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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
achtungpv (210) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Pitch black with a ruddy thin head. Light silky mouth feel. Sour red wine up front with mellow lingering hops. A really good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ilovedarkbeer (2279) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours a black brown color with a light brown bready head. Notes of coconut, cherry, slight funk, milk chocolate, and a little bit of burnt toast.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gEUS (1041) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle shared by krazy lraddel who brought a nice horizontal to the tasting... Thanks man! Iím an instant fan, the characteristics of the original are totally gone, but support the full fruity character of this beer. Cherry explosion in the nose and elderberry juice and even syrup in the mouth. Super!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3004) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle thnx to Experiment_ale Pours black, rediculously big foam Smell is full, fruity . Taste is fruity , cherry, very full, some oak . Very nice!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (919) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Draft at Sanctuary. Sitting next to a complete asshole who is belittling his girlfriend with every chance. Too bad she doesnít seem to see it. Anyway, beer: beautiful pour into a tulip, dark with creamy khaki head. 5 for sure. Aroma: wine is huge on this. Chocolate and berries, too, but this is definitely winey. Taste: jammy, chocolate, roast, wine. Moderately sweet with an unpleasant tannic astringency in the finish. I donít really like how this tastes, mostly due to its defining characteristic: wine barrel. Should have known. Full body, average carbonation, alcohol warmth. Still doesnít work for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (363) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
Looks.. Darkest brown/black dark tan med head. Smells.. Coffee, sweet choc, cherry & berry sweet tannins and a hint of smoke/char. Tastes..loads of fresh raspberry, grape, cherry, red tannin, sweet espresso, cherry chocolate, dry red wine and coffee bitterness in the finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1715) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, with a large, brown head. Aroma is fruit, wine, and roasted malt. Flavor is wine, roasted malt, fruit, and chocolate. Body medium, with a a dry fruity, wine finish. Nicely done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1812) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
Dark black in color with tan head... Aroma of chocolate covered berries, cherries, raspberry, vinous character... Flavor is dark chocolate, raspberry, cherry, espresso, oak, smoke... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nellycale (183) - Caledonia, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston. Pours a rich black hue with a decent cappuccino head with moderate lacing. Aroma of roast, red wine barrel, dark chocolate, tart cherries, espresso, subtle spice, and oak. Taste is tart, espresso, raspberry, grape skins, oaky, cocoa nibs, oily and just pure awesomeness. Finish is dry and somewhat clean without the big sweetness of other imperial stouts which I really like! But aftertaste lingers with some cocoa, some tart. Very complex with a multitude of flavor but subtle at the same time. Really impressed! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2178) - Crestview, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Black pour. Small tan head. Little bit of lacing. Fruit juice and stout aroma. Stout taste with a cherry juice note. A bit of a sour cherry in the back with an earthy note.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with no head. Smells woody, chocolaty and fruity Ė dark and red berries with a light splash of espresso and a hint of leather. Full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is mostly burnt, but also offers some lightly woody funk, moderate bitterness and acidity. Short, tart, scorched finish. I enjoy the regular bourbon barrel-aged Noir much more than this treatment. Still, itís not like this is a disaster. Itís a good beer - nothing more or less. Thanks go out to biggsbowler for giving me the chance to try this!


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