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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (1754) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
From a recent trade and shared with some nonbeer devotees. Pours almost black with thinner tan head. Smell is a smooth sweet and slightly roasted porter base with some barrel and grape juice showing up. The flavor definitely shows the grape in more of a juice manner than a vinous/wine manner. However, the smooth and rich beer melds well with the addition for just a subtle touch of tartness. Nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1646) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Slightly tart and sour fruity. Nice. Finishes dry.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
timaholic (5) - - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Very dark when poured. Strong wine esq grape nose. The flavor is complex with grapes, rich porter flavor, and a smooth wine barrel finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Shared amongst friends.. Pores dark.. Brown cola. Too much wine grapes.. Barely a porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
On tap at the Rackhouse in Sept. 2013. Pours a black with big brown head. Aroma of peppers and bitter chocolate. Medium carbonation and significant mouthefeel. Flavors of roasted malts, melba toast, roasted peppers, malt balls, papaya juice. Overall big and bold, tasty yet different.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scooterbub (830) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 17, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a dark black with a very slight, red hue and a three inch tan head that slowly collapses. Taste is of roasted malt, smoke, fruit, grass, herb, vanilla, caramel, wood and dandelions. Similar aroma. Has a full body that coats the mouth. The finish is fruity, a bit dry and a touch bitter. Bridges the gap between beer and wine rather well. Nice!

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Experiment_Ale (1004) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
750 in the mountains in Breckenridge. Pours dark brown with red tiny. Huge fluffy head he goes down to a lumpy medium layer. Nose is Carmel, Carmel, red wine, fruity yeast funk. Taste is Carnap syrup, hint of tartness, red win barrel, oak, harsh malt, funky bite. This is either a pretty bad beer or is slightly infected; I am leaning towards the later given the almost gushing pour and tart des.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (4933) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Sampled at esbls. A dark pour but a funky one for a porter. Lots of fruit in the nose and it is not like a porter at all. Red grape jotes with tannins. Citrus hops in the back end. No alcohol tasted. Really interesting. A bit of roast.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
(750ml bottle) clear for a porter, medium brown, lasting film of light tan head. Nose of red wine, porter, funky, complex, caramel, smells super unique. Taste isn’t as good as the nose, red grapes, sweet almost port like, nutty, mossy cellar floor In the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (969) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle pours reddish dark brown. Aroma is roast and grape, taste is similar with a sweeter than i would like grape finish. different


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