bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(375ml bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a spare beige head. Aroma of vinous, pine, oak, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor of orange, vinous, oak, dried fruit, and caramel with a dry finish.
Rasmus40 (11901) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, notes of vanilla, wood, notes of red wine and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 110413
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at Craft Beer Co., London. Pours at first murky red-brown but it clears into a lovely, translucent ruby with a fine, off-white head. The nose holds aged malts, light caramel, berries, nice dark wood. big sweet flavor, good dry wood and vinous character, ripe berries, subtle alcohol, rich oak. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, very dry with tons of dry wood, medium sweetness, well toasted malts, mild brown sugar and soft caramel. Great dry, vinous character throughout, not overly sweet. Great.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 13, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a fairly tall off-white head for a barleywine.
S: Lots of wine aroma on the nose along with some notes of vanilla. Those are nice, but there is a distinct ethanol note to it as well. A bit of caramel and toffee followed by more booze, oak, and rubber.
T: There is a very harsh oak flavor to the beer which is quite tannic and astringent. A strong bitterness and harsh booze/ethanol heat. Just a touch of red wine to go with the rubber cement.
M: Medium bodied with low carbonation.
O: I just don’t know how these beers keep selling. Morbid curiosity, I suppose.
bhensonb (11528) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Monument in Concord, CA. Pours really dark amber with some beige bubbles for head. Aromais marvelously confusing. Reminds me of my old chemistry set. Seems to be a lot of oak. Full bodied. Vinous. Oaky. Oak kills the sweet. Not exactly sour - but Imperial Flemish Red Ale?
chrisv10 (11390) - DENMARK - MAY 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12%. Unclear amber/copper with small tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caarmel, wine and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, sweet, caramel, toffee, little wine, little rip fruit, little bitter and a little vanilla.
thewolf (11259) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ Mikkeller Bar.
Clear dark amber pour with no real head. Just a thin beige film. Fat malty caramel aroma, oaky, good red wine notes, vinious, grapes, red currants. Medium carbonation, dry, light oily and frankly fairly light mouthfeel. Which is quite impressive for the ABV. Flavour is caramel sweet, a bit of toffee, mildly toasted, some light notes of milky chocolate, vinious, red currants, oaky and quite dry. Light tannin notes and the red wine is quite apparent, really. Almost coating in mouth in the finish. Very lovely.
gunnfryd (11230) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is red wine, alcohol, wood, pine, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Flavour is red wine, alcohol, wood, pine, hop, caramel, dried fruits. Very nice beer.
Pinball (10928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy brown, smooth light brown head. Very nice woody bw aroma, dusty. Dry, tight. Faint cellary which suits it well. Flavor is sweet malty, hint of red wine, wood, malts. Long aftertaste
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Big Worse, Red Wine Barrel
Date: June 26, 2011
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: hazy dark ruby red, creamy beige head, sticky lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, touch of the sweet fruity grape
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, touch of grape, lots of caramel sweetness balanced by a big bitter earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4