bu11zeye (11282) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler) Pours a hazy brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of peat, dark fruit, and caramel. Flavor of dark fruit, toasted malt, apple, and caramel with a dry, somewhat chalky finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
clear dark brown, wispy beige head,
sweet chocolate aroma with lots of fruity esters and reoccurring alcohol,
rich chocolate flavor with lots of ripe fruit, just the right amount of sweetness to bring out the chocolate and fruit
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at MBGF07. Poured hazy brown color with medium fizzy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet malty yeasty. Medium body. Medium sweet rootbeer flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good brew worth trying with some age.
badgerben (4255) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2007. Growler. Murky copper color with no head. Slight aroma of coriander and generally spicy. Thin malt body with a large yeast profile and spices.
decaturstevo (4157) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBSG grand tasting. Growler. A slightly hazed brown pour with no head or lace. A slightly sour drink that is almost tart. Solid palate that is neither fizzy nor watery. A good beer that Iím sure would be better from the tap fresh.
Pailhead (3887) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: The aroma consists of grapes and plums with just a hint of alcohol. Itís a hazy brown with some orange hilights and a small off-white head. The flavor starts with plum, light apple, and a touch of grape. The finish has some faint tartness with a touch of alcohol.
Nuffield (3362) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grape, well-rounded, sweet and partially vinous. Hazy, mahagony brown. Has a toasted malt backbone. Finishes drier than I expected. Interesting, but not awesome.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body with small, wispy tan head. The aroma is light banana, caramel and raisins. The flavor is candi sugar, bananas and plums. Medium body is soft with light carbonation and just a touch medicinal on the finish.
drfabulous (2995) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A solid 10.5 % beer. Nice rich dark flavor. Not entirely what I want from a dark Belgian, but a good beer nevertheless.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the RBSG 07 Grand Tasting. Cloudy brown color with no head. Spicy nose with a decent malty body that didnít really stand out.