olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. pours a very dark opaque brown with really dark brown head. aroma is great. chocolate, rich malts, coffee and burnt toast. silky smooth mouth feel with bitter chocolate and coffee. smoky malty finish. great stuff.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[6209-20140228] Bottle. Roasted malt grains aroma. Black body with a creamy tan head. Grainy roasted malt flavour has a lingering roasty aftertaste. Full body. Tasty. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(c/o HogTownHarry, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs, JoeMcPhee)
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Mates (17) - POLAND - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma and taste are not very complex - just pleasant; they are dominated by chocolate and coffee. It’s this coffee-like bitterness comes with body that is rather full and milk chocolate-like sweetness. Nice mouth-feel, despite of bitterness - sweetness surely coming from malts - and last long after final sip. Carbonation - low-med - just like it should be, but a foam could be bigger when pouring, but small circle lasts to the end. This is a very good beer, it was bought at Warsaw Beer Festival, I hope to drink it once again in future!
Smalle (221) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the brewery, bottled 11/05/2014 (G 000-143).
Colour: black with a small brownish head that quickly disappears.
Aroma: coffee, heavily roasted malts going towards a bit smokey.
Taste: dark chocolate, bitter, sweet caramel.
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (RBESG 2014):Literally black, stable tanned head; solid nose of dried sweet berries and roasted malt; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied, creamy MF; lingering bitter-sweet roasty-fruity finish. Wow! Great stuff...
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Outside of the brewery.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Heavy coffee, malt, sugar.
Body: Thin to medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Rather mild, coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate.
Sledutah (6548) - Utah, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared outside the brewery, RBESG
Dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, coffee with a touch of sweet chocolate, dry finish
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared outside of the brewery during RBESG. Very dark brown to black color, small to average sized light to medium brown colored head. Aroma is malts, dark malts, roasted malts, lightly brown sugar and caramel. Taste malts, light to moderately roasty, a hint of caramel, lightly a touch of hop, lightly bitter. Alcohol is very well hidden, nice oily texture, medium body and soft carbonation. Very well done.
jfb (5256) - Freising, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) black-coloured with a frothy brown head. aroma of heavy hazelnuts, some caramel and light earth, with a hint of treacle, some toasted malts and vanilla. flavour is mostly alcohol and vanilla, slightly chalky, with a hint of apricots, fudge, light soy sauce and a medium roasted-bitter finish. medium- to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
mR_fr0g (7846) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at the brewery RBESG. Opaque black with a nice loose tan head. Aroma is ashy roast, nutty and some dried fruits and touch of booze. Flavour is smooth dark roast, slight ashy, mineral and some sweet caramel rounds things out. Palate is full and rounded, moderate carbonation. Long lingering roast. Very tasty. Quite sweet.