hopscotch (8776) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... RBSG 07… Murky brown ale with red highlights and lots of floaties. Large, frothy, tan head with decent retention. Well roasted nose with notes of chocolate, caramel and pistachios/cashews. Thin, nutty, bitter-sweet, dark chocolate flavor. Light to medium-bodied with a skim-milk mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Finishes metallic-bitter with a touch of tangy oxidation.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle-pours a brown color w/a moderate head & a lot of lacing. Earthy, malty aroma. Had a little hint of a Belgian Strong to it, kind of earthy, woodsy, traces of peat & carbonation. Had some yeast, raisins, & dark fruit. Pretty malty w/a touch of sweetness. Easy to drink, was a lot more interesting than a lot of Brown Ales, which often tend to be kind of boring IMHO. Nice change of pace, solid brew. Long earthy finish.
unclemike (2213) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
. Clear brown amber. Roasty notes and some coffee in the aroma. Dry roasted malt flavor with some coffee. Dry fairly nutty finish.
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating tan head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is roasty, dark malt-chocolate, some bitter/metallic hops bite. Medium body. OK carbonation.
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
nice deep brown-ish red. Smells and tastes exceptionally hoppy. Good head that faded quickly. Good malty finish.
beernovice39 (3101) - Montana, USA - MAY 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Wine World. Cloudy brown with a tan head. scent of roasted caramel. Roasted nut taste. Thin
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->SA. Dark brown with thin tan head. Aroma is pure malt. Taste is caramel, molasses, malt. Slightly bitter finish. Eh.
ausomeawestin (151) - Maryland, USA - OCT 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma of grains, caramel, corn, coffee, vanilla, vegetables. very malty odor. pours smoky topaz with off white head, snake skin lacing, but little of it. tastes nutty and of steamed milk, with notes of cashews, bread, caramel, chocolate milk, oatmeal, seltzer water, minerals, earthiness. palate is a tad thin, but smooth and balanced. very drinkable. overall a standard brown ale, nutty with chocolate milk, but bland and unoriginal.
BrettTaylor (450) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with little off-white head. Aroma - rye, dark toast, brown sugar, and a little walnut. Taste - malt, caramel, coffee, chocolate.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 21, 2008
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown with reddish hues and an ample tan head. Nutty and earthy nose with a very roasty taste. medium body. Overly carbonated. Certainly the inaugural brew was much better, but this is a decent brown