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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Brewmaster’s Reserve


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2006
RBSG DC 2006: Clear black-brown (when held to a bright light), medium tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, fruity hops, and light licorice. Taste is an almost sour-like chocolate, licorice, spice, sweet sugar cane, and earth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Draught. Black pour with off white head. Full roasty aroma, chocolate and malt. Full bodied, licorice, chocolate roast nuts. Long finish witha hop note.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2005
Dark black with a tan and solid creamy head. Stringy lacing. It’s a good looking beer. Aroma is full of roast and hops. Bitter coffee and a touch vinous. There is almost a hint of ginger about. Chocolate. The flavor is bitter hops and coffee. There is roast malts and a bit of astrigency There is a hint of fruits. The palate is tingly with a bitter tail of mocha and espresso.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Poured a very dark brown color with a thin tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma with notes of grape candy and light alcohol. Flavor is roastey and smokey. Big bitter backbone runs from mid flavor through the long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2008
A black apperance with a tan head. A big ol chocolate and coffe aroma on this one. The flavor caught me off guard. I get alot of marshmellows in this one. Along with chocolate, coffee, and some smokiness. The finish is slightly bitter. Nothing great but a pretty good stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
22oz bottle (’05 Reserve)-Poured a pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, sweetness, and some vanilla. Taste of the same with a bit of smokiness coming through. This full bodied brew kicks butt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2005 Rerate, aged 4 months: 22oz Bomber: Pours with not much head, aromas here include dark fruits (dates & raisins), port, and some mustiness; the flavor is heavy with burnt toast and charcoal, and includes some espresso and cola mixed in; ample piney hopping and dryish finish; the palate is acidic and slightly astringent, with moderate body for an impy; bitterness comes from highly roasted malts; aging really helps this. I’ll try my next one in another few months.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2005
Bottle Black coffee, brown edges, large foamy beige head, enjoyable lacing.   Burnt malts, subtle chocolate - bittersweet, with a hint of alcohol.   Plum/fig/date like start, followed by heavily roasted malts and a dash of cocoa and apple skin.   Decent body, but the mouthfeel seems less than mediocre.   Picks up coffee at the finish.   Decent, just not thick enough.   Thanks Brian M!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 5, 2005
Tasted on Tap at 2005 OBF. Dark black color. Small sized tan foamy head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and a touch of vanilla. A medium bodied Russian Imperial Stout. Malts are chocolate, coffee and roasty malts. Slightly bitter hops. Nice roasty flavors. Little milder than expected for a RIS. Good drinking stout. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Black with a nice thick creamy tan head. Aroma is mild with only some bitter chocolate and roast. Palate is well carbonated. Flavor is almost burnt. The roasted flavor has become burnt and almost offensive in the finish.


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