JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to El Gaucho for sharing this rare treat at the 2007 RBSG. In the aroma I get loads of sweet potatos. Flavor has brown sugar, mandarin orange, and alcohol. I would be interested to see what happens to this after a few years of aging.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RGSG- Amber color, light head. Nose is rough, alcohol. Body is dark fruit, a little strong and the alcohol is a little overwhelming. Not bad.
jcwattsrugger (11310) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(~’06) @PilsnerPeters-22oz bottle-pours a light tan ring for a head and hazy copper color. Aroma is spice/herbal hops, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is spice/herbal hops bite, secondary medium malt-caramel.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Stone Brewpub 1/6/07. Slightly hazy brown/orange. Thin off-white head. Nose is caramel, alcohol, rich malt. Flavor is caramel, slightly fruity malt, alcohol, spicy bitter finish. An interesting kind of nuttiness (brown malt?) in the finish. Too alcoholic right now. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Huge malt nose, lots of oxidization, some raisins and prunes, just a bit of pine and spruce hops. The taste is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, with lots of toffee, lots of raisins and prune juice, lots of sherry.
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Peter’s 2nd annual spring gathering. Pours a very hazy brown with no head. Big sweet caramel, toffee, fruit, paper, cardboard. Malty and spicy, nice carbonation. Very sweet and just a ton of oxidization. Caramel, and hot booze on the finish with some lingering tart tannins.
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled@Blindtasting at yespr. Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is caramel, mild grains, toffee, some sweet malts as well as mild sourness. Flavour is sweet fruits, mild toffee, some alcohol, mild grains as well as some slight oxidized notes.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
the pour is apricot colored with no head. sweet malty aroma. flavor is bitter but it soon finishes sweet, probably too sweet since my notes say ’sweet finish. sweet finish’. i found this a disappointing brew overall.