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RATINGS: 690   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.32   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Special Markings: Gold foil neck and white numbering above rear label. Some bottles have paper labels, some do not.


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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2010
Sampled 2003 and 2007 a rbsg 2010 in grand rapids if i where just to rate the 07 version it would have been garbage but the 03 held up very nice poured black with aromas of bourbon chocolates coffee oak and vanilla the taste was amazingly smooth with a velvety mouth feel ISO


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndySnow (3074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2014
How: Bottle.
Where: RBESG 14 Small Tasting.
Appearance: Black colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, apricot, tropical fruit, raisin, vanilla.
Body: Full body, low carbonation. Oily thick mouthfeel.
Flavour: Vanilla, dried fruit, apricot, chocolate, alcohol, roasted malt, some whiskey.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GothGargoyle (1159) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
Black with a light chocolate head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, dark fruits, coconut, pecans. Full bodied, sweet and rich on the palate, smooth finish. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, fudge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3817) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle - Boozy barrel, molasses and roast malts. Jet black with a thin brown head. Boozy bourbon notes, intense coffee and syrupy molasses. To overpowering and big, you lose any subtly or flavours that should be there. I prefer the original.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle Craft clerkenwell RBESG14. Black beer lasting tan head. Vanilla chocolate sponge cake. Still a great base beer. Lovely chocolate not sure the barrel ageing helps. Vanilla. some heat om finish. Not as good as the original.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1559) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bottle...Pour is dark black with a fading white head..Nose is bourbon, chocolate, toast, vanilla, oak, spice..Taste is chocolate, spice, roast, creamy,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1030) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Snagged a bottle of this from across the border in WI. Spendy! $42 damn! Awesome beer though, subtle on the booze and tastes like a less strong BCBS.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davey101 (680) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2014
2013 vintage. 750 ml bottle into a snifter. Pours a pitch black with a finger of light mocha foam. Nose is dark chocolate, espresso, light licorice and tons of bourbon. Vanilla, oak, and sugary marshmallow. Smells hot. The taste is smooth chocolate leading into slightly faded but not stale coffee. Vanilla and oak linger in the background. Great balance of sweetness and roastiness. Incredibly creamy and smooth mouth feel. This is a top notch barrel aged stout, and probably just a notch below fresh BCBCS. Can’t imagine how good this must be fresh or any of the variants.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3224) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle thanks Phil. Black pour with tan head. Coffee, roasted bourbon and sweet tones. Coffee forward, roasted, bourbon and sweet tones.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Pours a thick motor oil black with a nice dark tan head. Nose is vanilla, whiskey and oak. Smooth flavor with notes of vanilla and whiskey followed by a nice coffee aftertaste. Excellent RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rdixon77 (664) - Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Amazing! Thanks to joedevivre for the share and 600th rating. Oily black pour. Nose dances with coffee, chocolate, oak, vanilla, caramel, leather. Taste is equally wonderful. Fair sweet but cut by the booze and little bit of bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel, but great for sipping.


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