argo0 (11957) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(GABF05) Black body with tan head. Aroma is rich, medium sweet, roasty, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, roasty, coffee, light cocoa. Watery medium body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, slight reddish brown head. Nose prunes, charcoal, and coffee bitterness. Flavor full of dark fruit sweetness and chocolate, rich and tasty. Dry and smoky, finishes sweet.
JK (4860) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very vinous aroma with red wine. Sweet with fermented fruit. Unfiltered for sure, because my last sip contained something in solid form about the size of a quarter. I like sediment, but this is going a little far. Fairly heavy but very easy to drink due to the smooth body.
Rastacouere (6153) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful foamy head, lasting and 1cm head covers the not quite opaque black body. Strong chocolate nose, very malty with coffee grains nuances and nutty edges. Very roasty, burnt bread reminiscent. Well "cooked", bold, cocoa powder like. It disappoints a bit in mouth where it has this slightest acid thing going on which doesn’t pair all that well with the roastiness and create a rather stale evolution. Plasticy chocolate reminiscent. The hop bitterness is more than fair on the other hand, but the damage is done. Low carbonation, medium bodied. Good stuff.
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at RBSG 2005 post-Cider Tour Sunday Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright tasting. Pitch black with lasting thin brown head, little to no lacing...licorice, tar and some creamy sherry in the nose alongside roasty chocolate....body oily, roasty, lightly peppery, touch nutty and vinous. I dunno, this just didn’t really do it.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Deepest black in color. The head is quite dense and creamy, not unlike a nitro pour. Head lifespan would be hours if I didn’t drink the beer, terrific lacing is left behind. Aroma is strongly of roasted grains, lurking in the background I thought I picked up some fusel alcohols, just hints here and there of Isopropyl. Medium to full bodied. Nice medium to low carbonation level. Flavor is packed full of roastiness, nuts, chocolate. Hopping is excellent and approaching over the top. Damn nice beer.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 21, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Alcohol, sweet marzipan notes to the roasty aroma. Opaque black body with low but lasting tan head. Dry, roasty, somewhat grapey flaovur with a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at the post-RBSG’05 hotel room tasting.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
07.10.05 Bomber, RBSG. Black. Medium brown head fades to film. Lots of vanilla, dark chocolate, bitterly roasty. Much like burnt pumpernickle toast spread with nutella dipped in prune juice and eaten with coffee. Luscious.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG2005, Post-dégustation. Couleur noire foncée tapissée d’une grosse mousse crémeuse adhérant à la paroi du verre. Lait au chocolat, cacao et malt grillé observent le houblon semblant fatigué. En bouche, malt hautement grillé et chocolat suivi d’une touche de fumée grise, propre à un feu de camp. Corps d’épaisseur moyenne, faible carbonatation.
BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is such a great stout. I hope on day I am able to brew a stout this good. WOW this is just the best.