jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught at brewpub in Harrisburg: I think I liked it better without the barrel aging. I don’t think that it did much to help. Aroma was of deep roasted malt. The flavor was dominated by the dark malt, with some flavors of date and a little tobacco. After reading the other entries I think I picked up on the soy, but not when I was thinking about the flavors. Full sticky mouthfeel . Its an okay beer.
Nejhleader (1444) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
available at the harrisburg location. The oak barrels change this brew fairlty good, however their was this lingering soyish taste that I didn’t really appreciate, thick body, and has a fairly complex flavor.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From growler, 2006 RBSG, provided by me, shared at Grand Tasting. Pours a dark brown with a reddish tinge. Small beige head that fades to a thin ring. Aroma is thick with oak, alcohol, heavy malt, and sherry, with lighter notes of soy, figs, and dates. Flavor is actually pretty weak, quite malty with a good bit of alcohol and raw oak. Alot of soy, sherry, and alcohol on the finish. Mouthfeel is full, sticky, and cloying with moderate soft carbonation. Overall, the barrel did some good things to this, but still not a big favorite of mine.