Nuffield (3900) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, light amber; big-form bubbles. Vanilla aroma, hops, more balance than in some comparison barleywines. Oily smooth going into my mouth but a bit astringent once it gets there and...thereís something ugly in the finish (I canít identify what).
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 2007: Bottle: Poured copper with a light tan head. Aroma, fruit, caramle, molasses. Flavor, spicy, caramel, some sweetness, with a good helping of fruits, some nice bitter hops on the finish. Very nice beer.
yespr (36243) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
RBSG07. From 32 oz. Bottle. Pours amber with a nice orange head. Aroma very floral and grapefruit. Slight malt sweetness presence. Flavour is sweet, fruity, not really raisins but close. Perfect blend. Long hoppy sweet finish.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting. Clear dark copper body with a small off-white head. Sweet piney hops aroma with some caramel. Sweet citrus and pine flavor with a very sweet caramel background.
holdenn (2094) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 L bottle thanks to drewbeerme. Pours an orange red with a thin white head. Nose is carmelly sweet and fruity. The flavor matches with lots of brown sugar, carmel, toffee, and red fruit. This is really sweet when its cold as it warms the darker flavors attempt to counteract the sweetness tar, charred and roasted flavors try to balance off the sweetness but the sugar and syrup is a little too much for me.
drewbeerme (3907) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
1L bottle. thanks to kmweaver for this. awesome label and name! pours dense dark orange with the thinest of off white heads, the bottle made no popping sound. nose of sweet plums, cotton candy. flavors are sweet, cotton candy, brown sugar, sweet plums, slight tar and tobacco in the finish. the finish is brillant and makes this beer something special. it actually balances the sweet notes and makes this something to be respected. alc is very well hidden, iím amazed itís 12.2%. the carbonation is extremely low but it works real well. hardly any hop notes. iíd love to age this 1-4 years, but itís awesome now. delicate, complex, and balanced.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thanx to beachbum for this brew.Pours a nice amber color with a small head.Aroma is sweet.Full onslaught of brow sugar and molasses sweetness here.Finish was a little on the hop side.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy DragonStout, in large flip-top bottle. Amber color with a broken sopay head. Slightly honeyed aroma but a significant hop presence is detected. Mild dark pit fruit also. Sweet caramel tastes, alcohol, spice as well. Accomodating palate. A bit of sharpness in the finish. A unique and well-balanced barley wine. More please.
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark red with a off white head. Has overwhelming hints of roasted malts, brown sugar, caramel. Very niccce. Finishes with alcohol caramel linger on the tongue.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy Dragonstout. Pours a murky dark brown with a light, white head. Pretty big hops for a barley wine, I was surprised by that. Some grapefruit and some piney aromas seem to metriculate as well. The taste is extremely sweet, almost puckering sweet. Big syrupy, Belgian candy sugar really lashes out at you. The finish is relatively smooth for this big beer, and the aftertaste makes you want to keep coming back for more.