ogivlado (7215) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled(330ml). -RBESG2008, Grand Tasting.
Clear yellow coloured, small white head, few streams of carbonation, odd smoked nose. Unpleasant strong oak and smoke taste with moderate bitterness.
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Islay whisky cask in the nose and also some slight fruity notes. Flavour is pretty much oakbarrel, smoke and very islay whiskyish. Not much left of any IPA-like notes in the flavour.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Clear star color, white head. Oak scent. Oak taste. High bitterness. Full mouthfeel.
Marko (4948) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG08 grand tasting.
Pale yellow body, filtered. White head. Whiskey and smoked ham in the nose. Taste... ash, dirt, smoke. Some hops show up for a second and then are gone. A failed experiment I guess.
ekstedt (6512) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Sampled at the RSBEG08 grand tasting. Clear golden with medium white head. Disgusting smoked smell, I really love Islay Whiskys but this is just weird.
wetherel (1863) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with TimE at Bulldog pub in Tokyo. Given as a free gift from owner. Cool. Batch #1. Small to no head. Peat in the aroma from the barrel. Very interesting for some bonus points even though it is not that good.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting. Clear light blond appearance but a heady, ultra-peaty whisky aroma. In the mouth, you’ve got the same great Islay peat flavours combined with hefty hopping, which leads to a long, smoky finish. A very interesting beer and one that can be pretty divisive - don’t expect to agree with your friends on whether it is any good!
KimJohansen (10419) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Mes @ WSF. Clear golden with tiny white head. Smoky and viniuos with notes of hops, caramel, whisky and grapefruit.
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks a lot Mes for sharing! Clear, blond body. Complex aroma of spices, medicijen cabinet. Quite weird aroma but nice anyway, in its own way ... Heavily bitter, lightly sweet flavour. Heavily bitter finish. The flavour is just very incoherent, it makes no sense at all, but I wouldn’t call it bad at all, just one big WTF?
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear bronze colour with a little persistent white foam; robust fruity hoppy nose, estery and with a touch of wood; quite oily, solid malt body, very bitter and dry aftertaste showing solid notes of gentian - subtle and very original