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RATINGS: 98   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenverLogan (770) - 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 (813) - 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 (908) - 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 (4782) - 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 (5481) - 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 (880) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5139) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2013
750 ml bottle to oversized snifter (shared by dudeabide). Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with foamy beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; malty and nutty with notes of oak and must. Tastes like it smells, only better, with more of a grape presence. Good on the palate. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2468) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2013
It poured a hazy brown color with a light tan head. The aroma was of light grapes and dusty malts. The taste was of esters and chocolate malt with hints of red wine. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Thanks Dakine! Dark pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and oak. Taste is sweetness from grapes, roasted malt, oak. dry. Very tasty. Nice lacing. I like the added flavor the grapes add to the porter. Sweetness of the grapes play well with roasted malt.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arondee (544) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
Pours a chocolate brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is sour grapes and chocolate malts. The taste is sour right up front followed by coffee/chocolate and ends sour. Very interesting and different. I like it!


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