jd543 (404) - - MAY 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Great colour - deep ruby red, looks like ribena, unfortunately it has about as much head as a ribena too. Aroma is malty, cereal, some biscuit, port, alcohol. Flavour is mild sweetness, a bit of bitterness, well balanced, but definately missing something. The texture is slick, but very thin. Drinkable, but not great.
Lukasmh (230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a intense ruby red with big creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and very malty and lot of dried fritid. Burnt figs and raisins. Port’ish. Taste is toasty nuts and bit portish with rather thin body. Slight dry finish. Bad aftertaste with booze. Think it’s too old or stores bad.
Stuu666 (3549) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is nutty, chocolate, taste is similar, toffee.
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes dark reddish brown with a small beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, and yeast. Taste is malt, fruit, caramel, and yeast. Nice.
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle @ Chez Sophie. Pours a deep dark brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma is cocoa. Taste is fruit cake, chocolate, caramel and malts, very smooth with no single element over-powering. Lovely stuff.
Martinus (3052) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, quite sweet nose. Banana flavour, belgian yeast, malts, brown sugar. Finish yeast, banana, caramel, cloying sweet. Feels quite like a sweet Belgian Style Ale.
(From 33cL bottle shared @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014)
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25/X/14 - 33cl bottle @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: VIII/2022 (2014-1265) Thanks to Martinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark purple brown beer, small irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, dried fruits, very malty, hay, cow fodder, bit sweet. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: hoppy, bit of citrus, caramel, bitter, dark chocolate. Aftertaste: some chocolate, bitter hops, pretty watery, spicy, coriander notes. Meh, no idea what all the craze is about. :(
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear darker brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose has some caramel and a bit of yeast, and hints of wood to it. Taste is only slightly sweet with a bit of nutty caramel, and feels extremely smooth. Decent brew.
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille. Encore meilleur que sa petite soeur. Peu de mousse, peu de CO2. Arômes de whisky, de bois fumé. Excellente.
Niko100 (2064) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, toffee, fruit, and some vanilla; Nicely balanced; Good brew.
OwainTurner (341) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gorgeous dark red colour. Aroma is ’boozey’ rich, very nice. Gorgeous lacing. Lovely ale for the winter months. Caramel, molasses, hay, resin, alcohol, vanilla. A strong ale, that’s what it taste like.