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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial stout aged in red wine barrels


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10741) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Bottle shared by Phil. Black pour with a khaki head. Nice roasted malt notes up front along with tons of chocolate, red wine (pinot?), and raspberry jam. Hints of blackberry and coffee, too. Great jammy, seedy, raspberry notes to the flavor. A touch of blackberry, plenty of wine, some oak, and a bit of roast. Light chalk and char, dark chocolate, and a hint of coffee.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (359) - 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 (1714) - 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 (1806) - 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 (2168) - 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 (9064) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle... Pours dark brown with no head. Smells woody, chocolaty and fruity – 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, it’s not like this is a disaster. It’s a good beer - nothing more or less. Thanks go out to biggsbowler for giving me the chance to try this!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2580) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle at home. Pour is deep black with a huge brown head and great lacing. Roasty, tangy, cocoa, dark berries, grape skins, oak, light spice, and raspberries in the aroma. Taste is tangy, toasted bread, allspice, wood notes, berry skins, coffe, cocoa nibs and red wine with a lightly tart roasted finish. Syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Ton of flavor and highly complex, but doesn’t seem fully cohesive. Very good, but not quite great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Tap sample. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate, coffee, tannic and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy dark sweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a medium to heavy dark tannic dry and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhops (428) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with massive rocky head. Aroma of toffee, raisins and brown bread. Flavor has nice imperial bite, with a coffee and fruit flavor punch. Thick and oily. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sevenlee (1294) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours totally black with a reddish brown head. Aroma is malt, fruit and berries, coffee, chocolate, woody notes and hops. Taste is high sweet leading to a tart, sweet and oaky finish. Damn good!


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