peaty smokiness. The flavor was quite hot. Sweet caramel malts, smoky peat, woody with abundant alcohol. In a strange way I find this better than most of the Paradox series mainly because there is some idea of the base beer. I am happy to have had the opportunity to try this. jsquire (4666) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Sampled out of a hand bottled sample. I can’t imagine drinking a 12 oz. bottle of this. Deep caramel color. Alcohol nose, burnt caramel corn and deep dark fruit aroma. Rich buttery flavor. Rum cake, raisen bread, rich ripe fruit. Hop resin and alcohol flavors. This is not abusively alcoholic, but is definitely strong. Really nice complex beer.
blankboy (7884) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle [375ml] shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev, jerc & mabel -- c/o j&m. Pours black with no head. Aroma: Man oh man, this is all alcohol with a ton of smoke, peat and ash -- so much alcohol! Flavour: Fuckity fuck this is boozy and there’s so much ash and smoke -- it burns! Long, dry, smoky finish. Full bodied. Definitely interesting and unique and I’m glad I got to try it. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2011
375ml Bottle: Aroma of peat, smoked cheese, smoked meat, smoke, ash, and whiskey. Poured very dark brown/very deep amber/mahogany in color with a tiny, tan/brown head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout as a film on top of the beer. Hazy. Very sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet, lightly bitter, and lightly spicy. Tastes of peat, light marzipan, roasted malt, oak, smoke, whiskey, slight tar, and slight tobacco. Medium to full body. Sightly chalky then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Peat, oak, whiskey, malt, slight coconut, slight marzipan, light tar, and smoke finish is dry. deyholla (12588) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
Sampled from the bottle. Poured a clear bronze with no head whatsoever. Aroma was extremely boozy with an underlying peat notes as well as some dark grains. Flavor was extremely boozy as well, but dark fruit, peat and roasted malts come through underlying. ahoinkis (13) - Joure, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2011
An intense aroma, toasted bread, toffee like. Dark brown color, no carbonation at all, dark brown head. Heavy body resembling a spirit and not a beer. Very alcohol like, thick and bitter finishing. Somewhat difficult to judge as a beer! ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JAN 3, 2011
One of the most gorgeous beer pours I’ve ever seen. Deep clear mahogany with just the bare tiniest bit of carbonation. Aroma is peat, smoke, malt, alcohol, sea salt, iodine, a lot of character in just the nose. The Scotch is apparent. Flavor is alcohol, but smooth. More smoke and peat, but not overwhelmingly so. Stout malt character carries it through. A little smokey for my taste, but not so much that it wasn’t immensely enjoyable.