TBone (17528) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2008
[email protected] Grand Tasting 2008rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2008
Golden color, small white head. Islay whisky nose. Crisp, alcoholic, a bit hoppy, and of course whisky domination. Nice long aftertaste.
Grand Tasting, RBESG08.
Clear golden colour with low head. What used to be an IPA has been ruined by silly Islay Cask. What’s left of the origin might be a slight fruitiness. When will the Scots learn that tar and smoke have no place in pale ales? ogivlado (7810) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled(330ml). -RBESG2008, Grand Tasting.
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Clear yellow coloured, small white head, few streams of carbonation, odd smoked nose. Unpleasant strong oak and smoke taste with moderate bitterness.
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 (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
Marko (5698) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 7, 2008
June 29, 2008
Clear star color, white head. Oak scent. Oak taste. High bitterness. Full mouthfeel.
RBESG08 grand tasting.ekstedt (6773) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
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.
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 (1883) - Cupertino, California, USA - JUL 4, 2008
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
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 (10492) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2008
Courtesy of Mes @ WSF. Clear golden with tiny white head. Smoky and viniuos with notes of hops, caramel, whisky and grapefruit.