gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Brown head. Dark brown color. Salty sweet scent. Salty and roasted taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Marko (4330) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG08 grand tasting.
Just a tiny sample. The body was of a quite dark brown, not much head. A smokey malty nose. Very good all round smoke that enters the taste as well, that’s sweet and malty again, notes of smoked ham. Tasty.
omhper (21442) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at RBESG. Very dark brown, small beige head. Licorice aroma. Sweet and tarry with thick mouthfeel. The whisky is more restrained than in most Paradoxes, lying in the background of tar and licorice. Salty finish.
bierkoning (11229) - 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 (6035) - 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 (36095) - 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 (17649) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 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. Apr 2013.. 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
Bottle at home June 2015 ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft meaty blackcurrnt roast malt nose ... soft fruits ... sweet blackcurrent fruits ... soft thin fruits .. light cardboard .. soft soya 3.3
KimJohansen (10396) - 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 (10703) - 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.