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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 12, 2005
RBSG 05 Pours a brown color. Aroma of yeast, malt and brown sugar. Flavor of yeast, dark malt and brown sugar.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12122) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
(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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle - corked and caged. Dark brown body with a fomay efferevescent brown head. Nose is yeasty with dark chocolate, light hops, flowery notes and spice. Taste is dark chocolate, yeast, light sweet malts, some cola notes and light spices. Body is very carbonated and rather light. Some dryness towards the end. Finish is more of the chocolate, sweet malts, light cola, and yeast. Rather enjoyable beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Clear copper with a light tan head that lasts for the session. The aroma is sweet soda, nuts, chocolate, and some grass. The flavor is sweet with an interesting mixture of grass and salt, also some root beer. Fizzy but soft sugary sweet medium-full mouthfeel that dries out nicely at the end..

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2633) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2005
Dark brown. Frothy head that dissipates quite quickly. Malty chocolate aroma. Malty, dry, oaky flavour. The alcohol gives it a harsh finish. A little bit too strong for its own good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Clear brownish red with a thick beige head. Aroma of barnyard/funk and dark fruits. Flavor has notes fo toasted malt, plum, raisin, earthiness, caramel, brett, chocolate and yeast. Alcohol presence detected in the finish. Medium body with very fizzy carbonation. Overall, very nice beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2005
Deep reddish colour with a tan head. Dusty aroma with fruity notes. Cobweb and dry earthy flavor with a light fruity sweetness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
caesar (5799) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2005
Skortila shared this bottle with me and another friend, and i’m so glad he did! Cloudy brown color, medium brown head. Aroma is exceptionally good, strong black and roasted malt, but also soft notes with vanilla and toffee. White wine, sherry. Taste is full bodied with malty and fruity tones. The brut yeast makes the beer quite dry. Alcohol burn is only slightly present, but it suits the beer perfectly. A newcomer in my personal top10!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2005
Dark brown with large dissapearing foam. Lively aroma of earth, lemon, chocolate and dark malt. Sparkling flavour of dark malts, pear, oranges and white chocolate. fruity aftertaste with notes of sherry.


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