hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (#30 of 33)... RBWG 2013… This beer rocks!… Beautiful and brilliant deep-amber ale with no head. The aroma delivers heaps of hearty avocado and saw palmetto honeys, big alcohol and a hint of maple syrup. Full-bodied and downright chewy with faint carbonation. The flavor is packed with sweet honey, toffee, caramel and a smidge of maple syrup. The abv tastes and feels like 12% instead of 20%. More alcohol does come through in the finish, but is not at all overbearing or harsh. This is just a really unique, world class beer! Thanks to jcwattsrugger or markwise for bringing this stuff up from Seminole.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBWG-JAX Grand Tasting-500ml bottle-offwhite bubbles-copper that sheets. A-sweet toffee-med malt, brandy. T-sweet toffee-med malt, 2nd spice hops, smooth brandy. Slick mouthfeel.
burg326 (2762) - Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured an amber color from the bottle with aromas of caramel, booze, sherry, dark fruits and some toffee. Flavors were the same, not as much booziness as the aroma suggests, wish I had another bottle.
drowland (5693) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lobby ticking during RBWG 2013. Rich dark caramel pour with basically no head, as expected. Rich liquer aroma, dark fruits, caramel, molasses, grapes, etc. The flavor follows suit, lightly earthy and nutty as well. Rich full body, not much carbonation, as expected. Tasty.
SudsMcDuff (5370) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cop stopped me for speeding, He said, ’Why were you going so fast?’ ... I said, ’See this thing my foot is on? It’s called an accelerator. When you push down on it, it sends more gas to the engine. The whole car just takes right off. And see this round thing? This steers it’
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of the brewer at RBWG. Pours a clear caramel color with an off-white head. Nose is boozy, toffee, overripe fruit, and vanilla with some maple. Flavor is similar with booze, toffee, overripe fruit, vanilla, and maple. This recipe has come a long way to a nice enjoyable sipper now.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG
Appearance: Clear amber with a medium sized off-white head
Sweet malts, brown sugar and fruity
Nice and tasty
TURDFERGUSON (3753) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in the lobby RBWG. Bottle 30/33. Thanks for sharing Jon! Deep muddy amber, that clears up a bit as it warms. Lots of sugary sweetness upfront, caramelized sugar, light cream. Flavor is sugary, but smooth (I wrote that!), marshmallow, coconut cream.
Leighton (8685) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in the lobby RBWG. Pours. Lear, amber-brown with a fine, beige cream head. Tons of sugary dark malts, toffee, grapes. Huge sweet flavor, sugary toffee, ripe fruits. Full bodied with fine carbonation.
Big sweet finish, toffee, ripe fruits. Nice.
b3shine (3530) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16.9 oz bottle to taster at the RBWG; thanks to Greg. Looks good; fairly still with a dark caramel appearance. Smells and tastes good; sweet caramel and candy. Smooth on the palate. A nice liquor-ish beer.