mcberko (8443) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours a dark reddish amber with a small beige head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, bready malts, and some pungent resinous hops. Flavour is very round, full of dry caramel malts, resinous hops, and some very subtle fruity notes. Extremely well-balanced but the flavour profile isn’t anything special. Good stuff.
jercraigs (8290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013-06-22. Crisp dark red amber body with a nice beige head and lace. Aroma is pleasant, leafy hops over pleasantly sweet malt base. Flavour is similar, leafy green hops, light bitter over layer and finish but the middle is sweet malt. 7++ Average to medium bodied palate, modest carbonation. Relatively simple but quite enjoyable. Central City Version at Session Festival 2013
2014-05-03. Crisp dark red-brown body with a nice foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma of green leafy hops, light dusty malt accents. Flavour is fairly bitter, nice malty core, lingering resiny green hops. Average plus bodied palate, pleasant carbonation suits it. Not super complex but pretty enjoyable. 7/4/7/3/15 FM Version Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6308-20140503] Bottle. Sweet malty fruit and grainy hops aroma. Clear, red brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. More caramel sweet roast and leafy hops in the flavour. Medium body is a little bitter. Good. (7/3/8/4/15) 3.7
Ferris (6784) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft - Flowery hops, grapefruit and candy malts. Clear amber with a rich thin tan head. Spicy, grapefruit, dark malts and nice bitterness. Alcohol is not evident and finished bitter.
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tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25/X/14 - 65cl bottle @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-1258) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!
Clear red beer, small creamy yellow head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, sweet malts, raisins, bit fruity. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, pretty bitter, bit nutty, some citrus, bit resinous, dried fruits. Aftertaste: bitter, malty, pretty hoppy, fruity, sugary, sweet notes, more a barley wine than anything else I’d say.
Cuso (5576) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Red amber color with thick light beige head. Caramel, burned sugar, spices, alcohol. Caramel malt, burned sugar, citrus hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
mar (4996) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a cream head. Nose is malts, chewy, resin, and bread. Easy palate, rich malts, caramel, sweet, nice Hop finish.
77ships (4844) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you JefVerstraete! Tasting glass from 750 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Hazy red / brown / amber, little head. Nose is caramel, tad herbal bitter, sticky sweet with bitter peel. Taste is bitter peel with thick syrupy malt base, herbal hops, chewy malts & sugar, bitter finish. Substantially thick. Tastes like a hoppy barley wine more than anything else, quite enjoyable even though I’m not big on fresh hoppy barley wines.
Martinus (3500) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red brown, fox brown colour, white head. Sweet aroma, malts, rye and hops. Sweet caramel flavour, malts, bitter hops, marmelade. Full body. Finish caramel and hops, lingering sweet malts. Quite like a hoppy barley wine.
(From 50cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, JefVerstraete!)
Crit (3483) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sparkling chestnut,lasting beige head.Piney hop nose.Citrus hop profile,good malt in back. Huge long hop finish. Medium alcohol heat