Westmeister (1821) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (1967) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Slightly tart and sour fruity. Nice. Finishes dry.
timaholic (5) - - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared amongst friends..
Pores dark.. Brown cola.
Too much wine grapes..
Barely a porter
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DenverLogan (823) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
scooterbub (870) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Strykzone (5061) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(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.
devman171 (1047) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours reddish dark brown. Aroma is roast and grape, taste is similar with a sweeter than i would like grape finish. different