carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at stone. 2006 on french oak. pours a ruddy brown with little to no head. aroma is a bit sweet with a hint of wood. mouthful is less sweet but with all the double bastard flavors. finish is dry and has a lingering mouthful of wood. great aging of the DB!!
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Attractive ruddy brown pour, with no head. Oak vanilla nose and flavor, tha twent a bit boozy. Yet another BA sipper from stone.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stone Bistro at RBSG, aged on French Oak. Pours a deep copper with a dissipating off white head. Cognac like aroma. Nice body and mouthfeel. Initial flavor of caramel, maple, and sweet raisens that moves toward a spicy and subtle pepper bitterness. Wood comes through on the finish. This beer warms the wind pipe. Not quite as bitey as the Brandy Barrel version, and a bit more simple (in a good way).
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG on tap. Has a smooth sweet, aroma. Not much of a head, with a moderate haze. Hints of almost burnt citrus. The oak flaver stood out in a very nice way. I was suprized at how much the flavors were effected by the different woods, or lack of.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap 06 version in French Oak. Pours orange with a tan 1 finger head. Nose is sweet and oaky and very nice. Taste is oaky and smooth with some booze but not a lot.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Bistro. Deep copper orange in color with a little head. Vanilla citrusy malty aroma. Fruity vanilla notes. Citrusy spicy malty caramel flavor. Piney hoppy notes. Medium bodied. Finish is bitter. Very enjoyable.
Surly (20) - Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A unique and gorgeous dark red, thick and foamy head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy and inviting. Bitter and spicy up front, pleasant and malty. A nice beer.
bu11zeye (12363) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a tall long-lasting beige head. Aroma of caramel, bread, citrus, vanilla, and pine. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine), caramel malt, and vanilla. This beer has heavenly goodness!
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ACBF 2008. Wow, this was the first beer that I had at the fest, and I guess in my head I didn’t distinguish between the oaked AB and the oaked double, so didn’t think this was anything too special. It sure was tasty though....
BasharTeg (5) - USA - MAY 14, 2008 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
What is there to say about this? It’s a glorious taste that cannot be described in "wine" terms.