brosen561 (70) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, dark, really dark beer. Big head, audacious to look at. Aroma is odd and unexpected in a fantastic, wine forward way. First hit on the palate is very much wine, fruity, tart, and somewhat tannic. After few seconds, the rich choclate and toffee of the beer comes forward with just a slightly bitter finish. Definite sipper.
Dieseljaxx (9) - Roseville, California, USA - APR 8, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth yet complex flavor. Smells and tastes of molasses with cardamom very present in the finish. Well worth a taste!
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cards04 (2102) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at happy harrys beer and bacon festival in grand forks. Lots of Roasty and woody notes. Nice stout.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
What a bizarre beer. Its a super dark brown color, light brown head. Flavors? All over the map Roasted malt, vinous tart flavors, browed butter, charred oak, ash...hard to wrap my head around this beer.
nealblind (983) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark pour some tan head. Aroma of leather, long pepper, malt toffee, lactic, caramel, raisins. Tastes strongly of raisins, tobacco, dairy product. Some buttery acidity like wine from the barrels. Some smoke flavor. Mid-light mouthfeel for a dark beer. Spice from the oak . This definitely is a half beer half wine. the orange peel and cardamom don’t make it through all the other components which is okay from an already very complex brew.
DiarmaidBHK (3661) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at JL Beers Fargo. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Doesn’t leave much lacing. Slight red wine note on the nose. There’s charcoal and kool aid on the tongue. A bit watery in the tongue. Hides it’s alcohol well. Unfortunately it doesn’t hide it’s dreadful taste.
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I have no idea if I am putting this rating in the right place, but the bottle looks the same and everyone else seems to be putting their ratings here, so... - black pour - minimal lace - has some tart and tannic notes in the nose that are decent, but there are also strong aromas of DMS/boiled cabbage, burnt popcorn, char - flavor is sweet chocolate up front, as well as mild roast and smoke - later flavors of burnt popcorn, light DMS, light copper, mild tartness - overall messy and confusing - their lager was terrible and this isn’t all that good (although I likely won’t pour it down the drain like I did the lager) - I have one more beer from this brewery to try - I am not looking forward to it.
kaser (3674) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft at lucky bucket brewery. This one is good black thick pour. Tan head. Malt and coffee notes. Well balanced beer
edgallow (2572) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of sweet malts, cocoa and fruit. Taste is real complex, dried fruit, malts chocolate and a hint of coffee.
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jcnielsen (2423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, raisin, bbq brisket aromas. Burnt sugar, raisin, malty, oak flavors. Alright.
Hercamund_Hops (29) - Rooster Poop, Nebraska, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2013 3/8/13 Recent bottling 10% LOOK: very dark with thin mocha head NOSE: musty wood, damp soil/mud, cherry cigar tobacco, burnt old coffee, fruity something...probably from the wine cask, some chocolate, smoked oyster TASTE: tangy coffee, bitter chocolate, cherry cigar, some taste of smoked oyster as well, long tangy/bitter coffee finish FEEL: nice smooth feel...feels like I just smoked a cigar OVERALL: didn’t notice the 10% at all, unique and pretty good... not great though... a lot going on, but doesn’t seem to all come together very well Room temp Pair with smoked oysters possibly? UPDATE: yes, very good with smoked oysters!!