madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2012
31st May 2010argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Muddy brown beer. Short lived creamy tan head. Softish palate. Rich malt, tastes a little aged with a little chocolate. Seamless light tangy orange hops. Smooth and very drinkable malty beer and another winner from Alewerks!
(RBSG07, 22oz bottle) Creamy beige head atop lightly hazed brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, earthy/grapefruit, some caramel, alcohol. Taste is medium sweet, earthy/lemon, some grapefruit, alcohol. Medium-full body. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2007
UPDATED: APR 6, 2008 First rating 12/29/07: Bottle #995 of 2007. Part 4 of 5 of my barleywine-fest, and also my 99th beer rating. This was an attempt at a barleywine that failed (the successful attempt turned into the Grand Illumination ale). Still, this failure turned out to be a fine brew on its own. Pours mahogany with a bubbly tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, raisins and lemon. The taste is sour and very hoppy, but balanced at the end by coffee and toffee tastes. Hoppiness definitely mellows as it warms. (3.3)
Rerate: 4/6/08... Bottle 994 of 2007. Pours a burgundy color with a medium sized frothy head. Aroma is raisins, brown sugar, alcohol. Taste is major hops, brown sugar, alcohol, dark fruits. (3.2) hopdog (12510) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2007
22oz bottle shared courtesy of egajdzis. Bottle # 0868 of 2007 (props for giving not only the bottle number, but the number of bottles bottled!). Poured a medium and clear orangish color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oranges/orange peels, and toffee. Tastes of caramel, citrus, chocoalte, and roast. Light alcohol in the finish. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a rich, rocky tan head that laces and hazy copper/red color. Aroma is rich sweet medium/dark malt-molasses/sugar, dark fruit-cherries, prunes, secondary resin hops. Taste is velvety rich sweet medium/dark malt-molasses/sugar/chocolate, dark fruit-cherries, prunes, secondary resin hops-bitter, some alcohol. Smooth, mild/OK carbonation. Seems to have aged nicely in just 6 months from other comments.
hopscotch (11089) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2007
Bottle… RBSG 07… Mostly clear, dark crimson ale with a mid-sized, frothy, tan head. Vinous aroma with waves of caramel, dark chocolate and dark cherries. Malty, tangy, lightly bitter flavor leans a good bit on the sweet side of balance. Medium-bodied and very astringent with soft carbonation. Earthy, lightly bitter finish. Kudos to Immy for supplying the bottle! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Amber pour. Light head. Aroma is honey, raisins, citrus hops, brown sugar, oak and caramel. Citrus hops, brown sugar, honey, light oak and some fruity esthers. Nice. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Wolf’s Trap AleDocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Source: Tasting, RBSG 2007
clear brown, frothy beige head,
sweet dark carael malt aroma with earthy hops,
rich caramel malt flavor, nice sweetness, well balanced with some earthy bitterness, hint of alcohol in the finish,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Bottle from Williamsburg, VA, #19xx/2007. Deep ruby/copper pour with 2-finger tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, brown sugar, hops. Tastes caramel malty, with some rich brown sugary flavor, plus some late tart cherry notes. 3fourths (9345) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2007
22oz bottle. Dark red and ruby wine colored body. Sharp tobacco and plum and coarse cherry malts tasted, with some lightly toasted bread and black cherries in the nose as well. Little yeast apparency, overall slightly sweet, moderately thick, and certainly drinkable.