werner22 (6) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 10, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark ale. Still very smooth and crisp. No heartburn and hang over. Nice tasting beer
AtronSeige (676) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Dark malt, raisins, port, pear, roasted.
Appearance: Dark clear amber body. Very spare off-white head.
Flavour: Medium bitterness, medium-light sweetness. dark fruit, bread. Dry finish.
Palate: Medium-full body, light carbonation
Overall: An enjoyable beer. Different from the higher alcohol version, but still great!
340 ml bottle, poured.
12B. Robust Porter
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Loco Liquor in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg, bb 30/09/13
Dark mahogany color with medium sized head. The aroma is just caramel, but it has a certain elegance. The mouthfeel is soft and round; caramel flavor with a malt backbone, nutty, moderately sweet; correct bitterness.
The single elements of this beer are rather simple, but it has been brewed with elegance and skills; a perfect, British, Half Barley Wine.