anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty spicy caramel hoppy finish.
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle grand tasting RBESG14. Dark brown lasting beige head. Toffee chocolate aroma. Soft in mouth. Touch of spicy rye. It’s the best black kolsch rye beer I have had. Soft chocolate sponge with a spice edge. Ok
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. It pours a dark beige to light tan head of moderate size, nice lacings left. It’s next to black in color, at least really dark brown. The aroma has a little touch of butterscotch toffee, with roasted malts, coffee and a little brownie hint. It’s roasted, almost burnt on the palate too, some sweetness going on, but it’s far from being cloying. Coffee and a little hoppy bitterness too. Lasting roasted and burnt finish with brownies and caramel. A black rye kölsch the label says, but this is nowhere near a kölsch. Not at all. Pretty nice anyway though. Hoped for some spice hints from the rye, but that’s not detectable. 140514
Travlr (13233) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Black color, tan head. Aroma is very roasty. Taste is bitter coffee grounds, light body. OK.
Leighton (11853) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear, deep brown with a creamy tan head. Decent beer, some dry chocolate, moderate roasted malts, dirt. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Finishes with well toasted bread, light chocolate, earthy bitterness. OK.
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ GT’s Cat Cabana. Thanks, David. A "black rye kolsch"...okay. Very dark brown pour with a khaki head. Roasted malt, a touch of ash, and lots of toasted malt. Some earthy hops, light grass, and a hint of smoke. Kind of bland, but not terrible. Bread, toast, and roasted malt on the palate. Some ash, earthy hops, and grass. Pine bitterness on the finish. Not a bad beer, but not really sure what the heck it is.
bhensonb (11494) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is something like Schwarzbier. Near med body. Flavor is chocolate and malt. Dark malt. It’s a bit creamier/chocolater than a Schwarzbier, but not all that dissimilar. Not getting much hop - maybe a little citrus hop. And I suddenly realize there’s rye spice, so scratch the citrus and the Schwarzbier similarity. Pretty tasty in a low key way.
rlgk (11442) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Black beer with a small head. Roasted chocolate aroma, caramel, cocoa, licorice, bread notes. Rosted chocolate flavor, caramel, hay, licorice, some cocoa.
Tmoney99 (11066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a black color with a moderate frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted balanced aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex dark bittersweet flavor with a medium dark bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid drinkable brew.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of smoke, rye, earthiness, tobacco and bakers cocoa. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, earthiness, smoke, rye and light tobacco with a crisp dry lingering smokey roasty finish.