Theydon_Bois (9062) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG ’14, Grander Tasting @ Moncada, 09/08/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a moderately appointed light tan covering.
Nose is spice, raisens, light cocoa, rye bread.
Taste comprises earthy vibes, brown bread, toffee, light spice, hint of fruit.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Chudwick (2173) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at brew haha - nose is roasty. Sips adds smoke and that’s good enough for me. Dark roast bitterness. Nice!
mike5326 (934) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, small tan head. Medium malt Aroma. Full body with a nice malt flavor and a medium flavor.
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slowrunner77 (5804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours like a schwarz color wise. Nice head. Good aroma of rye and dark malts with a pilsner like hop undertone. Flavor refreshing, but fairly complex all the same. Good hybrid style
swanmann (605) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate brown with some pale tan foam; aromas of some chocolate, caramel and pine; the flavor is pretty much the same, everything in balance; somewhat bready, it finishes with a touch of caramel sweetness. I thnk the rye was a bit muted, could use a little more roastyness, but that’s just a personal note.
jb (2225) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Intriguing and good - this isn’t your Father’s Kolsch! Very very dark, few highlights, interesting filmy/spotty lacing and retention, dark tan. Nose of oak, milk chocolate, and a bit of spice. Palate is a wow, creamy, balanced, delicate. Graham crackers, tootsie roll, anise, roasted malt, smoke, a bit of sweetness. This is outstanding and I didn’t see it coming.
davidtjm (444) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a tasting. Pour is black with a caramel creamy head, aroma is toffee, caramel, smoky. Taste is smoky, caramel, coffee. Very good
60minuteman (787) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour and beige two finger head. Aroma of toasted malts, wheat, coffee grounds, rye bread and earth. Flavor is similar. Porter like. Strong rye and malt components. I enjoy the rugged beers like this. Pretty simple but very drinkable. A sessionable dark beer if there ever was one.
AndySnow (3751) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Spices, roasted malt, rye.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, roasted malt, some chocolate, grain.
Benzai (8525) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at RBESG 2014 Grand Tasting. Dark brown color with a red glare coming through, small beige head. Smell malts, rye I guess, a hint of roast, grainy. Taste malts, again some roast, some bitter, grainy. Meh, don’t really like it but it’s drinkable.