markwise (4570) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Catador Club. Pours a deep red brown with a tan head. Nose is light chocolate, slight berry, jammy dodgers, vinous fruit, big oak, and huge pinot noir. Flavor starts off with Pinot Noir, then goes berry and fruit, then oak and dry pinot noir on the finish. I really liked this beer, but it was more vinous than I was expecting; like pinot noir in beer form, but I don’t like Pinot Noir.
Leighton (12668) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Pours black-brown with a creamy tan head. Lots of tangy dark malts, robust dark berries, general dark malts. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Sugary finish with more dark fruits, berries, rich bread. Very tasty.
GenDV138 (2470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Coppertail Brewing during the RBWG 2015 Grand Tasting. Black with tan head. Aromas of roast, bitter chocolate, wine. Tastes of roast, light chocolate, tart notes, wine. Medium body with a dry finish. Doesn’t work for me.
SudsMcDuff (6345) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
call me george again, see what happens!!? .. . boring label .. wasn’t getting all that much fruit, more sad barrel and off sourness .. maybe aged a bit too long but i kinda just wanted to smash this bottle. the label slightly enrages me. like go ape shit and just football spike that motherfucker.
that would have been awesome.
Travlr (14210) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle during RBWG 2015 in Tampa, Grand Tasting. Sour red wine aroma and flavor. Weird, in an interesting way.
jcartamdg (2270) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entering old ticks.....Pours a hazy dark brown, almost black. Aroma of caramel, redwine and oak. Taste is caramel, toffee, chocolate, oak, redline, slightly tart. Very cool mix of flavor
Martinus (3344) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, dark brown to black colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, soy sauce, fish sauce and malts. Sweet malty flavour, caramel, light herbal. Finish caramel and green tomato.
(from draught @ CBC green session, Copenhagen 2014. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)
drowland (6517) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle from Catador Club, shared with cbfobes and some friends, June 2014. Dark brown head with a nice tan head and good lacing. Vinous aroma, wine and barrel popping through, fruity, mild spice, doughy, lots of berry. Nice flavor, dry red wine, a touch of oak, pretty fruity, mild spice, lots of berries, mild floral aspect - some would probably call this a bit sweet on the finish. Nice!
hopscotch (9858) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours murky and dark brown with a small, creamy, khaki head. Fantastic retention. The toasty, vinous aroma features caramel, toffee and loads of red wine. Full-bodied, über silky and viscous with lazy carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of caramel, toffee and lightly-tart, dry red wine. Rich, buttery toffee finish. I’ve got to go against the grain here and say Another world-class beer from the fine folks at Cigar City!
tricyclist (960) - Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t love this one as much as I wanted to. I got the sour notes from awdi brown pour with effervescent head. Nose was grapes and tartness, some vinous. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t a favorite.
chinchill (2473) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large shared bottle.
Flavor: wine barrel aging hints at brandy. Sweet with a tart and fruity aftertaste .
Feel: Near syrupy full body
O: Complex and highly distinctive. This spiced, wine-barrel aged, lightly sour, imperial stout is likely to have both advocates and critics.