jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
Tasted in 2009. Black with mahogany highlights and a small tan head. Aroma is of leather, roasted malts, raisin, coffee and smoke. Taste is of roasted malts, wood and wine. Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2011
RBESG 2009 @ Harlequin. Growler. Pours dark with minimal creamy brown head.Hard roasted malts dominate some caramel and vanilla.Sweet roasty malt flavor.,vanilla, coffee a distant cherry sourness,but not so much port as I would have thought. madmitch76 (26456) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
15th May 2009sunevdj (4144) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2010
Copenhagen Beer Festival. So it’s called Sherry Oloroso but was aged in a Taylors Vintage Port barrel? What? Confused on the day and confused ever since about this one! Rich malt sweet stout. Can’t taste any barreling here. Decent but was expecting more from a such a fine Port Barrel.
Pours black with a small beige head. Smells of liquirish. ARoms of toasted matls. Some fruityness. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long fruity finish. uhre (384) - DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
This is the best of the 3 beers. The aroma is of smoke and sherry with notes of wood. Same with the flavor.
bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2010
(1L flip-top bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of sherry, smoke, vanilla, wood, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, sherry/vinous, light dried fruits, and subtle smoke. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
( 1L fliptop growler thanks to bu11zeye) Pours black with tan bubbles. Nose of coffee, smoke, chocolate. Taste of sherry, sweetness, vinous fruit. Overall good but too sweet. asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
[growler @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting]
Potent black malt bubblegum aroma with some peat smoke and not a small amount of scotch tape. Oily black with a light brown cover and dots. Slightly salty, peat smoky flavour with vanilla, meaty, and roasty accents. Dry and vinous. Moderate bitterness from black malt. Velvety feel, low carbonation, slightly bitter finish. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
From the Bottle at RBESG Harlequin, Sheffield 19/07/2009
Beige head. Rich aroma. Black strong in alcohol smooth and a little rich on the palate with some dryness in a coffee roast finish.
This one was just about my favourite of the 3 versions of Braunstein Imperial Stout sampled back to back but all of them I found to be very nice indeed. mar (5458) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Black with a khaki head. Rich chocolate, light wood and smoke on the nose. Nice on the palate with flavors of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and sugar.