jsquire (4622) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2004
On tap at the brewery during RBSG ’04. Okay, so it spent eight years in a bourbon barrel. That will make for a delicious buttery bourbon nose. That will give lots of sherry, port and wood notes. Lots of alcohol taste, but not inappropriate. Delicious, sipping experience. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Tap at brewery. Opaque, burgundy, virtually no head. Some cherry notes to the flavor compared with regular Adam. Red wine type finish. Woody, smoky aroma - wonderufl! JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 31, 2004
RBSG 2003, 8 years barrel aged. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 30, 2004
brown, no head, very complex aroma of dried fruit. The flavor is slightly sweet w/ some notes from the wood aging
At the brewery RBSG ’04:Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of ripe figs, prunes and other fruits with some smok and chocolate as well. Very smooth with a slight sourness from the start. Fairly sour in the middle with some sweet milk chocolate. No bittering hops left in this, just a faint smokiness in the end. BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Bottle @ HotD Tour for RBSG 04’
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Hazy, low carbonation. The aroma is full of all things cocoa, chocolate, carbon, sherry flavors and full of oak. The flavor is smooth, salty oak supercedes the alcohol. Balanced and tasty!
8 years in a bourbon barrel, ummm umm. RBSG04. Very strong aroma and taste with tons of the barrel smell in the aroma. Great maltiness in the beginning with some toffee flavors and ends with almost a smokey sweetness left behind. Thanks Alan. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Dark brown, prune juice, body with a minimal tan head. Very woody and vinuous aroma, sweet with some vanilla. The flavor is sweet up front, dark fruits, oak, and some alcohol at the end. Full bodied with a dryish finish. Damn fine stuff! argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2004
(RBSG04) Black body with tan head -- looks a lot like prune juice. Aroma is sweet, toffee, peat, oak, vinous, bourbon. Taste is sweet, toffee, oak, vinous, bourbon, caramel, finishing with a medium alcohol burn. Medium-full body. Oh wow! Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Brown pour with no head or lace. Aromas of oak, vanilla, bitter hops, alcohol and vinous qualities. Flavors are of big time oak and vanilla. Sweet malts are abundant. Alcohol and spice make themselves known. Syrupy palate, bitter finish with a big malt body.