alexsdad06 (5899) - Ohio, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Jackie O-s. Pours a dark mahogany color with a fine creamy beige film. The aroma is heavy on the bourbon side with sweet caramel, black cherry, oak with a slight spicy note. The flavor has sweet caramel and toffee, bourbon, vanilla, light cherry notes and oak. Medium plus bodied and was very enjoyable as a sipper. This worked well with the more subdued atmosphere void of the bottle sharing craziness that used to go on.
mR_fr0g (3976) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014. Big thanks to Leighton for this one. Mahogany bown coloured pour with a loose cream head. Aroma is earthy roast, coffee bean, nuty malts and some chilli pepper. Flavour is sweet nutty caramel malts, liquorice, nutty malts. Palate is full bodied, spicy and fairly sweet. Nice beer.
slowrunner77 (6089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"I believe this is a barreled blend of stout and barleywine. Lots going on, both from the beers (chooclate, roast, caramel, toffee, a hint of hop bitterness) and the barrels (slight booze, vanilla, oak, bourbon). Pretty nice smooth beer overall."
rlgk (11489) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Dark amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty vinous aroma, Woody, caramel, licorice, raisins, figs, yeasty notes. Malty fruity caramel flavor, caramel, hay, figs, yeast, citrus. some warming alcohol. A bit too sweet.
anders37 (17537) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty woody bourbon aroma. Sweetish malty woody bourbon flavor. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon vanilla finish.
Theydon_Bois (9946) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBESG ’14 Grand Tasting, Moncada Brewery, thanks to LKS 09/08/14.
Murky chestnut brown with a moderate beige covering that dissipates to edgework.
Nose is caramel fudge, spice, bourbon notes, treacle toffee, light booze.
Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, spice, creme brulee, earthy vibes, candied orange peel.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming alcohol in the close.
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBESG grand tasting
Clear dark brown with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is woody, bourbon and caramel. Flavors of bourbon and woody
SlackerMads (1707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Unclear brown with a small tan head. Brown sugar, caramel, vanilla, alcohol, dark fruits. Medium body, oily texture, soft/medium carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Sticky and alcoholic finish.
AndySnow (4084) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, alcohol, mild malt, alcohol, bourbon.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, spices, marzipan, vanilla, alcohol.
Benzai (8986) - 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 (11874) - 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.