czar (5340) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
growler. inky black with a small dark beige head, enough retention and lacing. strong coffee aromas and tons of bitter chocolate. taste is loads of roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, leather, smoke, licorice, backed with resinous bitter hops. full body, fizzy palate. excellent!
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught) Pours a black body with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, citrus, chocolate, and coffee with a dry, bitter finish.
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
growler... dark brown with a thin tan head... smells pretty creamy, milky with a bit of roast... my hopes were so high after having everett so I’m tad disappointed, the body is way to thin almost distracting, charred watery with bit of chocolate
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler split with mcberko. Pours a solid black with a small tan head. Aroma of espresso beans, dark chocolate, roasted malts. Flavour of intense coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light smoke, wood. Leaves a light warming sensation in the chest. Full bodied, lovely and roasted, but seems a little thin in comparison to other stouts I have had. Still very enjoyable regardless.
mcberko (8670) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL growler, sent from Glouglouburp (thanks Dany!), split many ways, pours black with a small tan head. Roasted aroma with lots of espresso - rich roasted qualities dominate. Flavour of very rich roasted malts, perfect balance between chocolate and espresso, with a chocolate and roasted finish. Great depth and body. Excellent.
fbm115 (184) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml growler picked up at the brewery. Pours a black brown color with a soapy tan head that falls quickly. smell is roasty coffee with some chocolate and carmel. taste is roasty malt/ coffee with some chocolate ending with carmel and a smooth hop bitterness. mouthfeel is smooth and rich. no alcohol to taste or feel. medium body. overall very enjoyable i would drink this again.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate colored pour; rich, savory aroma of dark fruits and warm spices, strongly suggestive of the coffee and in the best way. Flavor is light, creamy and airy; nougat, cream, coffee, and an oddly perfect touch of citrusy hops. Lightly dry and a mite too thin texturally; finishes dry and bitter. Solid stuff.
Quevillon (2609) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drank on tap (12 oz) at Three Penny Taproom in Montpelier, Vermont, on July 29, 2011. Black, no head. Aroma of barley and oats very malty, with notes of sweet coffee. Bitter coffee taste, barley very malty, good caffeinated bitterness. It’s just one of their beers, but I understand why they are so appreciated!
alobar (3010) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malt. Lots of coffee flavor with roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some hops. Just exceptional.
argo0 (11955) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Draft, 2011 RBSG bus tour. Brown-black body, small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, grapefruit, some floral/orange. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, grapefruit/orange. Medium body, light acidity. (7/3/7/3/14)
12/6/14, bottle. Small brown head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, coffee, milk chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some roast, caramel, light earthy, grapefruit. Sticky medium body. (7/3/7/3/14)