adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day, thanks to Armin for sharing this! Pours a dark brown appearance with a thin brown head. Really a lot going on in the nose and not necessarily in a muddled way. There’s some barrel characteristics, some booze, wood, dark chocolate, caramel and dark fruits. A bit of grape and plum fruity in notes in the flavor along with oak, spicy brandy, and caramel. Interesting brew but a bit hot.
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled during RBSG. From notes. Malt dominated. Coffee, chocolate, caramel and toffee.
PhillyCraft (3435) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Frank. Notes are old as fuck tasting. Apple brandy booze, plums, fig, and wood. Smooth as hell. Sticky and rich with a full mouth. Enjoyed
brokensail (11543) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Murky amber pour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and raisin aromas. Some milk chocolate, cocoa, alcohol, and vanilla. Flavor has lots of different sweet characteristics, but nothing really works that well together. Sweet chocolate covered raisins, caramel, and vanilla. Some mild roast and spirit, too. Weird.
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours dark brown off white head. Nose/taste of cognac, brandy, chocolate, toffee, molasses and oak. Medium body.
Ferris (4988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Big and boixy mollasses. Jet black thin head. Big but milder than the nose, spicey and a really long finish. Molasses and spice with a bit of burn.
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample size. Pours a very dark brown to black with no head. Nose is deeply malty, some whiskey-ish notes, and fruitiness. Very sweet flavor, also pretty bitter. Pretty big body, viscous, oaky dry, low carb, with a warm finish. Complex, well-integrated, warm, and just damn tasty. Really enjoyable, happy how this one turned out.
TheEpeeist (3400) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with bubbly edges. Nose is fudge, molasses, oak and fruitcake. Hot, kind of thick, with a sexy buzz. Tastes like it smells; chocolate and booze, wood and raisin with smoke. Super sipper.
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with very minimal head, scant flat bubbles. Aroma is brandy (would have thought bourbon without beer description), dark chocolate, vanilla, hint cinnamon, oak. Taste is sweet chocolate, tart dark fruit/cherries, vanilla, oak, finishes smooth and dry without much bitterness, alcohol present but not in your face. Really good, especially as I’m not usually a fan of blended beers.
Homer321 (2127) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Subtle chocolate and sweet grapes in the nose. Subtle dried fruit. Done cherry almost like a fruit roll up. Some toffee as it warms. Plenty of barrel but not overpowering. Light warming but not hot. Pretty grate. Yummy.
DrewFace (889) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share thanks to Homer321. Pours a deep dark blackish color. Boozy, bourbon, oaky, vanilla, and chocolate aroma. Sweet boozy, oaky flavor...vanilla, chocolate. Barrel and alcohol are big but still smooth. Very delicious!