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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5593) - Indiana, 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 (2630) - 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 (568) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1086) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Opaque mahogany pour with a huge mocha head. Tons of lacing. Nice aroma with chocolate, wood, red wine, and dark fruits. The barrels come through strong through out the taste with a lot of wine and wood character. There is also chocolate and raisin in there as well. Body is just a little fizzy. Overall I really enjoy this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5294) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with dark fruit notes, wet wood, red wine, grape skins and light chocolate. Taste is strong roasted malt and grape notes, red wine, wet wood, dark chocolate, dark fruit, tart fruit and very soft funky notes. Body is medium with a light carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malt, grapes, red wine, wet oak, dark fruit and lighter chocolate notes.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (853) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2013
750ml bottle poured clear deep dark brown hue w/ a huge frothy tan head slowly diminishing w/ some sticky lacing. Moderate aromas of barrels, grape, grain, and sweet orange citrus. Initial flavor is a moderate sweet to a light acidic finish. Tastes are grapes, dark chocolate, cask wood, lightly roasted coffee, and lemon. Medium to full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a light alcoholic warmth in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmellison (424) - Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2013
On tap at choice city. Pours a cola brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of grapes. Has a nice light sourness, overall really nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reggiedunlop (3121) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Pours brown with a thick and foamy tan head...nice retention. Aroma has winelike grape notes and a bit of roasty/burnt cocoa. Flavor is notably grapey...subtle tartness...lots of roast and cocoa. Mouthfeel is medium/full and creamy with a warming roasty/bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2013
red brown pour, with grey head. Aroma is vinous, grapes present, along with burnt sugar and malt. Medium to light bodied, a lot lighter in body in than I anticipated. Flavor mimics aroma with long finish. Not bad.


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