Shark_Pants (168) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours opaque black with small tan non-persistent head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is strong chocolate, oak, port wine, some coffee, a little vanilla and booze. The taste is reasonably sweet with port wine, chocolate, coffee, toffee and oak. The red wine tannins come through in the finish with a little bit of pepper too. Medium bodied. Really quite good.
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Black colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with strong black coffee, dark chocolate, cacao, tobacco, liquorice, dark cherries and a slight red wine fruitiness. Malty, roasted, fruity taste with notes of strong black coffee, dark chocolate, liquorice, tobacco, oak wood, red fruit, a slight tannin tartness and a vinous finish with a generous bitterness and a certain red wine flavour coming through. Full body, with a certain sweetness. Fairly soft and well balanced for it’s strength, with a touch of red wine shining through in this brilliant imperial stout. Lovely beer.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(375ml bottle) Pours an opaque black body with light lacing. Aroma of vinous, roasted malt, chocolate, wood, and caramel. Flavor of roasted malt, vinous, nuts, honey, butterscotch, and vanilla with a dry finish.
esp0r (1969) - NORWAY - MAY 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings sessions
Pours quite dark, not much of a head. Smells of sour red wine, dark malts, oak and hints of toast. Medium sweet, quite oaky, al lot of red wine, some wine acids, dark malts and hints of toast. Finished of with a moderate bitter tail. Very nice stuff
daje (2254) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Black body with a beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, licorice, red grapes, wood. Taste of chocolate, red wwine, coffee, vinegar and raisins. Slightly acidic finish, lasting woody red wine roast taste. Colorado Whiskey version was best of the two.
jtclockwork (8234) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Blomster. Pours pitch black with quickly dissipating brown head. Nose and taste of red wine, roast chocolate, roast coffee, french oak and tannins. Body a little think for the style.
_angst_ (2726) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours tiny hazy black with an almost non-existent bubbly dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, malty, tannic and slightly fruity with roasted malts, moist wood, good quality red wine, high quality dark chocolate, raisins, prunes, brown sugar sweetened dark roast coffee, toffee, vanilla fudge, burnt caramel, moist soil, hay and dried pine needles. Taste is sweet, bitter, tannic and fruity with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, raisins, dates, port wine, sweetened dark roast coffee, charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, moist soil, hay, burnt caramel and alcohol. Mouthfeel is round, slightly fruity tart, slightly roasted astringent, tiny velvety and near full bodied. Finish is bitter, tannic and fruity with roasted malts, bitter chocolate, raisins, port wine, moist wood, hay, caramel, toffee, dates and vanilla fudge. Th Swedish red wine I opened fresh and it was meh. This has aged since then and it’s exceptionally complex. I imagine it’s matured nicely and I’m happy I didn’t open this is a hurry.
Mora2000 (5664) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Back pour with a tan head. The aroma has some chocolate, alcohol and red wine notes. The flavor is very nice as well. I get some really strong red wine and tannic oak notes as well as some chocolate and roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Delicious.
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, dark black to purple, very vinous rich tasting beer/wine with deep berries and cocoa notes, roasty cab finish
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is coffee, oak, berries, vineous, roasted malt. Flavour is sweet, coffee, oak, berries, vanilla, red wine, roasted malt. Nice beer.