DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
No#66. I have a feeling that this was aged, but im not sure. Aroma is strange, some feet coming off it, with a decent amount of both malt and hops in there. Taste is malty but has a strange bitter herbal taste going on. Different beer, intresting, but not exactly a serious winner.
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber, offwhite head. Grassy aroma, clove, pine needles, malty and nutty with some almond. Spicy and very hoppy flavor. Very strong without too much alcohol coming through. Spicy hoppy finish with some more alcohol showing.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark...100% cola looking...thin dense tan head...smell is faint cocoa, yeast, light raisins...sweet chocolate and earth fruit flavor followed by a bitter alcoholic finish...
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2007 Poured into my Chimay glass.
Deep mahogany red. Beige head.
Aroma: Banana, chocolate, alcohol, cloves, some malt, fantastic hops, Seville orange, pears.
Flavour: Almost harsh, bitter, really not sour, some sweetness, a bit mineral.
High carbonation, mighty - almost fluffy.
Later on I have noticed tonnes of exotic ruit and complexity, this is a REALLY good beer.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle @ PBF. Dark, almost black or the deepest deepest red. Thin covering of foam that lasts well. Feels like there is too much carb but its over before it gets annoying. Caramel and coffy with cream. Long almost mango finish. Pretty good stuff.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy dark, off white head. yeasty, doughy, spicy, pruney, and mild cocoa aroma. flavour has a hint of funk lots of spicy yeast, hints of dark bread, malt and cocoa. caramel, yeast and anise in the finish. excellent.
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Bottle... RBSG2005... Very dark, clear, burnt orange ale with a large, frothy, beige head. The aroma offers notes of sassafras, caramel, brown sugar, dried plum and chocolate... along with a few other goodies I can’t identify. The malty flavor is of caramel, cocoa, fescue, raisins and cola with just a tiny pinch of salt. Medium to full-bodied and fizzy. Finishes up a touch alcoholic and bone dry.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown-ruby, puffy mocha head. Nose of light funk, chocolate-cola sweetness, root beer. Flavor has sweet chocolate, a bit of barnyard, bit of cream de minte in its spiciness. Quite malty, very interesting stuff.
argo0 (12498) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(750ml bottle, RBSG05) Beige head atop a dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, anise. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, chocolate, anise, some cherry. Medium-full body. Yummy!
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 05 Pours a brown color. Aroma of yeast, malt and brown sugar. Flavor of yeast, dark malt and brown sugar.