Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chateau Jackl, big thanks to Fin for trading me this one, 13/08/14.
Murky chestnut brown with moderate beige edgeing.
Nose is mellow dark fruits, dates, vanilla fudgedom, fruit cake.
Taste comprises light booze, spice, light musty tones, dark toffee, trace of vanilla.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, lightly warming booze in the close.
Decent - has aged well.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Jack’s, big thanks to Colin! It pours murky deep brown with a small white head. The nose is toasty, toffee, lights fruits, sweet raisin, sultana, rich and earthy. The taste is slick, woody, caramel, toffee, candied fruits, fruit cake, plum skin, banana bread with a smooth, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Has aged gracefully. Rather nice.
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Colleen! Huge want taken down. Deep soupy brown with a small head. Definite oxidization, but welcomed. Cherry skin, apple, cider and leather. Tobacco. Cinnamon and roasted malt flavor. Cocoa. Caramel and red apples. Plums. Interesting sugary oxidized fruits. Full body, oily.
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11th December 2010
Very hazy amber beer, small fluffy white head. Palate is semi dry and crispy. Mild prickly carbonation and minerals. Lovely fruit salad sweets that are just lightly sour. Mild toffee caramel malt, creamy too boot. Slash of coca cola before the crisp finish. Hugely drinkable. 11%? Your having a laugh! Drinks like 7%. Fabulous beer.
Christian (11119) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG August 2011, grand tasting. Hazy amber with a lasting off-white head. Sweet fruity and floral aroma with a touch of spice. Fruit and spice flavour with vineous alcohol notes
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange to amber colour with a small white head. Smells hoppy, alcoholic and a bit sharp. Tastes sharp hops and bitter. Great carbo, full body.
Countbeer (4423) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught or cask @ BBF’11:
Small white head on top of a hazy darker orange colored beer.
Smell malts, barleys, nail polish.
Taste fruit, orange, tangerine, peach, barleys, light toasted malts, light creamy.
Low carbo, soft mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a light creamy texture.
Leighton (10967) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours a clear, ruby-amber with a great, foamy, off-white head. Big ripe fruit nose, some definite raisin notes. Extremely sweet flavor, notes of pear, toffee, caramel, fig, raisin, banana. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, more sugar, sweet toast, dried fruits. Superb.
Benzai (8214) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Dark orange / light red color, white head. Smell alcohol, sugar and maybe some alcohol. Taste sweet, alcohol, not really good. Not balanced.
FatPhil (9344) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Super citrussy toilet-cube aroma, honey too. It’s a touch disappoointing. There’s some alcohol present, and the bitterness is out of balance with the woodiness. Sugary palate. Both too old and too young.