Ernest (7937) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2004
Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (burnt caramel, molasses), with notes of sherry, whisky, wood, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, syrupy texture, soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic. As I’m not as big a fan as most of fresh Adam, it makes sense I’m also under the average for this aged version. I think Alan said this was about 8 years old now, and the oxidation is pretty obvious as a result. Oddly, the bourbon effect was not terribly corny like it can often be...perhaps thanks to the long aging time. Like Dave, fun to try, but not a huge fan. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2004
RBSG04: Wafting aromas of sherry, wood, port wine, and intensely rich, roasted caramel. Complex flavors throughout. Very sweet and warming. Incredible. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 11, 2004
RBSG 2004, 8 years old, on tap at the brewery: Cloudy brown with no head, deep rich dark fruits mixed with a tad of wood and bourbon. Body is light for the taste, starts and ends sweet. Long slightly burnt ending. jsquire (4753) - 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.
brown, no head, very complex aroma of dried fruit. The flavor is slightly sweet w/ some notes from the wood aging erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 30, 2004
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!