bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light lactose. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and oatmeal.
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, RBWG. Large brown head that leaves nice lacing atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raspberry, light smoke/burnt. Smooth medium body.
jcwattsrugger (11227) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBWG@RLRL-1L bottle– pours no head and black color. Aorma is espresso/burnt, earthy. Taste is espresso/burnt/coffee bitter, earthy. Not my taste.
Tmoney99 (11093) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate malt, toasted oats and milk sugar aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet candy finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good rich beer.
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler… RBWG ‘10… Pours motor oil black with a very small, fat-bubbled, beige head. The aroma is nutty and chocolaty – more nutty than anything else. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is much like the nose, plenty of sweet chocolate, almonds and cardboard-like oxidation. Fades rather than finishes. Thanks to darkguardian for bringing this one along to share!
daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Tan head. Chocolate, lactose, roasted nuts, burned sugar and some roast in the aroma. Flavor is lactose sweet, chocolate, roast, toffee, and lightly woody. Even a touch of smoke. Nice and unique!
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from Growler - thanks Josh!. Poured a dark black color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, lacotse, roast, cherries and I was getting a bunch of berries. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, roast, and cherries.
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On nitro at the brewpub. Very drinkable and yummy chocolate. Slightly higher alcohol than listed.
Dogbrick (8682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Sweet chocolate and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate syrup, roast malt and mild coffee in the background. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
deyholla (7014) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting, can’t remember who cracked this, but thanks! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a nice combination of both sweet and dark chocolate notes with a bit of coffee. Flavor was more bitter chocolate and some coffee but not particularly sweet.