oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, malts, some roast and mild coffeeish notes. Flavour is very much the same. Also some slight wooden notes as well as some mild herbal ones too.
Marko (4542) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG08 Grand Tasting
Almost black brown body, small off white head. Nice chocolate and coffee nose. Balanced hoppy and roasty taste, nice. Even slightly refreshing. All in all, a good stout.
cgarvieuk (19016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 7, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2009 bottle at RBESG ... Deep brown ... rich malts nose ... bit thin but realy tasty deep roasted fruity malts 3.7...
Cask at Manchester winter ale fetival 2009... Black rich roast chocolate malt nose ... sweet dark fruit medium bitterness. 3.6
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a creamy tan head. Spiced and roasted malt aroma,light acidic. Flavour is dry roasted malt with a light body and mild bitterness into the finish. Mild spiced and roasted finish.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask handpump @<a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? target=_new> The Nags Head, Reading RG1, England.
Clear medium black color with a average, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, roasted, coffee - chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy and very smooth, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (040508)
harrisoni (16051) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask gravity at Cambridge BF 08. Start of day 2. Black with lasting tan head. Rich roasty stout. Good in mouth, full yet, smooth. Bit of roast coffee. Good bunch of integrated flavours, toasty too. Lovely stout aroma, choc and coffee. Good. Lacks a bit of condition.
Finn (5580) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Market Porter, London Bridge 1 May 08. Coal black. A small creamy head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Complex flavor with coffee and chocolate dominating. Well rounded. Dry bitter finish.
Rune (10000) - Tromsř, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half handpulled cask at Market Porter, London Bridge. Black body with little more than a lacing-head. Roasted, almost peaty, aroma followed by a comprehensive flavour of smoky grain, coffee beans and dark chocolate. Plain bitter ending. Very good mouthfeel, indeed (01.05.2008).
berkshirejohn (5513) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<I.Cask at the Nags Head, Reading. Shiny black with a trace of tan head; milky chocolate aroma; roast coffee and chocolate flavours with a bitter chocolate finish. Very good indeed.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, Far From The Madding Crowd, Oxford. Pub absolutely heaving with Morris dancers, and having just had the various styles of Morris dancing and dancers explained that morning by Fin and Loz, it seems especially handy to be able to observe genuine Morris dancers here in the wild. I believe these are the Border Morris tradition. They seem busy tucking into pints, so I shall follow suit. Deep black, small soapy tan head. Rummy chocolate aroma. Light roast but full coffee and choclate caramel flavor. Balanced, full of flavor--excellent!