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RATINGS: 231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Wine Barrel Noir is our imperial oatmeal stout aged in freshly dumped red wine barrels. Coffee and chocolate notes in the beer are complimented by tart berry flavors and oak we derive from the wine barrels.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Thick opaque brown, nice compact ringed tan head and neat lacing. Thick raspberry wine times, lush and berry sweet. Vibrant. Initial taste is. Took a while to realise what I was dunking into here. Nice roast but the wine berry good times lifts everything. Soft bitterness, an initially bullish carbonation faded quickly and left a sultry mouthfeel. Finishes lovely, warming winey times. The berry tart linger was hardly a surprise from the kick off but was a delicous sweet bite.

Bottle, Cheers GlasgowTad via BenHHH, Whole Lotta Rosie Tasting

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2878) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle thanks to sir Tad of Glasgow. Black with tan head. Aroma of roasty chocolate, wood, wine. Taste is full on berries, chocolate, slightly roasty, raspberry. Slightly sweet and a little tart. "tart".

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours black, nose sweet chocolate, grapes, red wine, light wood, taste is dry, wood, juicy berry, strawberry, chocolate, roasted, little fizzy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
bottle at home ... dark black .... thick tan head ...soft chocolate roast ... dark malt nose ... soft sweet chocolate roast ... light wine nose .. dark roast ... soft sweet berries roast ... dark chocolate ... sofgt wine ... big sweet berries

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (5672) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black.with a thin tan head. Aromas of redcurrants, wood, chocolate. Taste is very fruity, strawberry. Dry finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
andriesradu (563) - ROMANIA - MAY 13, 2015
Pours dark brown, almost black with a brown head. Really nice aroma with notes of roasted malt, chocolate, red wine and coffee. Flavor is also great. Sour red wine, chocolate, coffee, some oak. Well balanced. Really nice

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (5275) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with no head. The aroma is roast and chocolate. Medium mouth with strong grape, vinous, oak, very good.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3269) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2015
This is almost really good. It pours deep oily brown, completely headless after a few seconds. I saw this is almost really good because the chocolate and coffee notes of the stout do play really nicely off the deep stone fruit notes from the wine barrel. However, there is an unfortunate sharp ashy character and a bit of alcohol burn that keep this from being entirely enjoyable. It is full bodied and fairly sweet and syrupy w/ incongruously high carbonation. It finishes w/ lingering earthy bitterness, a touch of pine resin and some further ashy, roasty notes. This is a big beer to be sure and I think lots of people who get into such things will enjoy it but I just can’t overlook the harsh off-notes simply because it is very flavorful.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (774) - GREECE - APR 29, 2015
355ml bottle at home, trade by RobertDale. Thanks Bob! Dark brown almost black color with big beige brown frothy head. Aroma is malty, roasted notes, some coffee and chocolate, fruity - berries cherry, wood. Sweet and bitter taste, fruity, tart cherry and dark fruits, coffee, something like tasting a perfume. Almost medium oily body with average carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1165) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2015
With all these CBC ratings around I felt like treating myself to something nice. Pours almost black with a brown head. Aroma is licorice, grape, blackcurrant, roast, some chocolate and some soy. Taste is pretty sweet but not Bourbon barrel sweet. Moderate bitterness. Long finish with a full body. Tasty.


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