LarryBeast (520) - - JAN 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 650ml bottle. Ruddy mahogany with thin beige head. Aroma galore: smokey oak, bourbon, vanilla, dark berry, caramel, baked bread, hazelnut. Malt-forward with a very rich sweetness that carries nicely over the high alcohol. Gently hop-tempered at the end, giving it a nice finish. Warming, delicious and deeply inebriating. The best way to kill some brain cells on a cold winter night.
JefVerstraete (1482) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taylor. Thanks! Shared @ Belgian Autumn Gathering 2014. Amber colour, white foam. Sweet fruity nose of peach, honey and brown sugar. Strange bitter taste. Not bad but a bit unbalanced.
Martinus (2914) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of red fruits, thinner, caramel and chocolate. Quite alcoholic flavour, rather sweet. Sweet finish, alcohol, thinner. Did I mention sweet? Same vintage as the one @ RBESG London, but not nearly as nice.
(From 65cL bottle @ TAGFKARM, Gent 2014. 2012 vintage. Thanks for sharing, JefVerstraete!)
Clear reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of red fruits, marmelade, bourbon, caramel and chocolate. Sweet malty flavour, wood, caramel, bitter orange zest. Bitter finish, malts, marmelade, bourbon, quite alcoholic.
(From 65cL bottle @ The Not-so-Grand-Tasting, Craft Clerkenwell - RBESG 2014, London. Thanks for sharing, Ferris!)
77ships (4164) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you JefVerstraete! 2012 Vintage. Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Reddish brown, little tanned head. Nose is too boozy with lots of varnish oak. Taste is thick sweet sugar, exotic sugar with lots of plastic, thick varnish, boozy, marzipan, lots of alcohol, heavy on varnish, amarena cherries,… Little carbonation, sugar body. This doesn’t feel right. It drinks still but why all the varnish etc.
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) slightly hazy deep ruby colour with a frothy light-beige head. aroma of talcum powder, floral hops and peaches, with a hint of pear and some caramel. flavour is mostly caramel, strawberries and alcohol, with a hint of mango and a herbal-hoppy light-bitter finish. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
rlgk (11049) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2014, Sunday tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, London. Deep amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, hay, vanilla, toffee notes, a bit vinous. Caramel flavor, licorice, vinous, woody, toffe, raisins, figs, some alcohol.
AndySnow (3808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, caramel, alcohol, bourbon.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet malt, sugar, bourbon, alcohol, dried fruit, vanilla.
Desverger (2176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with off-white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, some dried fruit (sultana) some nice spice in there as well. Decent.
madmitch76 (15420) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Hazy amber beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is light and dry with mild fine carbonation. Lovely dark toffee and well integrated bourbon. Touch of spice. Dried fruits and a little barrel vanilla. Light dry finish. Spicy linger. Very tasty.
Sledutah (4938) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Clear mahogany with a off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is woody, toasted malts and oak. Taste is woody and oak, bourbon
Scopey (7097) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBESG 2014. It pours deep red-brown with a decent yellow-white head. The nose is sweet, fruit cake, gingerbread, vanilla, toasted coconut, bourbon, raisin and toffee. The taste is bitter, hot, varnish, big wood, vanilla , spicy heat, oak, leather with a dry, hot finish. Full body and fine carbonation. Oily. Hot, woody...