tmrmwel (1157) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, vintage 2010 enjoyed January 2015. Pours deep dark brown, with an ever so slight reddish hue, and as good as no head. Aroma is sweet and intense, with dark malts and toffee, and loaded with dark fruity esters and notes of madeira. Medium to light body, with a touch of carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with raisins, prunes and figs, as well as cocoa, tobacco, nuts and oak barrels.
Stuu666 (5583) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, sweet caramel, malty toffee, rich, slightly oxidised.
mR_fr0g (4703) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell.†2010 bottle. Ruby red / caramel coloured pour with a small half of head. Aroma is salty miss soyup, dark fruit and berry. Flavour is rum, raisin, viscous, some solvent, some age. Palate is lowish body, viscous, low carbonation.
renffisch (865) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Old Ale Festival @ the Sloaney Pony. Darkest brown with a red hue. No head. Sweet treacle nose with a woody touch. Deep smooth flavour of rum raisins. Very strong by now...
Garrold (2213) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mitchellís Wines, Sheffield. Clear, dark amber. Halo of white. Sweet, treacle woodiness. Some vegetable water. Taste is heavy sweet. Not unlike a fortified wine. Relief by way of a light, vinous dryness. Palate is as chewy and thick as it gets. Loads of booze. Blimey, this is tasty gear. Getting some overripe pear juice now. This beer is all in the taste, and on the palate. Slick, boozy, chewy barley wine, that took me by surprise with its downright bigness. The tastiest £2.50 Iíve ever spent! Which is probably a bit of a bargain...
jfb (4358) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 25, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(bottle) hazy brown colour with no head. aroma of cherry juice and brown sugar, slightly oxidized, with a hint of cardboard and some treebark. flavour is mostly caramel, treebark and alcohol, with some notes of treacle and liquorice. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
anders37 (18604) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG 2014 Sunday Tasting. Vintage 2010. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and dark fruit finish.
rlgk (12356) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG 2014, Sunday tasting at Craft Clerkenwell, London. Dee amber beer with a small head. Raisins aroma, figs, caramel, plums, vinous, licorice, some grapes. Raisin flavor, alcohol, earthy notes, figs, caramel, some chocolate, Quite ok.
AndySnow (4481) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: RBESG 14 not so grand tasting.
Appearance: Clear brown colour, no head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, vinous.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, malt, caramel, dried fruit, raisin, plum, alcohol.
Sledutah (5600) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG grand tasting part 2
Cloudy amber with a small beige, no lacing. Aroma is woody and sweet malts. Flavors are woody, dark ripe fruit and caramel