TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very unique stout. A very odd aroma sensation for me of popped fireworks... I actually really like the taste combo of Pinot noir and stout. A lovely complexity. Finish is lightly fruity.
Thisis12ptfont (935) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of wood, oak and charcoal. Dark black in color with a thin foam top. Strong oak, sherry, grape and coffee overtones with a pleasantly thick finish with chocolate and big booze on the finish. Overall, This is a great change of pace for imperial stouts. Strong alcohol and complex flavors. I’d give this an A+ rating.
Brouwerij (955) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Pours a dark brown with two and a half fingers of rocky tan/light brown head. Decent retention and a little lacing. Aroma is roasted, malty, coffee. Flavor is roasted, oak, light coffee, malty, fading into noticeable alcohol. Roasted malty finish that lingers. Pinot and barrel flavors become more noticeable as it warms. Strong carbonation and medium-heavy body. A slightly oily mouthfeel and a slightly dry finish.
legion242 (2307) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark heavy brown. Nose of roasted malt. No hints at all of PInot Noir and why the hell would one use barrels from what everyone knows is one of the lightest red wines. Man up and use Cab or Zin.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours back with dark tan head. Aroma of dark roasted grain, dark chocolate with a red wine note. Favor is much the same, malty and as a woody finish and big dark roast bitterness. Heavy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Solid brew!
emacgee (4244) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok, first off. Explosive bottle. Blew the cork and cage off and poured with a profuse amount of carbonation/head. 2 to 3 fingers of fizzy chestnut tan head. Always a good sight....
Hard to pick out the nose, some charred wood and light coffee roast with a touch of alcohol and fruit skins. Lightly vinous with some dark fruit. and booze. Nice enough but not too crazy. Needs body and less carbonation
r464 (1970) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge, foamy tan head over a dark color. Roasty, toasty, smooth. Cocoa, coffee, toast, with a sweet dark malt. Very nice. Full, but the alcohol is well masked.
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a pitch black with an extremely large head, lots of carbonation, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, some smoke, and a bit of red wine.
taste is of licorice, beef jerky, cocoa, sour malt, and wood. ends a little sour.
llcooldave (1149) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very black in the glass. Huge dark roasted malt aroma. Some dark cocoa followed by a slight coffee liquer aftertaste. Overall, a very "hearty brew"... Delicious!
Daniehac (5) - SINGAPORE - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of wows all around. Dark Chocolate and coffee notes dominate. Excellent flavour and strength. Bitterness and mouthfeel is just right. As a stout I couldn't ask for more, one of the best I've ever had. Would definitely drink again, and again.
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