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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
An Imperial Porter aged in oak wine barrels accented with juice from Tempranillo grapes grown on the Western Slope of Colorado, this harmonic combination is truly, a must.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (13278) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at Odell poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate and light vinous notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of milk chocolate, vanilla, light vinous notes and light roastiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Dark mahogany pour with crimson at its core and chestnut edges. Thin latte head. Aroma of musty grape skin, cherry flesh, and cocoa-dusted raisins. Chocolate, oak, vanilla, tart plum, roasted malt, along with some tannic tones. Fairly complex, unique, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2013
750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy brown color with a two and a half finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is light grapes and dusty malt. Flavor is esters and chocolate malt with hints of red wine. The esters linger in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2013
Pleasant cocoa aroma. Terrific head that sits around for a nice bit. Flavor is IMMENSE - roasted cocoa boozy tangy goodness that goes on for ages. Love how it is lighter bodied than the stouts. Sampled several new styles tonight, but had to pour an extra of this imp porter - a little sample was not enough. Great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burgy (456) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours super crazy with deep 2 inch brown sugar color head. Aromatics hit with normal porter notes (chocolate, sugar, molasses) it finishes with lots of grape/red wine tannic notes. Flavor hits with quick complexities that do not last. Lots of chocolate, slight brown sugar, tannins, and some barrel characters. Great brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2013
Deep brown pour, tan head. Roasted malt, prunes, red wine notes, tannins, tartness, tart cherries. Cool beer. Much better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1900) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2014 At Boulder Strong Ale. Pretty flat and standard roasted and caramel malt porter nose, with some fruit if you look for it. Taste is complex though-solid porter profile with tart fruit and mild wine tannins. This will definitely improve with some age. Probably better warmer, but didn’t have the luxury of waiting to savor a small taster at Strong Ale. Have a bottle and after trying it, plan to get more for cellaring. >>Bottle with about a year on it. Some red wine fruit, coffee, and other standard porter elements on the nose. Taste has come together from what I remember, with nice porter core and tart red wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - MAR 2, 2013
750ml corked and caged bottle served in a tulip. Poured a deep brown with some red hints. A couple of fingers of tan head. Chocolate malt and some fruit in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Some more chocolate along with vanilla from the oak in the flavor. A little fruit comes through especially as it warms. Alcohol is well hidden. Very smooth and rich. This experiment works for me. Very drinkable beer, although pretty expensive at $15.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5084) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2013
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Black with a tan head. The aroma and flavor is wine, herbs, wood, roasted malts, dark fruit and grape juice. Pretty interesting flavor with a nice, dry feel and finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, thick black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of wine, grapefruit, hints of metallic notes, touch of coffee, roast, slight toffee. Taste is a mix of grape, slight wine, hints of metallic notes, hints of roast, chocolate, finishing fairly sweet, roasted.

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