StefanSD (2161) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 Ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a brownish color with red highlights and it has a small off-white head that recedes to fine ring. The aroma is malted grains and some grapes. The flavor is sweetened grapes, old sweet tarts and sort of chocolaty malts. The palate is smooth with overly fizzy carbonation. Finishes long and unpleasant with lingering acidic fruits. Overall: This is really weird. Iím not a fan.
freeofthoughts (661) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One year bottle pours dark reddish brown with khaki foam. The mild aroma is sweet roasted malts. The flavor is dark smooth malts with a moderately sweet feel, the oak is not to flavorful but dries out the beer a bit. It has a grape skin flavor lightly in the back rounding out the sweetness. Overall a pleasure.
slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"wish list, and deservedly so. impressive marriage of beer and wine. aroma is somehow boozy without any heat. vanilla, brown sugar, and a berry/grape character that is so seamless that it only adds to the richness and complexity of the aroma and flavor. started off juuust a touch too fizzy for my liking, but swirling was an easy fix, and the luscious feel was another strong suit to this brew by the time I was done. Just a hint of tartness in the melange of flavors. This would be a good old ale on itís own. As aged with wine grapes and oak, near superb."
PartyFowle (45) - - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep purple, murky. A large, dense head of sandy tan.
Aroma: Grape skins, rotted fruit, cocoa nibs, earth. Mineral, gentle funk. Slightly tangy, a hint of vanilla.
Flavor: Cocoa, grapes, alcohol. Rather hot, some tannic oak. A bit of vanilla, some caramel. Slightly metallic finish.
Nice creamy body. Hefty as a big red wine, packed with peppery carbonation. Bitter.
A fermented grape rolled in cacao stuffed inside a bag of pennies.
beertholomeus (833) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown color with an off white head. Oak, grape, musk, caramel, toast and malt aroma. Oak, musk, grape, caramel, toffee, toast, malt and slight oxidation. Medium body and a slight tart mouthfeel. Oak, grape and malt finish.
Ibrew2or3 (6998) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber pours with a dark amber body that supports a tall tan head. The aroma offers up red grapes, cherries, earthy molasses and then some mild brown sugar and malt notes. The taste starts with brown sugar dusted cherries and sweet red grapes. It gets earthy here and there as it approaches the finish. Nice.
Caytinator (962) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber. Yeah itís grapey, alright? Brown color, translucent, no lacing, small head. You could almost confuse the aroma for wine, almost. Itís got a delicious complex taste, there was a lot of thought put into this beer, I actually agree with the description, thereís a lot of malt, berries, oak, & grapes. Really well-done beer, in a unique and fun package.
hopscotch (9257) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dark with burnt-orange highlights and a small, creamy, off-white head. Decent retention. Tons of vanilla and toffee in the aroma. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet malts and toffee flanked by a mineral componet in both the flavor and finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair!
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crimson pour with a creamy eggshell head. Plum, raisin, prune, rape, caramel, brown sugar, oak and vanilla. Quite sweet but the alcohol was invisible. Enjoyed it.
Iphonephan (3401) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Whole Foods Pasadena. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Flavors of butterscotch with some nutty notes. Bitter tart finish.
mikedR (1282) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer would be superb with just a bit of refinement. Here, the fruits are too fruity. The sweetness is to sweet. Etc. ramp it down a couple of notches and it would be sublime.