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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Batch 2 of Nine aged in a syrah-aged oak barrel.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16117) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2012
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2008 Date: 02/09/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Extreme Beer

Appearance: opaque brown, frothy beige head,
Aroma: sweet rum soaked raison aroma with oak and vanilla in the background,
Flavor: lots of oak and vanilla flavor on sweet chocolate malt, nice dark fruit character, touch of yeast adds interest, tartness comes in to balance the sweet,
-------- /> Date: 03/22/2008
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Vintage: 2005

Aroma: sweet winey aroma with less of the ripe fruit character,
Flavor: sweet dark caramel flavor is balanced by a fruity tartness, more oak for balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
Dark brown with tiny beige head. Sweet vinious aroma with roasted malt, ripe fruits and caramel notes. Sweet flavour with ripe fruits, yeast and caramel notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
Bottle... This beer rocks! Pours a murky caramel color with a small, frothy, khaki head. The nose is earthy, malty, vinous and acidic. Notes of praline, oak and red wine. Very good, but also very understated. Full-bodied with tingling carbonation. Rich, malty flavors of caramel, buttery toffee and praline mesh wonderfully with tangy, vinous acidity. Observations of wood and red wine. The finish is earthy, acerbic, and then Mojave-dry. The high ABV is hidden very well throughout. World class stuff!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Thank you Styles for this bottle! Poured a medium reddish/brown color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of oak, vinous, dark fruits (cherries), wood, caramel, and some vanilla. Nice. Tastes of wood, vanilla, lighter vinous quality, caramel, and some dark fruits. Light alcohol in the finish but overall well hidden.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2007
Tap at Hop Devil Grill. Dark brown beer with a creamy tan head. Beautiful spicy aroma with cloves and coriander along with a touch of sweet cardamom. Lots of soft red wine character that helps to accent the spicy yeast that they’ve used in here. Flavour is good, juicy and fruity showing lots of shiraz grapiness. Medium bodied and very vineous. Loads of red wine aroma/flavour. Light dates, raisins and dried fruit underlying the cherry/berry esters. Sweet and slightly toasty malts. Some blackberry and banana as the temperature really starts to warm. Warming brings out a touch of tannic astringency and soft vanilla that helps dry out a beer that would otherwise be quite sweet. A great example of how a barrel can accent a beer rather than dominate it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
3fourths (8239) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 12oz bottle. Deep hazy black plum/purple colored body. Big sweet, sticky, resinous plums in the nose. Huge, decadent layer of woody red wine and port. Perfumy and rich. Thick up front, turning frothy and thinner over the middle, with a Belgian yeast and sour red grape flavor. Amazingly rich. Wine-like but properly woody and dry, which works very well as a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Thanks to Styles for the bottle! Poured near-clear ruddy brown with a swirly dusting and a thicker ring of beige head. The aroma picked up more than a significant amount of deep berry vinous notes and oak with an underlying layer of honey and cherry sweetness.. odd, very wine-influenced, and really cool! The flavor had a bit too much of the wine, almost like they left an extra gallon in the cask.. still good, but the good underlying beer was a bit masked.. plummy and cherry meat at the core along with a dry, somewhat funky complimentary yeast presence.. very dry on the finish with a vinous and honey impression. Thicker-bodied and syrupy on the palate with a powerfully dry, brandied finish. This was a strange and overall very enjoyable experiment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Bottle thanks to hopscotch: Pours a transparent copper amber with a clingy, wispy-lacing white head. Aroma of oaky woodsy vinous character and some sweet toasty doughy dark caramel malts. Body starts fairly full and semi-sweet with some mild citrus and grapey vinous flavors before a toasty, butterscotch semi-dry finish. Nice barrel-aged character throughout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (7024) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
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.


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