mcox90 (1590) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, shared by jcwattsrugger. I have to agree with John. The best beer of an afternoon of drinking on my patio. Pours a hazy orange gold with a finger of off white head. There’s a lot going on here. Aroma is rife with wood notes, lime, citrus and a good whiff of alcohol. Tequila is more obvious in the flavor. As the beer warmed a bit, you would have thought you were drinking a Margarita w/lime. I don’t know what cumin is, but I’m sure it’s in there. Palate was fairly modest with a bit of bitterness. Very nice, very nice indeed.
Beardaxe (267) - - DEC 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at CCB. This was so close to being an amazing beer for me. Beautiful barrel aging that artfully integrated the brew and the barrel with just the right amount of sweetness and very little heat. The lime came through just a touch to add in some nice tartness and played well with the barrel. However, the cumin was much too overpowering for me. This might be due in part to how much I cook with cumin and associate it with savory foods. But it just hijacked the beer for me. Make this without the cumin and I would absolutely love this beer.
jfb (4092) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) murky golden-amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of brown sugar, lime and caramel, with a hint of dandelions, alcohol and fudge. flavour is more alcohol and caramel, quite sweet, with a hint of vanilla, some toffee and a herbal-hoppy light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
AndySnow (4104) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Orange colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet, spices, caramel.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, spices, caramel, sugar, some tequila notes.<q
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - fuzzy golden to amber coloured pour with a small white head. Spicy herbal and fruity aroma and taste, some light citrus peel, cinnamon, clove, some sweet treacle notes, and some slight wooden nuance throughout. Interesting brew this.
Theydon_Bois (9990) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14 from an IP trade.
Hazed orange amber with a moderate off white swirl and edgework.
Nose is spice, curry leaf, pepper, tropcial fruit tones.
Taste comprises more pulped tropicana, mango, currification is much lesser than the nose, spice, light pineapple, vanilla, touch of booze.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming alcohol.
Ok stuff, surprised its not down as SHV though!?
Chalsk (1087) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour at a Damico tasting. Pours a hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma of light fruit, zest, and cumin. A sweet start but the cumin over powers. Not my cup.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Hazy golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of cedar and cigar leaves, lime. Flavors of cedar and mild smokiness
This would taste great with a cigar in hand.
Ferris (5009) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Tequila, lime, cumin, pepper and some other spices. Hazy gold with a thin white head. Cumin, lime, pineapple and tequila in the finish. Interesting and complex, but not more than one for me.
harrisoni (14141) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Craft Clerkenwell tasting RBESG14. It’s hot. Its fruit vegetable quite interesting. Some heat. Ok. Herby. Tastes like a spicy veggie stew with sweet potato and pumpkin.
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Fergus’ tasting (thanks Fergus). Poured a hazy orange, with a thin white head. Aroma of spice, cloves and mango. Zesty hop flavours, with some sweet fruit and nutmeg. Finish was mellow sweetness, dry grain and apples.