illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Stone Bistro during RBSG. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of sugary caramel malt, peat, and leather. Rich malty flavor with some muted hops, sort of like a thinner barleywine. This has mellowed, but is still a nice brew.
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG on tap. A hazy, burnt orange color. A big burst of flavor that diminishes nicely. Nice smack in the mouth, with thick leftovers. In a good way.
enginaaron (73) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stone Bistro for Ratebeer summer gathering. Aroma is of aged malt with a slight hoppiness. Cloudy butterscotch with a tan head. Fruty flavor with strong malt and medium hoppiness. Slight apples with strong caramel and slight vanilla. Low carbonation but extremely smooth. Good beer! Easy to drink and tasty.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had a bottle of this that i recently was able to scoop on ebay for $19.99...so sometimes beer on ebay isn’t a bad thing. Actually aged pretty well and was a smooth drink. Pours a cloudy brown with a thin tan head. Sweet malty nose with some dark fruit in there also. Solid flavor with a little chocolate. Some people seemed to find hops still, but I think they are long gone. Still well done though...glad it aged well thus far.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Mad_indian. Pours brown with a small tan head. Aroma of choclate malts, caramel, toasted malts, and hops. The flavor is chocolate, toast, caramel, and a good amount of hops in the finish. Good body, very impressive brew.
MadIndian (2724) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Ebay sampled with Stegosaurus. Brown pour with thin tan head. Raison and caramel roast aroma, With a maple and chocolate roast taste with amild hop finisgh that was very smooth. I enjoyed this immensely.
thomat (3299) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, dark amber with a small off-white head. Chocolate and vanilla tones. Wood, prunes and coffee taste. Full body with a long, dry aftertaste.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy amber body with a small beige head. Sweet malty nose with a moderate amount of citrus and oxidation. Taste is lightly sweet with caramel, oxidized malt, light roast and chocolate. Medium body is soft with moderate carbonation.
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3rd Annual Woodshop Tasting, 3/1/08. Thanks Chris! 22 oz bomber. A bit of oxidation had set in on this big malty, toffee loaded palate cleanser. Smooth and elegant. Tasty.
Sephiroth (66) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed 6-16-05...This beer pours brown, with a quarter inch thick head. Foam dissipates to a ring with swirls in the middle. It smells of nutty caramel malt, but there is a noticeable roasted, coffee-like smell. No hops are detected.
Wow! This is not my preferred style of beer, but I am digging this beer. Then nutty, caramel malt is present. There is also a pleasant chocolate-coffee flavor. The hops are barely detectable.
The mouthfeel is a bit thick for me. It is similar to a stout with a somewhat thin mouthfeel. The drinkability is high, as I could drink this all night.
Serving type: bottle