Tide (1676) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Backcountry Pizza. Black color, brown head. Bitter taste with roasted malts, nuts, oak, tannins, earthy notes, chocolate snd coffee. Bitter/sour finish with coffee, roasted malts, oak and tannins. Very nice imperial stout.
Salmoniform (469) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle to snifter. Opaque hue with brown creamy head that lingered. Aroma is red wine, lactic, molasses, grassy, chocolate. Mouthfeel is nice with a full body and sharp carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a salty sour following and dry slightly astringent finish. Overall this is a decent brew.
AirForceHops (2974) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle provide by rightcross55, another nice brew. Fluffy white head sitting on top of a pitch black liquid. Aroma is mostly port wine with a trace of chocolate.
Flavor is vinous red grapes through out the sip with a light oak barrel and blackberry hint toward the backend. Hint of cherry. The body is medium leaning on lighter. Has a black berry / raspberry jam type texture. Damn this reminds me of another imperial stout that has a jammy quality. Nice!
jzzbassman (1507) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Falling Rock. Pours almost black with a slight foamy head. This is like dessert wine and dark chocolate all at once! Lovely fruit and chocolate combo that doesn’t taste artificial or overly sweet or sour. The fruit component to this is just so perfectly composed and balanced. Terrific variant.
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, medium brown head, creamy, lasts forever, great lacing. Aroma is heavy roasty, chocolate, a bit vinous. Flavor is light sweet, light tart, light plus bitter, very roasty, cocoa, oak tannins, ruby port. Lingering tartness. Fullish body
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated from notes taken on 24 May and 1 Jun 2014 -- Of all the Noir’s I have tasted this "feels" the lightest. Easily the most delicate, oaky with the red wine flavors, and a strong earthy stout throughout.
Beachmaster (95) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours an inky black, with a big tan head that slowly fades, leaving good lacing. Nose is coffee, dark roast malt, with a hint of red wine. Taste is coffee and red wine, with many complex layers that keep unfolding. The finish is long, witha creamy mouthfeel and a pronounced red wine note at the end. Delicious.
dfinney23 (1582) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very active, building a thick head even with a gentle pour. Coffee and dry red wine, even somewhat tannic. Similar feel to a sour but with a very different taste.
Crispy34 (356) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Aroma is coffee darkness with some wine. Appearance black with plenty of tan head. Taste is dark malt with some dark fruit that goes into some wine flavors. Palate is dark, with a white wine feel. Overall, an interesting beer. Too dark with the wine.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
dfearnley (884) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to goblet at the RBAG14 warmup
Red wine, caramel, and vinous notes. Dark brown and dark tan head. Red wine, caramel, dark chocolate.