mR_fr0g (3965) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. Thanks to Leighton. Aroma is a lot of hot alcohol and solvent, with booze whisky and some honey sweetness. Caramel / oranges coloured pour with no head. Flavour is composed of caramel and honey malts with booze, vanilla, tangy and some jammy fruits. Palate is sticky sweet, full bodied with moderate carbonation.
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014 London Sunday Tasting. Won this during Free Beer week a few years ago - thanks! Pours clear amber with a bubbly tan head. Rich stewed fruits in the aroma, some caramel, vanilla, toasted wood. Big sweet flavor with notes of golden raisins, toasty bread, alcohol, caramel, light leafy bitterness. Full bodied with fine carbonation; somewhat chewy. Hot finish, moderately sweet, with some dates, bread and fruitcake. A hearty beer, for sure. The booze is just a bit too forward. Otherwise it’s great stuff.
jfb (4072) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) hazy reddish-brown colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of soy sauce, brown sugar and vanilla, heavily oxidized, with a hint of yeast and some fudge. flavour is mostly caramel, alcohol and bread crusts, slightly sweet, with some notes of straw and yeast. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Alcohol, vanilla, fruit, caramel, vinous.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, vanilla, alcohol, plum, raisin.
Desverger (2384) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Craft Clerkenwell (RBESG 10/08/2014) - amber coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste,caramel fudge toffee, dark dried fruits,wooden nuance on the palate, and some nice spice in there. nice
rlgk (11461) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG 2014 in London, Sunday Tasting at Craft Clerkenwell. Deep amber beer with a small head. Malty vanilla aroma, caramel, toffee, vinous, some figs and raisins. Malty raisin and caramel flavor, toffee, vanilla, warming alcohol, plums, creamy notes. Delicious.
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBESG ’14, day 4 not so grand tasting at Craft Clerko, 10/08/14.
Mahogany brown with moderate tan spotting.
Nose is big on bourbon, toffee fudge, light spice, cocoa rub, faint dark fruit rinds.
Taste comprises dark toffee notes, light spice, some green chilli, oaky wood, chocolate fudge, bourbon woodness.
Medium + body, moderate carbonation, lightly warming alcohol and bourbonics in the close.
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBESG, grand tasting part 2
Clear dark mahogany with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma of whiskey and woody. Flavors of whiskey, woody and sweet caramel
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10th August 2014
RBESG pt 19. Craft Clerkenwell. Grandish Tasting. Thanks to Leighton for this rarity. Bottle No.2. Hazy red - amber beer, few pale cream colour bubbles. Smooth dry caramel malts. Good mellow fruity bourbon, tangy. Spice. Mild vanilla oak. Light dry finish. Sweet and spicy bourbon aftertaste. Tasty.
RichTheVillan (3478) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBESG; dark chestnut pour with thin white head, boozy aroma, taste is sweet with traces of Whisky, dark fruits a bit boozy for me.