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RATINGS: 481   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Called "Black Chocolate" in the U.S.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10142) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2005
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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
argo0 (12322) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5595) - 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.

   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..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jasonp (1557) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2643) - 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.

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