11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Tap. Nice stout. Very deep brown with red hues when backlit. Tan head lingers and leaves wonderful lacing. Very roasted aroma giving off coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth, full bodied. Very generous amounts of hops. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2004
on tap at lucky labrador. so-so stout. plenty of cocoa in the aroma with a hint of brandy. a bit on the thin side, iced coffee and asphalt, just didn’t excite me but seemed well made baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 1, 2004
Thick cream colored head. Lots of chocolate and coffee aromas. A bit on the thin side, but nowhere near poor. Semi-sweet with a roasted malt finish. Good looking, good tastin. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Aroma: coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, yeast
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Appearance: dark brown-->black, off-white head, lacing
Flavor: baker’s chocolate, slight cream, dark roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, slight hoppiness, melted chocolate chips
Palate: smooth but crisp and bubbly, dry-chocolate finish
RBSG 2004 on tap at the brewpub: Brownish black with no head, roasted coffee aroma, medium bodied, thin ending.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Dark black color. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee. A medium body stout. Malts are roasted, coffee and chocolate. Slightly spicy. Kind of thin and watery. Very muted flavors. A little weak tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
(RBSG04) BLack body with beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, roasty, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, roasty, chococoffee, some earthy/floral. Medium body. A bit too sweet for my liking. jsquire (4537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2004
On tap at the brewery. I had this both on tap and off the cask to compare them. Very dark beer with a mocha foam head. Tap version had burnt coffee nose with a molasses and dark brown sugar sweetness. There was a faint unpleasantness of coffee grounds and cigarette butts. Green hop finish that disappeared quickly. The cask had a much better head and a much creamier mouthfeel. Better coffee flavors in the cask. It seems better balanced. It is definitely better on cask (served at the right temp. too), but not a great stout to begin with. (Numbers reflect cask version.) duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2004
[email protected]Braudog (6793) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2004
Labrador. Really well made. Rich and roasty as you’d expect in a good stout, mocha and chocolate. A bit soapy which was odd, but very tasty.
Pitch black with a tan head. Java aroma. Highly bittered at first, but it settles into just the after taste. Medium-bodied.