mmmbeer (1418) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2008
22 oz. bottle in trade from Snojerk321-thanks! Served in lager glass- poured non transparent black when held to light, low carbonation, dark tan head formed and laced nicely. Aroma of a darkened malt, brown sugar, espresso, and some grassy hop notes. Hits the mouth with a medium body, malt is tasty and has a nice sweetness note in the background, coffee and dark chocolate in the middle, finish is crisp and has a smoke element to it. Very interesting take on the style- and in 10 minutes the bottle was gone! zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2008
Bottle. Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malt, along with some smoke, hops, and chocolate. BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2008
On draft at Lost Abbey, made from the second runnings of the mashed grains from Serpents stout.
Appearance is pitch black hue, minimal head and lacing.
Smell is moderate coffee/espresso malts, hints of chocolate, roast, subtle grassy hops in the background.
Taste is a nice blend of coffee and roast malts with grassy bitter hops, lager yeast and nuts peek through and the roast borders on a smoky sensation, finishes bitter.
Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy and smooth texture, mild carbonation.
Drinkability is moderate, this is a solid lager from LA with a good malt profile, big coffee/roast/smoke works well for this style, the alcohol is well-masked. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2008
RBSG 2008. Pours dark brown with a smooth tan head. Roasty chocolate, like bitter bakers chocolate, that really brings out the bitterness of the beer. Stronger on the hops for a schwartz, good bitter chocolate finish. riversideAK (6260) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2008
22 oz bottle. Aromas of roast, dark bitter chocolate, and a touch of sweetness. Pours almost black with a head that leaves rather quickly. Flavors of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, light molasses. Finishes pretty clean and crisp with a light roast lingering on the palate for a second. Enjoyable stuff.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2009 On tap at Lost Abbey. Poured deep brown with a nice, creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up semi-sweet, toasty chocolates and nutty notes accented by light smoke and molasses.. enticing. The flavor was deep and toasty with dried chocolates laced with molasses and a pervasive dry-roasted coffee bitterness.. more dark chocolates toward the end. Dry on the palate with an odd sourness that emerged about halfway through.. overall very tasty and refreshing. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2008
[1360-20080517] 1pt6floz bottle. Old toasted bread aroma with coffee grinds and marinating beef shanks. Dark brown black body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head. Coffee grinds continues in flavour with dry and roasted nuts. Medium-full body. Quite dry, could stand to be more bitter.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 6, 2008
(c/o blankboy, w/ others)
Draft at brewpub for RBSG. Pours a deep brown with a brown head. Nutty and lagery aroma. Medium light bodied with a fine, but lively carbonation. Non aggressive flavor of dark roast, accented by nuts, tobacco, and chocolate. Clean finish. Not bad. A little thin in the middle. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 From tap a the brewery. Pours pitch black with a lacin tan head. Smooth roasted malt and mild chocolate aroma. Smooth and roasted malt flavour with a nice and light sweet chocolate malt base flavour. Light acidic touch mixed with liqourice into the finish.7-4-8-4-15=3.8AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
From bottle, blind #20. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. DArk roasted coffee and chocolate, light roasted breadish aroma. Light bodied. Smooth roasted coffee and chocolate malt flavoured. Mild acidic flavoured, light chalky and roasted finish. Vague bitterness and vague acidic finish.7-4-7-3-15=3.6
Burnt caramel pour with finger thick tan head. Sweet malt and smoke nose and flavor. Dry clean finish.