BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup
Ruby, nice head and lacing. Nose of caramel, spruce and some molasses note. The flavor is juicy. Nice (for export), grassy, some herb and a bit of roasted malt. The finish is lucid. Eh.
madsberg (10805) - Sĝborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Dark brown coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Quite bland aroma. Some plums and some vague caramel. Flavour has some liqourice, fruits and a light sweetness. Alcohol notable. Is quite thin and watery. Ends on a sweet and light fruity note.
DocLock (8602) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Super Saver. Medium brown pour with 2-finger, creamy, khaki head. Aroma of caramel malt, vinous notes, sour fruit. The flavor is malty, fruity and grapey, with some sour vinous cherry and brown sugary notes.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
RBSG 2006 Grand Tasting. Dark clear copper with a white head. Grassy, perfume and caramel in the nose. Flavor has notes of toffee, caramel, bread, grassy noble hops and slight oxidation. Medium bodied, light carbonation.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chunky multi brown with a thick, solid, fresh-powder-snow-like tan head. Funky dark fruits, rich and roasty caramel/toffee, biscuits, bready yeast, clove like spice, light ash and banana notes. Medium/full, smooth palate. Great bock. Underrated.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, great aroma, great malt characteristic. Lots of dark fruits, and black tea, with just a bit of sweet dark bread crustiness. Chewy mouthfeel, slightly earthy and very sugary sweet. I like it!
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet malt aroma holds dates, fig, raisin and dark bread. Cloudy brown with a huge three finger thick, lasting, tan head. Sweet syrupy malt fore tastes of crusty dark rye bread, raisin, date, brown sugar, caramel and peppry spices.
IThinkImBuzzed (18) - Jersey City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured with a scary amount of clumpy sediment- it looked like a beer version pearl tea. A little bit of sediment is fine, but globs of it plunking out of the bottle did not appear appetizing. OK tannish-brown head. A musty odor and a musty, earthy, malty sweet taste. Perhaps I had a bad bottle.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dreadful looking clumps falling into the muddy brown liquid. Decent looking head, long lasting. Some cinnamon and dates in the aroma, malty for sure. Flavor is sweetish, a little woody, falls a bit flat on the finish. Low carbo, medium bodied. Not incredibly pleasant.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 [bottle] Pours a brownish color, with a thick, long lasting head. Flavors are nice, dark malts, caramel sweetness and a touch of coffee. Alcohol content is well hidden. Finishes malty, somewhat sweet and smooth.