Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cheers to Perkeo for what was billed as possibly the last bottle in existence. Muddy dark amber colour. The aroma was strong bourbon with underlying caramel malts. The palate was sweet. The malts were long and well-extracted. They also had a little earthiness to go with the caramel and this helped the beer survive an onslaught of vanilla notes. Suprisingly, I didn’t hate it, though my opinions were all over the map between aroma, flavour, finish, and balance.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBSG 2004. Deep red, a little head on this one. Sweet scotch and dark cherries in the nose. Very nice sharp bourbon flavor, overpowering... some roasted nuts, scotch and sharp, very alcoholic flavors.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown/amber body with no real head. Aroma is big with bourbon. with some oak and pine, ripe fruit and caramel malts. Full and smooth, sweet and caramely and ends up alcoholic, oaky and slightly bitter. Gives the whiskey warmth but nothing spectacular.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A tremendous beer! Very smooth and flavorful with a lot of whiskey/bourbon essence to it (obviously). Vanilla, cherry, and oak flavors predominate; this beer is almost like a World Wide Stout or a fine wine that got filtered through bourbon barrel oak. I have no idea where to get it anymore, unfortunately.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBSG 2004: Orange ruby with a small head. Sweet malts and light bourbon in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet. While a good example of a bourbon aged beer, I felt that there was a tad too much bourbon flavor in it.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a small head and no lace. Caramel aromas. Sweet malts. Some cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet malt flavors. Caramel. Floral hops. Alcohol and roasted malts. Bitter palate and finish with some warming alcohol.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
RBSG 04. Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. Great toffee aroma with a slight woody smell to it. Taste was rich and malty, earthy, with a slightly bitter finish to balance it out. Great brew, i wish widmer would release this to the public.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at RBSG 04
thx to perkeo for bringing this gem.
Pours a clear brown color with a strong toffee aroma. The flavor was slightly sweet. This was quite nice.
jkwood04 (4155) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft in a Trappist glass. Pours ruby/amber with a beige head. Aroma of oak, light fruit, caramel malts, and a little hops. Flavor has a little bourbon but not a lot. Average texture. A decent beer.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled bottled at Man Land, Portland
Muddy amber, lots of lacing, light head. Nose of bourbon & vanilla, fairly one-dimensional. The flavor is sweet and bourbonesque, more in the nose than the flavor though. Finish tart. Eh, not quite living up to expectations here.