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Alpha State Vengeance (Red Wine BA with Cranberry & Blackberry)

Alpha State Vengeance (Red Wine BA with Cranberry & Blackberry)
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Brewed by Alpha State
Style: Stout
Tonbridge, England

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common

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Stout barrel aged in French red wine barrels, on cranberries and blackberries.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody and weak smoky cranberry aroma. Roasted malty woody spicy cranberry flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty woody chocolate finish with weak smoky hints and hints of cranberry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tide (1638) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller bar. Black color, beige head. Bitter with chocolate, licorice, cranberries, coffee, nuts and dark fruits. Bitter finish with coffee, cranberries and licorice. Exquisite imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niller (535) - Hammel, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, CHP. Black colour with a small light brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, cranberries and licorice. Smooth fruity finish with notes of cramberries.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade
Pitch black color with small collar of brown foam. Mild aroma of roasted malt. Lean mouthfeel, less than expected, very salty, with light vinous touch; ordinary bitterness.
Not remarkable for being especially well brewed not innovative.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (1611) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Tap@Mikkeller bar - pours back with a thin brown head. Roasted dark malt and chocolate, dark fruits, some cranberry on the palate and in the finish, vinous with red wine, slightly woody. Lovely drop this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10419) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2013
Sample at the 2013 London Craft Beer Festival. Pours black-brown with a tight, creamy brown head. Nose has lots of chocolate and dark berries. Medium sweet flavor with cherries, dark raspberries, chocolate. Medium bodied with fine, creamy carbonation. Finishes with nice dark berry character, moderate chocolate, light bitterness, general dark malts. Really quite nicely balanced. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Defreni (2463) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2013
Fad: Kulsort øl med et fint mokakfarvet skumhoved.- Duften er sød malt med en god del vin. Tydelig præg fra fadlagringen men på den rigtig gode måde. Masser af smag i denne lækre øl der klart imponere og lover godt for flere øl fra dette bryggeri.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20486) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller and Friends. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, cranberries and licorice. Roasted flavour of cranberries and smoke. Roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (13227) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller&Friends. Pitch black - brown head. Berries. Smokey. Tobacco. Fruity. Burned malts. Chocolate. Bitter dark chocolate. High malty. Nice barrel. Nice berry. smokey and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11099) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Cph. Pours dark black with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has plenty red wine, mild tartness, light roasted, soft chocolate. Low carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has chocolate, roasted, mild berry tartness, blackberries. Not much cranberries in here. Lingering malty bitterness. Nice.


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