bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a dark brown body with a spare beige head. Aroma of wood, vinous, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of vinous, wood, caramel, chocolate, raisins, caramel, and earth with a dry finish.
argo0 (10384) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle, thanks MrChopin. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, bittersweet chocolate, some vinous. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, some bittersweet chocolate.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours purpley-black with a transient tan smear. Aroma is strong, plummy dark fruit, with some hints of vinosity. Also a touch of burnt rubber. A pleasure to smell. Full bodied, almost. Flavor is voerripe dark fruit, med dark pitted fruit, a little treacle, some touch of vinosity, and woody astringency. Wood’s not super strong, but noticeable.
hopscotch (8215) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle… Mostly clear black lager with no head. In the aroma, roasty mocha and fruity acidity really stand out. Full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a well balanced marriage of red wine, wood and bitter dark chocolate. Finishes tangy, roasty and woody. This tasty rarity was courtesy of wavers1. Thanks, Baker!
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Thorpe429, thank you sir! Dark maroon color, small tan head. Aroma of candied chocolate covered raisins. Taste is slightly sour coffee grounds. OK.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by GT2 . Pours black with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, toast and caramel malt, floral hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, ligjt esters and a dry finish. Medium body warmth and carbonation.
BMan1113VR (7379) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Palm’s Third Anniversary. Pours with a deep brown body and a small tan head that fades quickly. Aromas of roast, smoke, dark fruits, vinous, red wine. Flavors of roast, smoke, dark chocolate (bitter), craisins, and pastries. Lightly carbonated and a touch on the thin side. Some read wine on the finish.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to tall and bald.(mike)...pours a nice dark brown color. Aroma is loaded with chocolate, red wine and toasted malt. Flavor is a wonderful mix of chocolatey porter and red wine. Some woody flavors are pronounced in this one.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle thanks to MrChopin: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate nose with a touch of vinous complexity. Starts fairly thin for the style with only a faint sweetness and vinous tart fruitiness before a drier finish. Definitely needs more body.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is dark brown in color with a small, light tan head.
S: Smells like what you would expect. There is quite a bit of roasted malt aroma to it and some dark chocolate and cocoa powder. The red wine is quite strong with lots of red fruits and oak notes.
T: There’s a nice bit of vanilla to the flavor along with the chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Lots of red wine flavor to the beer giving plenty of red berries, grapes, and oak.
M: Medium in body with a somewhat low carbonation.
O: Better than I had expected, if you don’t mind back-handed compliments. Pretty good, certainly better than Open Container.