Moolesen (479) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown with a nice big foamy beige head. Malty nose with hints of some spices. Rich flavour where some sweet malt is present and, I guess, star anis. Not too sweet, subtle hopped. Medium length. Quite a pleasant beer, but it’s in my opinion not a porter. Too thin for that, but what I said, still a nice beer.
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 09/08/2014 Moncada Brewery. Reddy / caramel coloured pour with a lasting off white head. Aroma is earthy grains, slightly musty, light berry fruits. and nutty caramel malts. Flavour is nutty and caramel base malts with a musty and light tartness. Bit of an infection maybe? Bit of lingering raspberry
zacgillbanks (4527) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Glug, Newcastle. This very dark brown beer pours with no head and has ruby red highlights. It has a rich red fruit, chocolate and liquorice flavour followed by a very slight roasted and liquorice finish.
oh6gdx (25462) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@SBWF2014. Deep ambery brown colour, small head. Aroma is smoked notes, some wooden, earthy and fruity notes to it. Flavou ri ssmoked wet wood, earth, some floral notes, mild ashes as well as some slight roasted and chocolaty notes. Balanced, and would suit a traditional Xmas food table really well.
Martin243 (1022) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle at home. Poured into a chalice. Deepest brown with a dissipating tan head. Burnt toast and dried fruit aroma. Similar portery flavours, but I got jarring notes of fish and mint, as did my son. Odd, very odd.
TBone (16196) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at SBWF2014. Dark amber color, small white head. Coffee and caramel in the nose. Medium-bodied. Caramel, chocolate. Balanced.
jfb (5564) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(bottle) deep hazy brown colour with a frothy light beige head. aroma of powdered sugar, some raisins and green apple, with a hint of grass and some yeast. flavour is mostly hazelnuts, yeast and roasted malts, with a hint of apricots and cardboard. medium- to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
Leighton (18700) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours deep brown with a large, foamy tan head. Dry and earthy with dried berries and moderate toasted bread. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Over-carbonated, in fact. Earth and roasty to finish. So so.
Theydon_Bois (17228) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14.
Dark mahoganhy brown with a good sized beige covering.
Nose is dark malts, toffee, light chocolate.
Taste comprises light roast, brown bread, cocoa, hint coffee.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.
Pretty basic offering.
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
9th August 2014
RBESG pt 18. Moncada. Grand Tasting. Clear brown beer, small tan head. Palate is light, dry and crispy. Mild dark malts streaked with apple. Touch of something bitter. Light dry finish. A bit rubbish to be frank.