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.
Benzai (10131) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle [from Euro Swap 2015-2 thanks to Tomer] @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Opaque very dark brown to black color, full sized light brown head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is weird: malts, a hint of figs, hint of red fruit and leaves. Taste malts, dark fruits, raisins, leaves. Weird mix and unfortunately not very nice imo. Nice country tick though :).
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a large light brown head. Smells coffee, fruity, sweet, kinda icecream like but i cant say which kind of icecream. Tastes cardboard, coffee, roasty. I like cardboard so itís not a huge problem for me, but this beer has more cardboard then anything I ever tasted. I guess this beer has seen some shit in itís days. And probably even more sunlight than shit, if I must believe the cardboard. Anyway, Iím glad the beer found some peace now. Medium body, nice carbo.
dfearnley (1257) - 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 (4120) - 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 (14468) - 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 Timís Place. Black - offwhite head. Burned, fatness, sourness, some milk, youghurt, dry notes, red berries, puke----- awful.
MartinT (8550) - 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 concoctionÖ
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy brown.
-Carbonation is relatively soft, which leaves more room for theÖ umÖ 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 (3479) - 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 Timís 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 (2733) - 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 (4829) - 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.