hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with tan head and can actually pick up reddish tinges in beer. Aroma is all over the place. Woody charred character with licorice and the coffee and vanilla notes all topped off with distinct vinous nature. Sweet roasted taste with prominent feature of whatever red wine barrel they used. And definitely finishes in a dry wine type manner. Overall, really good, and I like what the wine barrel aging has managed to do for it.
Errl (1086) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000....Pour is dark black with no head..Nose is oxidation, chocolate, heavy red wine, grape, barrel, oak...Taste is heavy red wine, wet oak, chocolate, flat, oxidation, dry..
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the "Far Out! Space-themed beer tasting" on 10/01/2013. Pours an opaque black color with a medium frothy light brown head that diminishes gradually. Patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark chocolate, wood and dark fruit. Full-bodied with a subtle vinous character and flavors of semisweet chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of black licorice. The finish is roasty with a chocolate and oak aftertaste. Good beer all around.
Yorker (838) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked 37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, red wine, and roasted malt. Flavour is much like the aroma – with some warming alcohol and a bitter finish.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt, tannic wood and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy dark roasted sweet flavor with medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid beer.
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a 12.7oz bottle. Dark brown color. Minimal khaki head. Bits of lace. Great red wine, coffee, vanilla aroma. Bigger body. Very light carbonation. Nice light chewiness. Bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Alcohol is well-hidden. Great stuff. Very light carbonation, but very delicious.
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle to taster. Looks good; a dark cola with tan lacing. Smells good too; dark malt, chocolate, and red wine. Tastes like it smells with some oak, but less balanced. Average on the palate. Good, not great.
Holmen2 (149) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost black in colour. Aroma of port, red wine, caramel and some malt. Similar taste. Tannins in aftertaste.
Bygers (473) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,375l at Mikkeler, Copenhagen. Pours a black colour. Head disappeared quickly. Aroma of red wine, coffee, dark malt and oak. Taste of wine, nicely meshed with coffee and a subtle bitter chocolate.
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NBird (238) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BB 090515. Semi viscous black pour, small slight tan head. Smells..rich roasted malts, dark choc, some coffee, some vanilla oak and almost a boozey berry hint. Tastes..roasted malts, rich dark chocolate and fruits, some bitter coffee & can definitely taste ther red wine barrel. I really, really enjoyed this.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home... It pours pitch black with a medium creamy tan head....The aroma is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and oak.... The flavor is very nice, roasted malt, coffee, light vinous, vanilla, hops, licorice and chocolate Very nice.....