Choos (634) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: nice malty/toffee and coffee notes. Appearance: light brown and clear with a smallish tan head. Flavour: sweet malty with some roasty notes and good hop balance. Palate: thin to medium, lightly carbonated and finishes sweet malty with a nice light floral finish.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Pours a slightly hazy dark orangey brown with an off-white head. Burned coffeeish nose. Slightly watery body with very burned coffee notes and a light malt bitter finish. 290608
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBESG08 Grand Tasting. Alround rating: My notes are quite minimal here and imply a stout with a treackle notes, suprise suprise.
pivnizub (9001) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (@ RBESG 2008): Dry roast-malty nose, light to moderate bitter-dry flavour, light bodied; slightly metallic, dryish bitter finish with traces of molasses. O.K. ...........
harrisoni (14020) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 RBESG08 grand tasting. Yes, it’s a bit gingery. Not a great stout. A bit warm by the time I got to it. Gingery/spicy and not great. 2.5/5 Re-rate Cask gravity at Pigs Ear 2008. Black colour with no real head. OK thickish stout. Its quite tasty, good Ossett beer, nice oilyness. Good depth of flavour, nice grain.
yespr (31650) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden dark brown with a lacing tan head. Roasted malt and spiced aroma. Flavour is mild sweet and roasted malt, light spiced and with a nice dry bitter finish.
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at RBESG. Mahognay colour, small head. Aroma of molasses and caramel. Medium sweet with clean rounded mouthfeel. A bit salty, xome apples to go with all the molasses. Short finish with mild caramel but low bitterness.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Clear dark brown color, tan head. Thin sweet malty scent. Sweet salty taste. Medium mouthfeel and bitterness.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Rubbery, sweet malt taste with some ashiness. Luxurious sweet taste, a little sourness, and a little bitterness That lingers. Immensely drinkable. Even chuggable in summer..
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Sim rate (Winter Beer Fest): Aroma of caramel, ginger, bit of apple, serious maple syrup and of course, treacle. I could smell this all day! Nice dark appearance that’s not quite opaque. Glorious flavour. Same notes as the aroma, but with extra nuts. Quite a bitter finish. Very very enjoyable.