oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2008
Bottled. Deep amber colour, small brown head. Aroma is coffee, some malts, mild roast. Flavour is malts, some acidic fruits, roasted notes as well as old coffee. Quite nice. omhper (24963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2008
Bottled at RBESG. Very dark brown. Coffee aroma. Dry and solidly malty. Heavily rosaty with light body and a föavour of rain on hot dusty asphalt. Salty finish. gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2008
(Bottle at GT - RBESG 2008)DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2008
June 29, 2008
Dark brown color, light brown head. Salty, smoke scent. Thin smoke and salty taste. Thin mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle at the RBESG08 Grand tasting. Alround rating: Good solid stout, chocolaty dark malts, balanced and not too overly roasty. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2008
Bottle, Stirchley Wines, Birmingham.
Black with a dissipating tan head.
Aroma was smoky with some malt. Flavour had some chocolate and coffee going on, but I actually felt this was a wee bit on the thin side with not enough of a finish. Will try and re visit this again when less baked perhaps.
ekstedt (6708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2008
Sampled at the RBESG08 grand tasting. Black with a red edge. Roasted aroma with coffee notes. Dry finish, a bit thin. yespr (44793) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
RBESG2008: 50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a lacing tan head. Chocolate malt and roasted aroma, coffee too. Flavour is roasted and chocolate malt. Smooth and roasted into a nice roasted acidic finish. douglas88 (9049) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2008
500 ml bottle thanks to Casey. Pours a pure black body with a medium tan head that goes down to nothing after a few minutes. The aroma is full of an earthy roasted malt and smoke. The taste is very smooth and nice; a touch of dark fruits, some milk chocolate, a good roasted malt aspect, and a slightly bitter finish. Very nice. downender (8584) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2008
Bottle bought at Williams Deli, Nailsworth. Jet black with a thin, but tight, tan head. Big aroma of roasted malt, caramelised brown sugar and bitter chocolate. Full yet smooth mouth feel, with heaps more chocolate, brambles and charcoal. The slight sweetness at the start slowly gives way to an earthy, bitter finish with a touch of spritzy carbonation. Excellent all round. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 A Mes rate: Bottle from Kris Wines.
Bloody hell. Now this, is a good stout. Pitch black with an impressive tan head. Perfectly carbed. Stunning complex aroma of barley sugar, thick chocolate malt, some port and an excellent earthy note in the background. Rich dark chocolate flavour with a ton of coffee and tar and rubber and all things stouty. Superb bitterness in the finish. Everything is done to perfection here. The palate is perfect. Thick and creamy yet instantly washed away by the carbonation, leaving a tangy dryness that leaves me wanting more. Bloody good bottled English stout. Hats off to Wagtail.