Tmoney99 (14602) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2012
Tap sample. Poured a black color with a large frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy dark chocolate malt, toasted oats and milk sugar aroma. Medium to heavy dark chocolate flavor with a medium to heavy sweet candy finish of moderate to long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a good rich beer. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Growler, RBWG. Large brown head that leaves nice lacing atop black body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some raspberry, light smoke/burnt. Smooth medium body. Drake (13939) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #22. Keg at the brewery. Dark brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, raisin, anise. The taste is chocolate, anise, roasted malt. Medium bodied.
Dogbrick (13144) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Sample at the brewpub. Brownish-black pour with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes slowly. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Sweet chocolate and malt in the nose. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate syrup, roast malt and mild coffee in the background. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt aftertaste. Above average overall. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
(Growler) Pours a dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and light lactose. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, and oatmeal.
hopdog (12673) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Sample from Growler - thanks Josh!. Poured a dark black color with a small sized tan head. Aromas of chocolate, lacotse, roast, cherries and I was getting a bunch of berries. Tastes of chocolate, smoke, roast, and cherries. jcwattsrugger (12433) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2010
RBWG@RLRL-1L bottle– pours no head and black color. Aorma is espresso/burnt, earthy. Taste is espresso/burnt/coffee bitter, earthy. Not my taste. Sammy (12346) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
On nitro at the brewpub. Very drinkable and yummy chocolate. Slightly higher alcohol than listed. deyholla (11718) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Sampled at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting, can’t remember who cracked this, but thanks! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a nice combination of both sweet and dark chocolate notes with a bit of coffee. Flavor was more bitter chocolate and some coffee but not particularly sweet. hopscotch (11159) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
Growler… RBWG ‘10… Pours motor oil black with a very small, fat-bubbled, beige head. The aroma is nutty and chocolaty – more nutty than anything else. Full-bodied with soft carbonation. The flavor is much like the nose, plenty of sweet chocolate, almonds and cardboard-like oxidation. Fades rather than finishes. Thanks to darkguardian for bringing this one along to share!