Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2005
An easy drinking stout, but nothing spectacular. Medium to light mouthfeel, mildly creamy. Some grain and carefuly roasted so that not burned. Lightly chocolate. Nicely carbonated. More malted sweet than bitter, mild spice. Thanks Viggio for the fresh bottle from Maine. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2005
22oz - brew # 01633 - thanks ClarkVV - Aroma of sweet roasty chocolate malt and subtle coffee. Pours black with a huge brown cascading head and leaves great lacing for a stout. Flavor is roasty chocolate malt, sweet mlik chocolate, mocha, and coffee ice cream. Palate is smooth and creamy. An excellent stout. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2005
Bottle. Deep brown in colour with a lasting beige coloured head. The aroma was of cold coffee, slate caramel malts, mild roast. The flavour was of coffee, chocolate malts, slightly sweet, some vanilla and cream. Dry mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finish is similar to that of old coffee, a bit thin, dry. Still quite nice. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2005
Pours a black color with a thick offwhite head. Very good aroma and flavor of chocolate and roasted malt. The body is full and has a creamy texture, the carbonation is soft. Very good, this might be my favorite non-imperial stout. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 16, 2005
Pours like your typical Guinness like stout dark brown with a light brown head. Some chocolatey notes were detected on the nose. Tasted nutty with an average bitter peppery finish, but otherwise watery.
Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2005
Pours almost pure black with a nice thick foamy head and good lace. Not overcarbed which is good. Lots of roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma. Flavor is roast and chocolate malts, lot sof coffee, nutty, and a bit hoppy in the end. Very very smooth. Hard to believe it is only 5%. 3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 29, 2005
Pours a dark with a copious amount of head. Sweet toasted malt aroma with a touch of fruity hop. Mostly dry in flavor with good carbonation and only lightly bitter. Nutty coffee aftertaste. Excellent beer from a small brewery in Bar Harbor, Me Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 Deep dark brown, nice light brown head. Campfire nose, pleasantly dry yet with vanilla flavors. Brown sugar sweetness contrasts nicely with bushes like hops. It tries to be dry in mouth,but this brown sugar presence can’t be stopped. It feels slightly oaty, floury and cerealic. Farily rich stout in terms of ingredients I assume, but not particularly complex and somewhat overrated perhaps. Medium bodied, slightly powdery texture, rich for 5%. Good. richlikebeer (839) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Amendment: An extremely carbonated example with pleasant floury and somewhat dry oatmeal-like flavours, Most pleasant roastiness that never hints at tartness and a flawless apperance boasting a gigantic head.
RBSG ’05 - body is a deep brown, almost opaque, with scarlet tones and a cream colored head. aroma was very mild, some roasts and coffee, but nothing very distinctive or strong. flavor was rich with deep roasted coffee and sweet chocolate and vanilla highlights. body was very very smooth and medium to full in terms of thickness. very nice, but alot sweeter than other dry stouts if you are comparing by style. asheft (3125) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
[bottle at RBSG]
Almost opaque black with a yellowy-red colour at the thin parts of the glass. The foam formed a nice tan ring and an island. Vanilla-bourbon aroma with lots of alcohol and some piney US hops and coffee notes. A roasty bourbon flavour with some vanilla has good bittering from the hops, mostly, and diacetyl. A little burnt at the end. Medium body with low carbonation and almost a clean finish, if it were not for that burnt flavour. Very nice.