Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by fata thanks Keith. Pours a dark brune body with a thin off white head. Malty with a mild bourbon wood character. Light vanilla malted milkshakes, creamy velvet texture with a modest warming kinda comes across like maple but not like oxidation. Sweet malty, woody very nice.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… RBWG ‘10… Pours very dark brown with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Nutty, chocolaty bouquet with heaps of oak and earth. Full-bodied with stinging carbonation. The flavor is chocolaty and scorched and provides notations of espresso and woody, funky tanginess. Crisp, chocolaty finish that dries out a touch. Bottle courtesy of fata2683!
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at RBWG 2010. Reminds me of stout, but the aroma is also like food, some vegetal in there with roast, etc. The flavor is roast, chocolate, malt, sour, and more. I really like the flavor.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2010 (750ml, bottle #001/230) Pours a murky brown body with a medium tan head. Aroma of vinous, roasted malt, caramel, alcohol, and dates. Flavor of raisins, dates, chocolate, vinous, and caramel malt.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Cuvee 2
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: muddy dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: roasted and dark chocolate aroma with a light mustyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of winey tartness, light roasted, touch of oak, plenty of earthyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
smith4498 (2788) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBWG 2010. Pours dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate, dough. Slightly sour. Medium to full body with mild carbonation.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber, off-white
Aroma and flavors, grainy, light tartness, thick wheat mouthfeel, In teh mix the aspect of a Imp Stout, but chocolate mats and roast covered with this tart berry finish with hitns of roast and coffee.
daknole (8004) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to fata! Nearly black., Brown head. Tart chocolate, tart cherries, wood and red wine. Sour notes from the barrel. Funky chocolate and fruity flavors. Hmmmm, good. Hmmm weird. Hmmmm.
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with no head almost. Thick. powdery, coffee beans, lot of smoke. Kine of wine like. Something to try, but not for me. It is like a wine without wine.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown, thin tan head, very light lacing.
Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, light roast, quite vineous.
Flavour is thin, vineous, some sourness, light alcohol, light roast, chocolate.
Sour mouth, med/light body, med carb.
Finishes acidic, long, some warmth.
The barrel didn’t do this one any good. Took pretty much all the body away.
750ml bottle obtained in a trade with bierkoning, thanks Edo.
Opened on September 22, 2009.
Bottled on October 30, 2008. Bottle #216/230.