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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
Baltic Porter aged in French Oak that did three turns of Cab Sauv from a well known California winery in Napa Valley. Barrels were somewhat neutral so French Oak Heavy Toast spirals added to barrels about 4 months and remained till barrels were emptied. Spirals soaked in Cab Sauv for 48 hours before being placed in barrels.

First in a series of wine barrel experiments for FiftyFifty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21434) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16055) - Dublin, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Dobby - shared at a tasting at my house. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste is complex hybrid of vinous notes, red currants, roasted chocolate, wood, cocoa, vanilla and splintered oak. Medium body. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14088) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (13233) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2012
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
22oz bottle @Chris’ for Tampa Wkly Gathering-tan ring-mahogany. A-med malt, sour/acetic. T-med malt, med fruit-sour/acetic/vinuous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2011
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10609) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2011
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!

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