is an independent informal site for beer enthusiasts, providing information on specific beer brands tested by guitarist Archaon of the Norwegian black metal band 1349.


The beers reviewed are rated on a scale ranging from 1 to 6 based on the following parameters:

  • Color
  • Consistency/texture
  • Fragrance
  • Elements of taste and aftertaste
  1. Disgusting (rather drink water)
  2. Poor/boring (somewhat drinkable, but nothing more than that)
  3. Ok (meets expectations)
  4. Good (above average and high quality in terms of taste)
  5. Splendid (top notch; a joy to consume every drop)
  6. Out-of-body experience (absolutely supreme taste and presentation)

ParadoxArranDark as night and with a very deep, fruity aroma in direction of plum. Feeling of dark berries (sweet cherries, plum) with big degree of sweetness. Hint of coffee in the back- kind of reminds a lot of Black Tokyo Horizon, with a minimal hat on top. On the palate: Mild acidity, massive sweetness. Surprisingly little traces of whisky-casks. A great deal of berry-fruitiness which is long lasting and finalized by a hint of bitterness towards the end, the fruitiness slides over in acidic bitterness. This lasts for a good while leaving only bitterness to the aftertaste.