Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Beer #22 RBSG 06. Darkest brown black appearance, decent head. Slight aroma of milk chocolate, raisins, and alcohol. Flavor was a dead on match, although the chocolate perhaps leaned a bit more towards the dark chocolate side. Some cherry as well. Bit of alcohol heat. Really nice. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Sampled at RBSG06. Dark black color with a small creamy brown head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2007 Bottle(?)... RBSG2006... This beer rocks!... Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Nose is of chocolate, caramel and blackstrap molasses. Chocolaty, caramely flavor with burnt, bitter notes. Ultra full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Finishes chocolaty, burnt and lightly bitter. World class beer! TheBeerGod (6224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2006
Growler at RBSG 2006. Black with a light almost a maple-syrup-on-lightly-burnt-pancakes aroma. Some chocolaty and roasted malt compliment to that as well. Taste is malty, roasted, dark fruits, molasses and chocolate. Body is rich and full with a big carbonation feel to it. Finishes with more roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Nice one! jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2006
RBSG 2006 Grand Tasting. Jet black with ruby edges and a beige head. Chocolate, floral/grassy hop character in the nose. Flavor has notes of dark roasted malt, alcohol, chocolate, caramel, plum, raisin and a welcome ton of hoppage. Full, round and creamy with moderate carbonation. Excellent. Why haven’t I moved to the Pacific Northwest yet?
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2006
RBSG DC 2006: Deep brown-black with a medium sized, tan colored head. The aroma is pure coffee, mocha, and grapes. Taste is dry cocoa, strong vanilla/oak tannins, alcohol, but the richly bitter roasted malts really come through, figs, prunes, and finishes somewhat sweet. jsquire (4490) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Out of a growler at the ’06 RBSG. Very dark beer with a foamy brown head. Sweet dark malt nose. Very rich, smooth beer with burnt caramel, coffee, chocolate and dried fruit sweetness. Excellent sipping beer. OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2007
Draft at Brouwers.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 14, 2007
Pour is black with a deep brown head. The sweet fruity aroma of currents and asian pear is almost a little surprising for an imperial stout, but the flavor comes straight through with chocolate and chewy toffee, dates, plum wine, hints hints of licorice. It’s a very sweet beer with a sweet finish and warm mouthfeel - but it’s a very nice beer through and through, but for me it was on 90% of what it was hyped up to be.
Fluffy off-white greyish head with a deep and slightly reddish opaque black body. Bright, alcoholic aroma with obvious chocolate, coffee, and other rich notes. Dry and delectable. Grrreat! xmarcnolanx (937) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - OCT 18, 2007
Tap @ the GABF
Alcoholic twinge on the nose with chocolate notes. Taste is very smooth chocolate with a slight alcoholic finish. Very nice and well balanced. Hops do not really come through as much as I would have expected. Very good.