ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange colour, low dissapearing head. Complex aroma of oranges, cognac, cherries, pineneedles, alcohol and wood. Flavour of oranges, wood, marmelade, wood and aalcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Long sweet aftertaste of honey and wood.
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours orange/amber, with a fairly large head. Aromas are fruit, grapes, malt, sugar, and some yeast. Flavors are fruit, sugar, malt, yeast, and alcohol. Alcohol isn’t hidden in the medium to heavy body. A little bitter at the end. Thanks to footbalm for this one.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled @ RBSG 05’ (Montréal) Grand Tasting
Particulate yeast suspended amber. Nose of alcohol, mild caramel and ripe grapes. Not very complex, just bloody strong. Finishes smooth but strong, almost like a shot. I’m not one to shy away from strong beers but this seems a bit too unbalanced to me to hold up the flavors.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 16, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG2005. Couleur tirant vers l’ambrée parsemée d’une mousse blanche concassée. La mousse est plutôt diminuante mais se renouvelle facilement à la moindre agitation du verre. Arômes de bois, de cire à crayon, d’épices et d’alcool. L’alcool se manifeste davantage en bouche, les flaveurs rappellent celles de raisins noirs ou bleu foncés combiné à celle d’un jeune bois vert. Corps d’épaisseur pleine, carbonatation assez active rempli la bouche de fines bulles. L’alcool nous réchauffe sur son passage.
asheft (2509) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[large bottle at RBSG]
Hazy copper with wispy, marbly top and a thin ring. Butter and curry aroma that fortells of some bitterness. Orange notes and spicy melanoidin malt mixed with corriander. Spicy pumpernickel taste with plenty of residual sweetness and some buttery-ness and a pleasant alcohol flavour. Syrupy thick and warming with moderate carbonation.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is hazy golden yellow with a small white head...smell is fruit and sweet malts with some hints of yeast...alcohol too...taste was thick and syrupy alcohol and raisins...alcoholic finish...I was not impressed by this...good it was, I think it is rated so highly because of its availability...
3fourths (8032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Murky orange and rusty yellow hue, and a filmy small head. Strange condom or plastic scent, with some sickly peaches and apricots. Spicy, oily, sickly almost. Some say port-like, well the alcohol is there for sure, but a port this is not. More like Pauwel Kvak: sickly sweet, sharp burning alcohol, and for my tastes it’s far too aggressive and cloying and lacking balance. Apparently I see things differently than most, but I can accept that. It’s rare that I find a style of beer that I don’t like but Bush Prestige fits that bill.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml Bottle, RBSG05) Cloudy amber atop an off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, wood, raisin, alcohol/liqueur. Taste is moderately sweet, raisin/melon, and a definitely noticeable warming alcohol. Full body.
CapFlu (4522) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle) Sampled at the RBSG 2005 in Montreal.Huge amount of a floaties peppered in the thin almond head. A pleasant amber body. Nose of marshmellows, iodine, elastics, malt. Flavour is meloow malt and Christmas pudding. The 13% ABV is hardly detectable. Near unbeatable complexity! This was a surprisingly excellent beer for me and could have been my favourite of RBSG2005.
hopscotch (9161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Bottle... RBSG 2005... Cloudy, amber ale with a small, frothy, orangesque head. Nose of bourbon, wood, alcohol, raisin and light chocolate. Malty, vineous flavor of chocolate, bourbon, nuts, wood and caramel with a whisper of alcohol and salt. Full-bodied and syrupy with fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, woody, dry finish. Very nice... if you like bourbon. I do!