Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2004
full on malty sweet aroma, tobacco stain brown, full bodied, stand up and punch you in the mouth malty alcohol that’s sweet like a cinnamon raisin bagel 3fourths (9349) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 15, 2004
Sampled @ Rose & Raindrop, Portland. m Dark burgundy color. Strong cherries and chocolate covered plums, good syrupy thickness with some barley wine like bitterness under a sweet maple and caramel and ultra sweet malt body. BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2004
Tap @ Rose & Raindrop for RBSG 04argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Ruby bronze color, dark mahogany with decent head & lacing. The aroma is very malty with fruity hop notes of carob and Marion berry. The flavor is balanced & sweet with cherry & creamy notes of caramel malts.
(RBSG04) Clear mahogany body topped by tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cherry, orange, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, orange, caramel. Medium-full body, alcohol well hidden. Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 22, 2004
RBSG 2004: Brown ruby with a large creamy off-white head. Sweet fruits in the aroma, starts sweet end ends very sweet, almost too sweet. Medium oily syrupy palate.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2004 On tap at the Sasquatch brew fest in Eugene,OR. Pours a dark brown/reddish color with an off-white head. Very sweet aroma with hints of chocolate and slightly fruity. Taste was very roasty with very sweet brown sugarish taste and a hint of cherry. Very rich brew but still very smooth with only the slightest alcohol taste on the palate. GermanBrews76 (680) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2004
called "the governator"
Deep mohogany body, gorgeous lace. thin, off whit head, little carbonation. Dark, toasty, lightly roasty malt nose with notes of ripe fruits. musty and malty, a hint of alcohol. The bartender claimed this beer to be 10.9 % ABV. Grainy, lightly roasted front, dominateby malts, of course. some leathery hints emerge, also suggestions of chocolate as it warmed. the sweet savory maltiness grows. I can't believe that this is almost 11 percent! GREAT balance AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 29, 2002
Sampled 7/28/02 at the Oregon Brewers Festival. Poured dark brown, with a huge head that diminished slowly, and left nice lacing. Very pleasant malty aroma. Smooth palate, with sweet malt and banana/fruity notes. Very good.