jercraigs (7699) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-07-08. Very dark brown body small head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant, dark malt, sweet sugary touches. Flavour is rich, dark malt core, light fruit notes. Smooth medium bodied palate, soft carbonation. Pretty nice. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim, vertical tasting 13 through 17. Certainly the darkest of the bunch. Plummy vinous aroma and flavour, dark toffee, light toasted coconut.
kbudd19 (571) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 year vertical! Dark brown pour (they all are except 15). Aroma is burnt sugar, toffee, and some sticky sweetness. Taste is a bit oxidized, very mellow compared to the other versions, a little bit of vinous, mellow finish, with light carbonation. Really Good but 14 was the best of the bunch I think this one may be headed down hill but it’s still holding up well.
dfearnley (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to plastic taster at the RBAG14 warmup ... FW Anniversay Vertical
Salt, caramel, malt. Dark brown, no head. Best one so far. First one so far. Citrus, caramel, nuts, anise. A bit mellow.
Ferris (3794) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2009 - Raisin, prune and toffee. Dark opaque with almost not head. Raisin, toffee and some booze. Nice with a long creamy finish.
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. NEar black with tan head. Aroma is slightly oxidised, licorice, sherry. Taste is similar, sherry, licorice, bourbon, coconut
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, caramel, taste is rich, toffee, vanilla, dry, sweet, fruity, coconut.
BelgianBeerGal (3137) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vegas bottle finally enjoyed on the next -to-last night at 910. Dark pour like a stout with a tan head that dissipates. Big strong aroma of brown sugar, farm fruit and a little toffee. Thick syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of coffee in the taste. The booze has burned down a good bit but it’s still there. Very nice.
conway (1372) - - MAY 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark cola with no head. Aroma is maple syrup, roast and bourbon barrel. Taste is really woody from the barrels. Maple, chocolate, butter, coconut, soy and roast. Very deep. Delicious.
Bacterial (1501) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The real deal. Bottle purchased at Blue Palms. Happy for me and unhappy for my credit card. Dark brown pour with a slight head big bourbon and chocolate nose. Big bourbon flavor in the taste, warm but not overpowering. Really nice.