McGarnigle (565) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber that was on sale (but still $9). If getting rid of the box would drop the price, I’d do it. I haven’t had the others in this series. but I like this. Kinda sweet, not bitter, nor roasty. Creamy with some vanilla. All the edges are worn off this ale. They say nougat, and I think they’re right. Excellent.
Martinus (3051) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red amber colour, white head. Aroma of tomato, brown sugar, dates, quite fruity. Finish malts, caramel and hops.
(From 65cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)
crossovert (7886) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650ml bottle. Maybe the least oxidized of the trio I tasted, similiar flavor to the other, a bit mroe vanilla and oak notes have survived the extended aging.
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25/X/14 - bottle @ The Autumn Gathering formerly known as RBBAG Mons (Gent) - BB: n/a (2014-1268) Thanks to my buddy Abu Nasim for the trade!
Clear deep red amber beer, aery irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, milk chocolate. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: quite some vanilla, bit sour, banana, little bitterness, tannins, sugary, some orange peel. Aftertaste: sweet, sugary, bit metallic, vanilla, sugary, banana peel, some tannins.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
65cl, as Southern Tier Cuvée 2, retired exclusive American brew, thx alot to Tim for sharing!, complex brew, woody/malty/sweet and slightly spicy/bitter, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, nice brew, ’Sadly more oxidated than Cuvée 1; not pleasant aromas of amoniac...’
77ships (4292) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you tderoeck! Tasting glass from 650 ml. bottle consumed @ “The Tasting formerly known as Mons RBBAG I (2014)”. Super dark pomegranate red basically no head. Super thick sugar, caramel, caramelized apple & lots of oak nose. Taste is thick sugar, lots of caramel peel (main difference with nr. 1), extreme sugar, biscuit, good oxidation, sugar vanilla, tad more oak than nr. 1. Thick sugar body; Good but not top but definitely enjoyable.
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"had a bottle with some age on it. dark red. smells pretty boozy. fruity, with a little chocolate and a touch of hops. mostly sweet with a little oak. a little more oak in the flavor, then more of the same. nice toasted oak flavor as it warms. it’s pretty nice but a little too cloying to be worth the $. ST makes better for less."
AdamJackson (2875) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks Chris / Adrien for this bottle. Ya’ll are drinking right now so enjoy the beers! Miss you dudes.
appearance is a clear blood red, oak red. Slight cardboard, oxidation and intense oaky maltiness. Lots of oak, astringent oak, slightly sweet. Lots of wood and sweet creamy vanilla. Interesting beer.
tmongoose (1389) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared again a very old bottle no date on it..poured a murky amber color. same abv as the cuvee one just taste a little different. aroma is sweet malts and sugars and vanilla. the flavor was more of the same plus he booziness on the end. not bad but I like the one better. this is more of dessert sipper. overall still pretty good.
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby amber with a beige head. The aroma brings sweet wood oak and malts. The flavor is similar bringing sweet malty notes dominating and then some of the oak as well, not complex and doesn’t bring a variety of flavors, right on for a style that I don’t love though.
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 01-15-2012 (Bottle) This beer pours a small semi-fizzy tan head that mostly diminishes, hazy ruby body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, oak and woody. The flavor is sweet, moderately bitter, caramel malt, oak, vanilla, and alcohol. The mouthfeel is lively and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this is a sipping beer at 11%ABV. The flavor is very flavorable and this beer is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.