OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via trade with Bück Dich - Thanks Jordan! - Pours black with not much head at all. Aroma is lots of roasted malt, a touch of chocolate, coffee, and some caramel. Flavor includes all of those chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, but also a good deal of dark fruits, raisins, dates, black currant all blend together with some smoke and a touch of oak. Smooth palate although light for an impy stout. This one was a nice bottle to sip over 2 hours though. Enjoyable..
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2010 Bottle, 2005: Deep black with a tan head. Muscular texture; lively carbonation. Really nice flavors and aromas of coffee, wood, smoke and chocolate. Rather roasty and peaty, too. Sweet-bitter balance is nice. Bold on both fronts. Dark-fruit notes linger and build. Very nice stuff. 2010: Very roasted and toasted, with a tar-like sweetness. Doesn’t seem to have the depth of my prior bottle. Not bad, though. Lots of dark chocolate.
TheBeerGod (5177) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBSG 2006. 2005 Vintage. Dark brown to near black bodied. Nose is roasty, coffee-ish with bittersweet choco notes. Taste is chocolaty with coffee, roasted malts, dark fruit, and faint hops. Body is medium and chewy. Mild carbonation feel to this one. Finishes with more roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruit notes.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG ’06. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma of coffee, dark roasted malts and dark chocolate. Flavor was roasted malt, dark chocolate with a hint of coffee liqueur. A bit thin bodied for an impy stout but still pretty solid.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG06: Yummy, yummy , yummy. A lovely little malty, black dark ,heavy stout. Sweet and drinkable. I rather liked
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2006 - Grand Tasting. Deep, reddish muddy-brown body with a somewhat oily, fading tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa, light butter, and alcohol fumes. Flavor has lots of roast and is somewhat rummy with a medium sweet chocolate cake quality. A decent imperial stout for sure, but doesn’t jump out and grab me like some do.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at RBSG06. Dark black body with a creamy brown head. Chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 16, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2006 Courtesy of Bück Dich, RBSG 06. Pours an almost pitch black; slightly translucent around the edges. Coffee; layers of roasted malts. Very drinkable, with a long roasted finish.
Kinz (3256) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #10 RBSG 06. An impressive looking bottle I might add. Deepest brown in color, black in the middle, just a trace of a head. Big woodsy aroma, wet earth, and a touch of pine. Flavor is a matchm but with more chocolate in there as well.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 6, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to argo0 for this one: Pours to a dark brown body with a small tan head. Aroma is fruity, roasted malt, though it’s a fairly mild roasted malt for an Imperial Stout, prunes, plums, yeast. The taste is yeast, fruit, spice from the alcohol, oak chips, berries, light bourbon flavors, and some dusty sweet grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation.