ej (926) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a dense inch of brownish foam. Aroma is mild roasty with hints of caramel and toffee. Some nuts..
Taste is roasty with mild coffee and chocolate. Raisins and dark fruits in the back with a mild bitter finish. Very mellow and pleasant. Full body and slightly oily on the palate. Soft carbonation.
Steasy66 (1053) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cheers to Papso for this bottle.
Black with dark head. Aromas of chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor follows the aroma but with strange probably woody acidity. Good carb and consistency, very nice beer.
Borresteijn (5244) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG ’12, Bratislava. Grand Tasting at Richtar Jakub. 33cl Bottle. Black colour, beige-brown head. Aroma of hard roasted malts, chocolate, quite sweet, pipe tobacco, coffee. Flavour is sweet but smooth, creamy, chocolate, coffee, hard roasted malts, bitter roasted light hoppy finish. Fullbodied, smooth. Good.
Marko (4208) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG GT 2012. Poured a black body with a brown head. Raisins, ? and maltiness in the aroma. Smooth taste, raisins malty and spicey, cloves, very light yeastiness, very light... figs. I liked this a lot.
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body, creamy tan head. Smooth body, cream, chocolate. Nice. Creamy body. Excellent brew!
esp0r (2302) - NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at a cottage near Blokhus, summer 2012
Pours black with a smooth small brown head. The look is just amazing! Smells of caramel, coffee, roasted malts and hints of liquorice. Heavy sweet, quite dry, roast and toast, coffee, some smoke and tar. Heavy bitter, asfalt and earth. Full body, very oily texture, soft carbonation. A very nice IS, very dark flavors and aroma, a beer that please my palate
Gurthnar (2728) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG 2012 Grand tasting. Dark brown, almost black colour. Aroma peat, roasted, smoke, caramel. Taste a bit sharp, ashy, light heavy bitter, light heavy sweet, almost medium tartness. Finish rather dry, tart, good beer.
Cuso (5691) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG 2012 Grand Tasting. Almost black color with medium beige head.
Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate and licorice. Sweet taste with chocolate, dark berries, coffee,roasted malt, vanilla Nice dry bitter finish. Nice.
rosenbergh (8285) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Batch #300. From Ølbutikken, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Pitch black colour with small brown head.
Very dry aroma of ash, dark roasted malt and touhc of anise.
Flavour is super balanced and rich. There’s roasted malt, liquorice, ash and mild spicyness.
As a 10% brew there’s no signs of alcohol. Well... it’s making this beer but still it’s well hidden. Extremely balanced.
mjs (5112) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, courtesy of rosenbergh, 20120721) The beer poured black. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had roasted malts, liquorice and hops. Palate was full bodied and oily with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, ash, dark chocolate, hops and bitterness. Aftertaste had roasted malts, liquorice and bitterness. A very well balanced brew and alchol was well hidden. A good example of skillful brewing.