MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet aroma, lightly roasted. The mouthfeel is too carbonated. Taste is sweet and fruity in a way that is almost estery. A boring beer that is not a porter, they should have just canned this instead of presenting something this mediocre in such a flamboyant bottle.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Flavor is strangely fruity and malty at the same time. Finishes off nice and bitter, but seems abit bland.
Marsiblursi (2963) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle) Pours dark brown. The aroma is of caramel and light roasted malt alongside a light fruitiness and hints of soil. The flavour is sour and dark bread malty with a touch of hops in the background. The mouthfeel is dry and tart. Medium bodied.
DSG (4694) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(6/29/08) Bottle sample at RBESG08 grand tasting in Plzen. Aroma is a bit weird but has some malt and coffee. Sweetish flavor with some strange fruitiness and some malt. Medium-bodied.
tlind2 (1041) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750 ml swing-top bottle. Black color, tan head. Slightly yeasty, sour aroma with hoppy notes. Slightly sour flavor with chocolate notes and a malty finish. Creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation. But what’s with the tart flavor? If I want a lambic, I’ll buy a lambic.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2008. Dark brown with a medium sized head. A bit boring - notes of malt, prunes and mollasses.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Dark roasty porter, treckel like mollasses bitter sweetness.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ the RBESG08 Grand Tasting.
Pours brown with a nice, small, creamy, brown head. Aroma is lightly tart, well roasted. A little thin mouthfeel. Flavour is light, some fruity tartness again, low bitterness and a little roasted malts. Weak.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG08 Grand Tasting
Opaque dark brown body. Sweetish malty nose. Grapey?! malt that’s apparently nice and I’ve had better but it’s an ok beer nonetheless. Man, these notes are a blast. If only they made more sense.
gnoff (7030) - 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
Shady dark brown color, fluffy tan head. Weak roasted scent. Malty spicy taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.