slowrunner77 (9946) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
this was the first of the 3 barrel aged black holes we tried (rum already sold out). all 3 pour black with brown edges, little head. this one had the most complex aroma and flavor of the 3. the coffee, vanilla, and honey from the beer still came through, especially roasted bittersweet coffee, and a slight tannic aspect from the wine. very nice, and better than i expected."
Jashiu (107) - Gdañsk, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Shared @Alebrowar Gdynia.
Smells of coffee, tar, red fruit (red grapes). Heavy red wine smells. Some wooden barrel scents.
Pours pitch black with some short lasting small tan head.
Taste is dry, cocoa beans, chocolate, some coffee. A lot of red wine as the beer gets warmer. The finish brings some wooden barrel tastes.
Almost no carbonation.
Overall very interesting beer, though very dominated by the barrel aging in the red wine barrel.
Inbreak (4425) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
30.05.2016, 0,375l bottle shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Tiny bubbly shortlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry mineraly, burnt sugar, dark malts, licorice, oak, alcohol, weeds, bark, minerals, dark sugar, grass. Taste is slightly sour-ish mineraly, weeds, minerals, sour grass, oak, burnt sugar, bark, alcohol, ashes, paper, licorice. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and burnt watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.
SlackerMads (2824) - DENMARK - MAR 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2011 edition, thanks to pentaz. Black with a small light brown head. Earthy, wood, roasted malt, minerals, chalck. Somehow crisp. Honey. Soft carbonation, filling sweetness, good balance.
Stuu666 (10291) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is chocolate, coffee, red wine, taste is rich and fruity, liquorice, chocolate.
crossovert (11184) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375ml green bottle. This is old and oxidized. Peppery red wine notes, soy saucey stout, ash, nto terirble but tastes ancient.
Beerhunter111 (16468) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast schwarzes Bier mit wenig beigem Schaum. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, reife dunkle Früchte, alkoholisch. Geschmack sehr röstmalzig, fruchtig, Kaffee, alkoholisch.
Koelschtrinker (16806) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Schokoladig malziger Beginn, wenig alkoholisch. Harmonisch, weiterhin schokoladig. Zum Ende etwas wässrig. Rund. 10/11/11/12/11/12
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a diseased blood reddish brown with minimal cap. Aroma is red wine, plum, wood, coffee, vanilla. Oh so much vanilla. And booze. Taste is tannic and sweet. Very dry finish from a coating, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty much a red wine drenched beer.
markextrae (3713) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. poured dark black with a small tan head. dark roasted malts, oats, red fruits, dark bitter chocolate, oak, hints of wine. some vanilla, enjoyed it!
jbruner (3926) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a deep brownish black with minimal head. Aroma is much like the original with hints of earthy wood and dark fruit. Tannic taste but still very roasty, somehow the booze is better hidden. Good stuff.