thoramel (42) - Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Bodega’s, Columbus, Ohio. All in all a good brew. The first taste is sweet and syrupy with definite grape overtones. The only problem for me is the lingering grape aftertaste.
nealblind (374) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer was great. It blew my mind. The vineous qualities were well matched with the yeasty qualities. One of the best beer/wine combos I’ve ever had.
jkwalking05 (3050) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Gold in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of yeast and grain. Taste is of grapes, yeast, woody hops.
Headbanger (2735) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle 4/21/10 (Whole Foods Market-Lamar)-Pours a hazy orangish amber with a tight off white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and grape juice. Taste of the same with also some champagne tastes. This medium bodied was a bit different but was still tasty. Not bad.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2013 Un côté sauce tomate, bonne présence en bouche, une certaine complexité mais ça lève pas comme j’aurais aimé.
italianjohn (2145) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep golden orange pour, thin off white head .... aroma of grape juice, sweet caramel malts and light champagne yeast ... taste of sweet caramel malts, fruity yeast, grapes and dry light oak .... has a light bitter dry bite in the finish with a lingering dryness and a subtle hoppy bite ... not bad the abv is hidden very well
bluejacket74 (1127) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. This one has been in the fridge for quite a while, so I’m sure it has some age on it. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a reddish/amber color with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a small amount of lacing. There’s also some sediment floaties noticeable. It smells like dark fruit (raisins, grapes), caramel, oak, candy sugar and some apple. The taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like grapes, raisins, oak, white wine, and caramel. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit creamy and has moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, but I’m thinking I probably should have drank this one sooner.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Aroma of grapes, caramel and alcohol. Flavor was sweet and fruity with grapes skins, caramel, a hint of wood and a touch of toffee.
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is quick and sweet. Pours a mutt led hazy brown...whiteer head than expected? Full bodies. Has a over ripe fruit quality. Sweet and a slight tartness. I like it even tho it’s not "normal" for a BW. Crisp. I enjoyed it.
sonnycheeba (2524) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma is malty and floral hops with some white wine notes. Taste is caramel, toasted malt, sugar, and alcohol. Somewhat sweet taste with minimal hops/bitterness. Medium body and carbonation. A good barleywine.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with good lacing. Aroma is straw and cookie malt with grapes, oak, candi sugar, and spicy alcohol. Flavor is medium malt, spicy alcohol, pear and grapes, low hops and bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, high warmth, medium-high carbonation.