JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to Tom/CC for this one. Very dark brown to black colored body with a tall tan head. Raspberries covered with attic dust and rich dark chocolate. Hints of roasted malt and coffee. Light and lively on the palate, perhaps a bit too much so. A refreshing dark black beer for certain. Chilled costa rican coffee mixed with light tart cherries. A light zin pepper and fruit flavor. Dry and tart in places balanced by lush and sweet in others. Some cinnamon and light cloves in the linger add to the complexity of this brew. This brewery just exudes class.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Biscuit and mild roast with strong berry-like fruitiness, lightly sour acidity and floral, earthy, dry wood, herbal notes greet the inquisitive nose. Opaque black body is topped by a huge brown medium-bubbled head that recedes to a lasting cover with plenty of lacing. Plenty of citrus hops are apparent in the flavour along with grape and berry fruity esters, strong raosted and chocolate malts, some biscuit and a fairly tart, almost puckering acidity. Medium-full body is quite dry with assertive carbonation. Very gassy - perhaps over the top. Bottle enjoyed with MartinT, Olivier_MTL and Rastacouere.
tjthresh (1866) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got a bottle of this from both BBB63 and Beerdrenched. The bottle Iím drinking tonight was accidently left in my car for a couple of days in mid July. At first I thought this bottle was ruined, but after reading jsquireís write up, it may be okay. Pours pitch black with a huge, big bubbled head that lasts the entire beer. Lots of brown lace. Where to begin with the aroma. Here goes, Kikomann, Skoal Long Cut Wintergreen, plum, roast, and chocolate candies. So I canít tell which is more up front, oak or brett. It is pretty damn sour. Winey. Dry. Still a bit of tobacco character. Full and rich with a dry finish. Lots of carbonation. Iíve surely not had anything like this before.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2006; Grand Tasting. Pours jet black with ruby edges and a beige head. Aroma of brett, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor has notes of chocolate, roastiness, red wine, lactic acidity and dark fruits. Very spritzy mouthfeel with a very dry finish. Interesting stuff.
jsquire (3638) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
RBSG í06 I should have avoided this beer, but under the theory that if they make me drink it, Iíll rate it. This is a very dark beer with a foamy brown head that left sticky lace in the glass. The nose was my first warning, with the funky sweet/sour smell that makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up and is making my mouth pucker up all over again as I type this. The initial sip is shocking, not being used to sour stouts. Tons of Brett, almost rotten raspberries, and some warm, earthy humus (the dirt, not the dip). I can appriciate the craftsman that made this beer, but it is not for me.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 06 - Dense black, tan creamy head. Flemish nose with soured chocolate, coffee, smokey wood, and hints of farmhouse funk. Sour flavors are prevalent with more chocolate, wood, and funkiness throughout. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry finish. Another interesting brew from JP. Compare it with the De Dolle Export Stout...
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG06: Dark brown stout. Heavy feeling. Yet not very malty at all. Lovely little beer
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown w/ brown finger of foam. Roasty, smoky aroma of dark chocolate & coffee w/ notes of licorice & dark fruit. Thick but highly carbonated feel. Complex, mildly acidic flavour of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, & dark fruit.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thanks to cmubeerman for sharing his bottle. a perfect blend of jolly pumpkin funky belgian sourness with an imperial stout.
Zeswaft (1437) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a slightly mocha in aroma. Lots of dark tan head and black in color. Flavor is somewhat sour, some coffee, and a lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Pretty good and not gross like the JPís Iíve had of late.