Ratman197 (8824) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Drakes poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of red wine, oak, carmel, toffee and a hint of smoke. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, toffee, oak, red wine and a hint of smoke with a crisp dry carmel finish.
marcus (5848) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Drakes Barrel House. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head and a treacle aroma with a hint of wine. There is a vinous dark malt flavor with a tart finish. This is a very nice blend.
barn0216 (344) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black, some foam but not a lot. Beer clings to the glass when swirled. Noticeably tart aroma from the wine barrel aging, not much else coming through. Taste has more of the Drakonic stout profile, then wine tartness. Pretty interesting but not as strong as some of their other efforts.