DerWeg (1482) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty sure this is my second try, I lost the original rate - but it was better this time, not as simplistic or sweet. Great, smooth French-style oak showing through, with light round tannins and even some deep tartrate-like (wine crystals) red wine fruit. Maybe not a world-beater stout under this, but a suitable one and overall a remarkable treatment.
TheJester (1775) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Looks like the stout that itís based upon. But wow, is this one ever all about the red wine. You can smell the red win, you can taste the red wine. It actually makes the base beer seem a little thin. Red wine and oak from the barrel. And soy sauce. No strong malt flavours from the base beer. This one confuses me.
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Black pour with small tan head. Aroma of red wine, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Taste of red wine, coffee, sweetened chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and a slight woodiness. Full bodied, lower carbonation, sort of a creamy mouthfeel. Interesting beer that I really liked, a little off balanced though.
shaynsawchuk (425) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle. Black. Richly colored cafe au lait head of foam that doesnít last too long and leaves no lacing. Delicate caramel toffee, medium roast coffee. Layers of fruit, sour cherry, grape, prune. Oak and vanilla. Not a lot of funk but some definite brett presence. Seemingly sweet, rounds out nicely with balancing roasty bitterness, tannic oak and subtle tartness. Low to moderate carbonation, with a full body. Palate coating and consuming. Sticky and mouth coating.
mcberko (5919) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop, pours black with a small brown head. Aroma brings out shitloads of red wine and brett - they overtake the impie stout notes completely. Flavour is rather exquisite, bringing out a unique mix of red wine, brett and roasted malt. Huge, potent flavours, without being brutal at all. A slow sipper, but a treat.
pushkinwow (1955) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bar Hop (Toronto). Black with a brown head. Tannin, roasted malt, chocolate, boozy and dry sugar, slightly tangy with hints of anise and some coffee grinds. Full body and mild+ carbonation, odd tanginess, some grape musk, boozy on finish with some tanginess. Interesting but seemed off balance to me.
kevinsenn (1021) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Bent Elbow. Spice and wine aroma. Taste: crazy! Mix of impy stout and red wine. Spice in there too. Crazy. Body also feels like a mix of impy stout and red wine. Good, with bonus points for creativity.
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As Winey Bastard: A deep dark stout with a thin dark brown head. In aroma, a sweet licorice chocolate malt with light wine notes and alcohol warmth. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate with vinous notes, white grapes, licorice, herbal notes, coffee grinds, alcohol warmth. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Jan 2 2013.
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Volo. Dec. 7. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing creamy light-brown head. Aroma is sweet and quite fruity, with red wine, wood, licorice and alcohol. Flavour: Whoa, boozy and lots of red wine, along with sweet malt, wood and a long finish. Medium bodied. This is good but itís really wine-ey and a bit boozy, I prefer the original.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[4976-20121129] Tap. Roasted wine barrel charred malt aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy brown head. Roasted red wine wood and charred malt continues in the flavour. Full body. Tasty, very filling. (8/4/8/4/16) 4.0
(Amsterdam Brewstache @ Amsterdam brewery, Toronto, ON)