asheft (2777) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[bottle @ RBESG 2009]
Molasses, chestnuts, sweet plums and raisin aroma. Clear dark brown with a thin, beige top. Sticky sweet molasses flavour with no bitterness and a faint coffee accent. Medium body, sweet, low carbonation.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, retired. That makes this extra special! ha. Pours a clear but very dark seemingly dull/opaque reddish chocolate color with a really nice dense creamy slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet, grainy, malt flour, a bit roasty, balanced caramel, pretty nice. Flavor follows, a bit smokey, porter like roastiness, a little sweet tanginess, finishing sweet roasty with lots of caramel notes, long smokey bitter chocolate aftertaste but still some sour sweet tang that lingers. Medium bodied, just slightly chewy with great fine fizzy sizzling carbonation. Pretty darn good, love the smokiness!
deyholla (8885) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with a beige head. Aroma had notes of roasted and burnt malts leading to a bit of a burnt caramel note. Flavor was nicely balanced between sweet malts and more grain malts towards the finish.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
sweet nutty chocolate on the nose. some fruit as well. dark brown pour with a nice lingering of white head. watery mouthfeel that seems to not match the look of the beer. great malty sweetness on the palate. initial taste is a tad bit smokey with some sweet fruit. not a bad beer.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Caramel, malty sweet chocolate aroma. Dark brown body with a ruby tint. Thin long lasting off-white head. Great lacing. Semi-sweet malty caramel flavor. Full bodied. Weaker finish. Solid drinkable beer.
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark brown color with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet dark bread, roasted, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. 
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Piccadilly Station, Manchester. Bottle. Why this crap has such a high score it;s out of my head ! Dark brown, sugar caramel nose. Flavour is very sweet malty, coke, maple syrup. Very artificial.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 31, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle @ Manchester Piccadilly, waiting for the train... deep brown ,... big malt fruit ansd sweet sugar nose ... low carbonation ... big sweet toffee and cola... sugery
bierkoning (11528) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle @ Manchester Piccadilly, waiting for the train. Deep dark brown color. Apple syrup in the aroma. Grainy sweet flavor with cola, caramel and apple syrup. Tastes cheap.
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBESG Sheffield 2009, day 3, Piccadilly Station, Manchester. Bottle. Dark brown colour. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, nutty, a bit of rye. OK, but a bit on the sweet side.