3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ brewery: deep brown or black, creamy tan head. smooth and thin, very light with a small tinge of artificial flavored black licorice, completely separate from the roasted malts and smoky blackness of the porter. Try again please.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
RBSG 2004, on cask: Brown black with a thin tan head. Sweet licorice aroma, smooth soft carbonation. I really don’t like licorice that much, so my rating is a bit low.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Portland Brewing for RBSG 04
Aroma of roasted malt, black patent & faint licorice that blends in with the hops. The flavor is swee4t & balanced, a light malt flavor with low carbonation . Finishes astringent and roasted. This is fairly similar to the regular version with the cask qualities standing out the most and a little anise.
argo0 (11981) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(RBSG04) (cask) Black body topped by tan head. Aroma is meidum sweet, roasty, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, chocolate, coffee, faint anise. Light-medium body.