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RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
achtungpv (226) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (3261) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (617) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1148) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18767) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty woody wine and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty woody weak sour wine and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate woody wine finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
procraste (98) - FRANCE - APR 24, 2015
Mousse invraisemblable qui finit pas s’apaiser un peu, mais garde une bonne tenue. Nez sur le fruit et l’acidité ... Bouche presque désagréable. Une attaque genre gueuze qui s’apaise en deuxième temps sur du caramel "à la stout" .... Franchement, je sais pas vraiment au final, si j’aime ça ... Reste au final, une belle complexité d’arôme en 3ème plan. Des arômes de bonbons acidulés aussi .... peut-être un peu "M’as-tu-vu" ? On est pas dans la simplicité élégante en tout cas. Plus sage en se réchauffant dans le verre. Mais toujours trop d’acidité pour moi.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bartzluke (122) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 18, 2015
6 oz room temp pour into sniffer glass from 12 oz bottle. Back and opaque. One-finger, tan head that lasted ten minutes. Smells like cocoa nibs, red wine, and oak. Mouthfeel is between thin and creamy. Taste is wine tanins, red wine, bitter, a little chocolate, oatmeal, maybe a hint of vanilla. Lots of bitter wine taste to this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosenbergh (8117) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
12 oz bottle. 10%. Courtesy of olio. Thanks! Black colour with a small tan head. Chocolate, cookies, mild sweetness, red berries and bitterness in the aroma. The flavour is red wine, mild sourness, mild alcohol and red berries. Truly enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
33 cl bottle.
Pours black color with a small beige head. Nice dark berry notes on the nose, roasted malts, wood, some more berries. Loads of berries on the flavor too, dark malts, some subtle wooden notes with cocoa and faint oats, some subtle coffee on the background. Very different, yet balanced and tasty IS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
355 ml bottle. Thanks olio. Pours a dark brown, almost black colour with a beige head. Aroma of red berries, dark chocolate, Flavour of roastiness, red berries, tart wooden notes, chocolate, some vanilla and grass. Full bodied and almost creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (10726) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vinous notes, light vanilla and light oak. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavorsof roated malt, dark chocolate, vinous notes, light vanilla and light oak with a smooth lingering chocolatey vinous finish.

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