harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very fruity and yet nicely malty strong ale. Not quite well balanced, but yet very drinkable and quite tasty. A nice hop bitterness kicks in on the finish, great lingering flavors on the palate.
3fourths (8028) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Horse Bass, Portland, July 2004. Dark red with a spicy nose, moderate wood notes with some bready spices and nutmeg. Very mild flavors but still strong.
beerguy101 (5284) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 6, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color. Small head. Aroma is malty, fruity and sweet. A medium to full bodied Strong Ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Smooth taste. Nicely balanced. Nice sweet finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2004, on tap: Clear orange with a frothy head. Citrus (orange) bubble-gum and plums in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet. Full boded, chewy, with lively carbonation. Ends with a long sweet aftertaste.
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Horse Brass pub in Portland. Clear ruby red color with a thin, off-white head that left strong lacing. Lots of sweetness in the nose, like the belgian candi sugar. Tons of malt sweetness but with equal tons of hops to balance it out. It is not an IPA hoppiness (I wrote down American Strong Ale as my guess for it’s style). I really liked it and wished it was available here.
argo0 (11533) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(RBSG04) Clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, bread, floral, light cherry. Medium sweet, earthy, caramel, light cherry. Medium body.