mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - SEP 8, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin @ DuClaw Real Ale Festival. Caramel color pour with no head and light carbonation. Oak, toffee, and some smoke in the aroma. Caramel flavor with a nice amount of smoke in there. Oak added a bit much to the Kilt.
nolankowal (923) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle RBSG 07. Dirty brown pour with a light tan head. Aroma of rich caramel, light bourbon, and sweet malt. Flavors of bready caramel malt, light bourbon and a tinge of smoke. Medium body, malty and boozey with a boozey finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 07 Minneapolis Grand Tasting: Brown/ebony, light head and lacing. Nose of dark plum and toast, crusty bread and fig. Nice malts, smooth and spicy with light alcohol. Good, nice finish. Excellent actually.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark mahogany pour with a thin and fully diminishing beige head, oily with a cola appearance. The aroma contains toffee, bourbon, wet oak, burned caramel, vinous notes, stale cherries and mild peat and chocolate. The flavor is rapidly dispersed across the palate, toffee and chocolate nearly disintegrating upon impact. Sweetness is medium high, bitterness low, acidity low and astringency mild. Stale nuances surround what little evidence of good taste remains. The finish has mild vanilla introduced, caramel and toffee, mild peaty spice lingering. The mouthfeel is undercarbonated, thin and watery, tannic and boring, though nothing strikes the palate as offensive. Drab defined.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Twisted Kilt, BA
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
dark brown, wispy beige head,
oaky dark caramel aroma,
lots of dark caramel flavor, lots of oak character does a good job balancing the caramel sweetness, nice vanilla blends well with the caramel
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle… RBSG 07… Mostly clear, very dark ruby ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. Earthy nose with notes of red wine and white oak. Lots of tanginess and sweetness on the palate as what was modest hopping to begin with must have been sucked up into the oak barrel. The oak provides vanilla in return. Medium-bodied and syrupy with soft carbonation. Woodsy, sweet finish. A huge disappointment from one of my favorite brewpubs, but they can’t all be “dead-on”, I guess.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Supplied by scraff, sampled at the RBSG ’07 Grand Tasting room. Pours a clear dark brown brew with a thin off-white head that quickly dissolves to a fine film. Aroma is light with scents of sweet pitted fruit, toffee and a touch of vanilla. Taste is sweet, fruity, some light chocolate and smoked peat. Palate is medium bodied, lightly carbonated with a sllight smokey aftertaste Finish is smooth and dry peaty.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(1L Bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, oak, vanilla, and fruitiness. Flavor of fruit, caramel, chocolate, and toasted malt.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with only a small head that didn’t stick. Vanilla and alcohol in the sweet nose. Chocolate sweetness in the flavour of this one as well as some alcohol presence and some wood.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2007 Grand Tasting - Ruby brown, thin tan creamy head. Nose was soft with notes of toffee, vanilla, oak, and hints of cherry. Flavor was a touch lighter with notes of wood, caramel, and tangy vanilla and cherry. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dark fruity finish. In my opinion, the barrel seems to have taken away some of the complexity of the original version. Still nice, but not what I had hoped for...