Strykzone (5501) - 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 (5772) - 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 (1217) - 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
b3shine (6508) - Indiana, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jandd1983 (3123) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
jhamp9 (1276) - Corinth, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
UncleKorm (1050) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.