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Mayfield Iconoclast Nocturna

Mayfield Iconoclast Nocturna
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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 321   ABV: 10.7%
Our Imperial has been aged for many months in French Oak barrels previously home for several years to a premium California Petit Syrah port wine. This meticulously hand-crafted stout captures the nuances of the wine and the barrel-aging process to display deep, lustrous roasted coffee and chocolateflavors overlaid with mellow oak and sweet dark cherry notes. Smooth and creamy, this is a stout that challenges you release your inner Iconoclast.

scanovajr's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanovajr (674) - Rio de Janeiro, - OCT 18, 2012
Bottled. A deep black beer with a tan creamy head. Aroma is roasted malt, brown sugar and oak. Taste is sweet and malty, brown sugar, licorice, roasted malt, chocolate. It also has a slight sour note. Very think and creamy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - APR 22, 2013
Thank you bucketboy for bringing this ghost. Poured into a dave tasting glass. Appearance- dark black with a thin layer of espresso head Nose- roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol Taste- incredibly complex. Cant believe how how this held up after so many years. Zero oxidation. Chocolate covered cherry followed by a sip of aged port, is the best description i can give. Very well balanced flavors, with just the right amount of sweetness

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Thanks to Alex for bringing this unknown quantity to our tasting, a rare treat indeed, just wish I was a tad more sober...This is basically the perfect wine stout. The aroma is great, oak, cherries, red wine, chocolate, lots going on but complex and nothing is overpowering...The taste is really a combination of a red wine and stout, a very vinous feel, tannic stickness, nice chocolate accent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Boozy, oak, dark malt aromas. Full bodied. Darkly vinous. Very oaky, slightly sour. Thereís a bit of sugar struggling to be recognized. Chocolate pops in and out. It sort of drinks like port.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle from Plump Jack. Pours jet black with an attractive tan head and a sour vinous chocolate aroma. Ther flavor is chocolate cherry with a slightly sour finish. Very unique and tasty and drinks like a port.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 21, 2010
Corked and "double-dipped" 750. at a private tasting at Brewforia in Meridian, ID. Clear black with redish brown edges. Big licorice chocolate and tart apple aroma aroma. Bigger green apple in the flavors, sweet chocolaty and wandiney from the barels. Moderate bodied, very softly carbonated, almost still, and a soft smokey trailer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sean9689 (285) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bottle shared by Masterski at our Epic Chicago Tasting. Poured into Rochefort tulip. A - Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with large bubbles, a thin ring, and no lacing. S - Red wine, chocolate, barrel/oak, alcohol, cookie notes. T - Similar to the palate. The wine and chocolate meld well together and Iím really digging this. I would say this is as close to a beer that tastes like wine then Iíve ever had. Syrah is strong enough to come through with the stout...yum. M - Full bodied, slight carbonation, very rich. D - More please. Recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2010
Bottle @ Paulís tasting thanks Puzzl. Black pour with some light head. Chocolate, coffee, maple and some sugary molasses notes. Cherry, rum, vinous, almost port wine like finish. Slight warming, but a nice twist on a a style I drink pretty often.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3259) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
Bottle from Jon, thanks man. Very weird mix of coffee, red wine, and milk in the aroma. Flavor is similar, with an unusual, mismatched finished that leaves my palate very confused. This was a very divisive beer, with half the people loving it, half the people not liking it much at all. I was one of the latter, though it showed some potential.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2010
On tap at the Rose & Crown for Mayfield Brewing night for only $7 for a large pour - a crazy discount compared to the outrageous price of a bottle of this. Pours black and somewhat thick with purplish hues. Minimal head. Excellent aroma: smooth roast and chocolate along with sweet port wine, black cherry, oak, and vanilla. Flavor is really amazing. A very good base stout, with roasted malt, toffee, coffee, and dark chocolate, which benefits even more from the barrel aging. Sweet and mildly tannic port, black cherry oak, and vanilla really add to the complexity. Smooth and fairly thick on the palate with low carbonation and a little bit of wine-like acidity. Overall a very interesting and very good beer. Now I saw the brewer, John, at the event but didnít get to talk to him. I would have liked to compliment him on what a great job he did in brewing this excellent barrel aged imperial stout. The only problem (and itís a big problem) is that bottles typically sell for over $40, an absolutely INSANE price point. I just donít get how someone can start up as a brewer and come out of the gate charging that much. I would buy this beer like crazy at $20. At $43, no chance in hell. Thereís just so much better value out there.

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