Benzai (9929) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Unclear reddish to autumnal red brown color, small beige head. Aroma is malts, alcohol, heavy bourbon, sweetness and sugar. Taste malts, heavy bourbon, sweetness, liquor, warming alcohol, vanilla. Heavy, warming alcohol finish, medium to full body, medium carbonation.
Leighton (13850) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear amber with a light, bubbly beige head. The nose is all wood, caramel, bourbon and dark fruits. Big sweet flavor with dried fruits, tannic wood tones, dates. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with rich fruits, toffee, booze, figs. Not bad though a bit heavy-handed.
planky84 (2366) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBESG, 2014’s Grand Tasting at the Moncada Brewery. Muddy brown pour with a beige head. Milk chocolate, toffee, caramel and raisin aroma. Raisin, walnut, chocolate and caramel flavour. Not bad.
madmitch76 (17899) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand tasting. Hazy deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Bitter wood and bourbon. Alcohol spice and heat. Brandy laced caramel. Dry hot finish. Clunky.
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Leighton at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. It pours deep mahogany brown with minimal head. The nose is vanilla, toasted coconut, woody, booze, oxidised edge, old toffee and fruit cake. The taste is big, boozy, bourrrrbon, hot spicy alcohol, toffee, wood, raisin and tangy dried fruits with a lingering hot finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Damn that is hot. Big on the bourbon front. Probably too much.
RichTheVillan (4384) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle during RBESG; reddy brown pour very little head just a thin bubbly dark beige, quite a boozy bourbon aroma, tasted very sweet with big booze, caramel and a hint of dark fruit. Cool label though.
Ferris (7579) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Boozy bourbon and dark sugar sweetness. Muddy brown with a beige head. Dark caramel and chocolate and a bit of booze. Although the nose was a bit harsh, the taste was better balanced.
harrisoni (15009) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. Sweet funky aroma. Bourbon. Odd in mouth. Hot. Bit all over the place. Not a good beer. Sweet bourbon. No real beer taste.
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at rbesg. Pours a reddy brown. Boozy, dark fruit aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Spicy, woody, rummy... It's tasty enough.
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jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at RBSG. From notes. Caramel and toffee with a good dose of roasty malt and bourbon soaked oak. A little vanilla in there too. Very good. I was not expecting it to taste like this at all.