BuckeyeBoy (2932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle Thanks to ditmier. Pours out a dark brown topped with a small off white head. Aroma was of berries, some pit fruit sweetness, light tart, and a touch of spice. Taste was much as the aroma but this a little oak and vanilla.
Doodler (313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grazie to Sir Derek for this one. Poured into my Avery Sourfest tulip a copper brown with a small off-white head. Nose of wood, dark fruits, malts and vanilla beans. Taste is slightly vinous, with toasted malts, sweet caramel and cherries. Yummy. Slight amounts of alcohol in the finish. Mild carbonation, soft mouthfeel, Very nice stuff.
madmitch76 (16507) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th November 2009
2005 Bottle. Cloudy dark brown beer. Sour coca cola like nose. Crispy palate. When fridge cold the beer also tastes of sour coca cola. As it warms up a little oak comes through and the cola magically turns to malt with rich red wine notes. Finishes dry and lightly sour. The beer rewards patience.
douglas88 (6588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Eric. Pours a dark brown color with a very small white head. The aroma is sweet cocoa, some sour fruity berries. A hot flavor of berries, earthy, some oak, something akin to red wine, quite vinous. Decent, just very odd. Enjoyable on the whole.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle thanks to pittsburghkid. Pours a dark brown with almost no head at all. Nose is spicy, anise, sour and slight wood aromas. Flavors are sour at first. get some wine flavors as well, oak, also get some sweetness which balances the flavors well. Love the hint of wine in this beer and gives it a great twist. Would love more of it.
MadIndian (2499) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gift from SJ. Definitely all the ratings on here talking about a bit of a vineyard taste are 100% correct. Add in a touch of hop , wood, bread, dark fruits and vanilla, and BAM PARTY TIME!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Thanks ditmier!): Pours a dark brown color with a light head and moderate amounts of sediment that seems like grape skins. The aroma is tart and fruity with a light ester and fig/plum note. A little disconnected, the tannins come across as infection with the tart belgian yeast compounding the problem. I can see the well balanced underlying beer, but there’s a giant bottle of wine in the way.
tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep cloudy dark brown with a small creamy brown head leaving small lacing. Aroma is very fruity and winy, malty, with some raisins, yeast and caramel tones all in nice balance with each other. Crispy medium acidy mouthfeel. Sourish winy, tart, fruity and slightly sweet, exciting mix and balance of flavors. Very nice indeed. Palate is medium grapy sour and tart. Finishes fruity and tart with a sourish sweet pleasant aftarttaste.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1000th rating. Bottle generously shared by ryan. Opaque brown pour with a thin tan head. Tons of oak here. Both on the nose and the tongue. Very wine-like. Aroma has tons of grape and red wine. Creamy, vanilla oak. Slightly spicy, maybe a touch of cinnamon. Very smooth and easy to drink. Hides the alcohol incredibly well. Very lightly tart. Bitter, slightly roast. Strong oaky wine notes. Hints of chocolate. Slightly boozy finish. Very nice beer.
deyholla (7266) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Sean, thanks! Poured a hazy brownish amber with a light brown head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of sweet grain with honey and caramel as well as a bit of underlying dry tart grape. Flavor had a more of a dry tart grape note with sweet grains and a hint of backing caramel.