deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Kan, thanks! Poured a dark cloudy brown with minimal gray brown head that dissipated completely and quickly. Aroma was sweet with sweet grains, breads and bourbon. There was a bit of underlying light fruit as well. Flavor was very sweet from the grains and cereal notes with some backing bourbon.
fiver29 (1025) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours murky dark brown color with off white head. Aroma was boozy. Had caramel, dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is caramel, raisin, bourbon, vanilla, and finishes slightly boozy. Good, but lacks the complexity I hoping for. Still a good brew.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle…RBSG 2010… Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Decent retention. The aroma is a decadent swirl of dried plum, sorghum molasses, dark raisins, fig, other dark fruits, singed caramel, coconut and a splash of crusted port. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. Sweet, boozy flavor with nice bourbon, vanilla and oak essences. Lots of dried dark fruits. Bitterness is there, but not pronounced. Warming, moderately tart, sourmash and caramel finish. Bottle provided by giarcsr!
KimJohansen (10342) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear mahogany with a tiny beige short lasting head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and toffee and bourbon. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, toffee and chocolate notes. Think it had some bourbon notes. Finished seriously sweet.
nightrider (751) - encinitas, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tasted from the tap at Stone 14th. Murky dark brown in color with mocha like head . Rich and smooth in your mouth without being too thick and overwhelming. Myriad of flavors; sweet caramel malt, molasses, raisin, alcohol, oak, and toffee. Long lasting finish. Very very good.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 22, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stone 14th. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Flavor is caramel malt with dark fruits and bourbon, hop flavors linger with other spices and bourbon wood accents, amazing!
CanIHave4Beers (2495) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - AUG 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2011 Shared at the RBSG 2010 grand tasting. Pours a deep brown with a small head. The aroma is some burnt plastic with some booziness and maple syrup. The flavor is smoky and slightly burnt with a good deal of sweet cherry and woodiness. The palate was particularly brash, my notes say I choked on it... I don’t remember that but I must have! All this in mind this was inexplicably entirely more enjoyable than I am making it sound.
ketchepillar (983) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG Tasting. Thanks Hopscotch! Boozy fruity nose. Seriously molasses-y. Some vinegar. Just too much.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque deep copper brown with a short lived creamy tan head. Sweet molasses citrus and bourbon aroma and taste with a candy finish.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured dark reddish brown, molasses, dark fruits, wood, caramel, little vinious, little spice.