yespr (28651) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG07. From 34 oz bottle. Pours muddy amberwith a light brown head. Aroma is malty/raisin sweet. Flavour is strong malty and raisins. Not overly sweet. Finish is sweet and strong.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of mollasses, fruit, cocoa, and spices. Flavor of maple syrup, fruit, and spices.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(RBSG07, 1L bottle) Lightly hazed copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, chocolate, caramel, grapefruit, boozy. Alcohol burn in the swallow. Sticky medium-full body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy amber, whispy head, big malt aroma with light hops, big body, rich sweet malt aroma, great carmel flavor, just enough bitterness to keep it it from being too sweet,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Ratman197 (8489) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
! liter swingtop bottle poured a cloudy copper with an amber head. Aromas of dark fruit, plum, raisins, molasses and some spiceness. Palate was heavy and a bit syrupy. Flavors of bitter chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, some cinnamon, and a hint of apple with a bittersweet finish.
hopscotch (8370) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… RBSG 07 … Hazy, caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Caramel and dark fruit aroma with undertones of cinnamon and brown sugar. Malty-sweet flavor provides gobs of cookie dough along with those lesser notes of caramel and brown sugar. Sufficient bitterness. Full-bodied and syrupy with restrained carbonation. Sweet, malty, rich finish.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2006 On tap @ the San Diego Strong Ale Fest Day 2. Poured a dark, hazy mahogany color with a small off white head. Sweet malts. Caramel and somewhat a little earthy. Not bad but didn’t really stand out against the other beers I’ve been drinking at the fest (of course everything is relative when surrounded by so many 4+ rated beers!). 7 3 7 4 14
Rerate from 1 liter body. Increased the numbers...
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper ruby color with a frothy light-tan head. Fresh fruity hoppiness in the aroma has some enticing sweet caramel. Body starts sweet with some gritty caramel maltiness and a nice bittering hoppy balance toward a warming, alcoholic finish. Apart from the fact that it could hide the alcohol better, a nice beer that should age well.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft. Rich ruby-amber beer with no head. Big fruity aroma (berry) with some malt. Berry (cherry/strawberry) flavor with malts and some alcohol. Rich and delicious. Easy to drink, full bodied. There’s a lot going on and this shows a lot of depth and complexity.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter swing top courtesy of Dark Elf. Pours a brownish mahogany with a tan head. Smells of caramel, toffee and hops. Taste is moderately hoppy with some nice BW qualities. A very surprising beer.