alexsdad06 (5368) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (8327) - 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 (4663) - 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 (1558) - 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 (3132) - 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 (8140) - 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 (10781) - 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 (2103) - , 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 (14768) - , 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 (6719) - 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 (2763) - 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.