Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full on burnt toast flavor, followed by sharp alcohol. The sharpness is a little bitter and a little sweet. Molasses, raisins, and coffee in there as well. Good warm or chilled. Available almost anywhere in Ghana... bonus points for that.
dfearnley (1164) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to flute a abused by TimE on his balcony through a hot Tokyo summer
Dark brown, creamy and bubbly tan head. Taste is like cigarettes and malt.
TimE (3971) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer definitely needs to be drank very cold. Tons of molasses, light bodied, sugary, not so balanced. Sweet. Lacks roastiness, not very good compares to other FES.
Theis (14266) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 29, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle at RBJG#2 - Grand Tasting Tim’s Place. Black - offwhite head. Burned, fatness, sourness, some milk, youghurt, dry notes, red berries, puke----- awful.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My Bottom Line:
Cane sugar, cane sugar, and more cane sugar. Then molasses, acidic fruitiness and rough cereals. A frighteningly different concoction…
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy brown.
-Carbonation is relatively soft, which leaves more room for the… um… weirdness.
-Roasted malts are shy in the flavor profile.
-The fruitiness and cane sugar are overdone.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
whad the f@#$? Nose is actually interesting - very sweet, like chico babies candy. In the mouth its a horrible lager with hints of roast, rotting flesh and one of the four horsemen of the apocolypse. This is not Guinness.
sunevdj (3417) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Pours a clear dark brown with a small, beige head. Sweet with lots of caramel and hints of diacetyl and milk chocolate. Oily mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Medium carbonation. Caramel finish.
shoulderbroken (2570) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
RBJG2. Aroma weird, sweet sugary. Taste is fruity, and strange. Very sweet. Not so nice.
AndySnow (4587) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks TimE. Black colour with a beige head. Slightly sour funky aroma. Sour peach flavour.
Travlr (15065) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 1, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle at RBJG courtesy of TimE, thanks! Dark maroon color, tan head. Aroma of rotten seaweed. Taste is similar.
KyotoLefty (7240) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 31, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Big sugary nose, syrup. Thin black color with lace. Nasty and cloying flavor, funk ass, skung, sugar, plastic, grass. Thin and watery, but horrible wherever there is flavor. Glad to have tried it for comparison.