harrisoni (13636) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand Tasting. Dark brown, dusty malty aroma. Syrupy malt in mouth. Dusty malt on finish. Not great, but pretty inoffensive.
gnoff (7818) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle 50 cl at GT - RBESG 2008)
June 29, 2008
Shady brown color, light tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet malty taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
omhper (19337) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at RBESG. Nut brown, creamy head. Evident caramel aroma. Sweet and fruity with medium body and rather soft mouthfeel. The caramelly malt is balanced by salty grassy hops. Quite bitter finish.
yespr (31121) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden deep orange with a creamy tan head. Dry breadish malt aroma, mild spiced. Flavour is chocolate malt, light spiced and medium dry bitter finish. Ends light bitter and light spiced with a mild alcohol finish.
ekstedt (5415) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RSBEG08 grand tasting. Clear copper, medium beige head. Grainy malt aroma with some roasted dark chocolate notes. Quite thin for its abv, dry with medium bitterness. Dull.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand Tasting. Alround rating: A dark malt and sweet lager with some berry notes, but really uninteresting.
cgarvieuk (14196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 5, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBESG08 ... Dark brown ... sweet woody nose ... slight sour ... little liquorish ... malty
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank in the café of Zagreb’s university library..Marko was telling me that this changed a lot over recent years. I had never had it before, but as it is, it has little to do with a porter. As a started, it was very pale, clear red to dark caramel coloured. Its head faded fairly fast also. Its texture is certainly lager-like and there ain’t no roastiness in there. It could be a mediocre dunkel, as the maltiness possesses the nutty, almost leathery/plumy/apricot-like tang of munich malts. Its fatal flaw, to me, is the extreme sweetness. Syrupy fruitiness makes it hard to drink while the body is actually light-medium at most.
jerohen (1993) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at Tolkiens House, Zagreb. Clear brown coloured, small brown head. Malty aroma, some caramel. Sweet watery flavour. Short finish. Easy drinking, but not really complex. I’m surprised to see the high ratings.
heavy (2133) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 25, 2007
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2007 New review based on old, idiotic review:
0.33 l bottle. Poured reddish brown body with smaller medium creamy head. Aroma exactly what beer of its type has to have, it’s strong with chocolate, caramel, fruity... Flavor stays beyond a bit, quite watery for what I expected, but still interesting, fruity, caramel, some coffee... Finish is fine, wuite short and very pleasant. Here I have to mention I tried three more later, two latest were spoilt...yeah, drinkable, but sour like flemish sour ale. I think the brewery should pay a bit more attention to hygiene, obviously there are many rotten batches, as I’ve been warned already before...But besides, if ok, it’s really delicious.