Geiserich (3278) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Notes of toffee, caramel, roasted malt. Black color, off white creamy head. Flavor is fruity (rumplums), roasted malt, cacao powder, light notes of alcohol. Really nice.
Dedollewaitor (13677) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012, Bratislava. Pours dark brown with a creamy head. Dark fruit, caramel and roast. Very sweet. Medium bodied.
flying_pig (898) - SCOTLAND - AUG 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (500ml, in Split, Croatia):
Dark roasted malts to start along with some sugar and good, earthy hops following this. There is a nutty aroma up next and a rich almost chocolate like smell towards the end. Some mild caramel and a hint of grain and alcohol.
Dark brown colour to black. Light brown, bubbly head about two fingers width high and with good retention. Thumb sized before reducing by half.
Earthy malts, chocolate & a subtle alcohol kick and and nutty, sugar infused taste and a little burnt sugar behind this too, with a hint of caramel.
Medium body with good carbonation without overdoing it. There is a touch of fizz and a good lingering malty aftertaste that is back up by a slight bit of bitterness and goes down very well.
Definitely the best of the Croatian beers I tried whilst in the country, this beer was wonderfully made. A great beer and one I’d love to try again at some point in the future.
hetyu (115) - HUNGARY - JUL 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Pours deep brown, with a 2 inch creamy tan head.Sweet malty aroma. Taste is strong coffee, dark bitter chocolate and some traces of liquorice as well, rather good this one.
TwoSipDip (8894) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting 2012. Dark reddish brown appearance with a tan head. Roasty, charred, caramel, burnt, grassy aroma. Rich tangy, sweet, caramel/toffee, quite sweet flavor. Too sweet, actually.
erickok (3415) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black bodied, small tan head. Light roasted, clean toasty flavor. Bitter base, roasted, dry middle and finish. Nice.
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2013 RBESG 2012 Grand tasting. Clear dark brown colour. Aroma roasty, caramel. Taste light light heavy sweet, light bitter. Finish bitter-sweet. 5 4 7 3 12 RERATE bottle. Aroma caramel, light capuccino, very light fruity. Clear dark ruby-brown colour. Taste isvery neutral. Maltiness coming through, though lightly sugary. Dark malts.
Cuso (4223) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBESG Grand Tasting. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is quite sweet with decent bitterness in finish. Easy drinkable beer.
rok1024 (1029) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma, appearance, taste and palate. Decent, somewhat memorable. Rated in the past from the bottle.
nixsar (2) - CROATIA - JUN 22, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent, full and strong taste, a bit on the sweet side but compensates wonderfully with strength and a rather special effect upon the mind.